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High-low hems, one-shoulder style elements – asymmetry in fashion

  • by Marissa

Sometimes you are just in the mood to add a curve-ball to your outfit and give it a certain flair. As trends come and go, asymmetrical hemlines and necklines have been there, more or less depending on the trends of the moment, as a styling option to add a bit of dare. Asymmetrical hemlines (also called high-low, mullet, waterfall or dip hemlines) came to the fore in recent fashion history in 2011. Before that asymmetrical hemlines appeared in the 1870’s and 1880’s and again in  the 1920’s and early 1930’s.  A bare shoulder or a bit of leg can say ‘demur but daring’, ‘classy but sassy’. See how these stars model the allure of this style element.

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Eva Mendes in Christian Dior

Star Style – Eva Menedes

Eva Mendes is seen here in a Christian Dior dress from the Spring/Summer 2008 collection. The actress wore this sumptuous, luxurious asymmetric dress with burn-out OR devore fabric and embellishment to Cartier’s Third Annual Loveday Celebration and Cartier Love Charity Bracelet launch, in Los Angeles, June 18. Recently, I wrote a post on devoré fabric or burn-out technique for adding texture to clothing.

Eva Mendes in Christian Dior  Christian Dior Devore Spring/Summer 2008

Eva Mendes in a dress from the Dior Spring 2008 RTW Runway

John Galliano used this technique in his design for Dior and added to the sense of luxury with embellishment radiating on folds of fabric from a gathered “bud” of fabric building upon the floral design in the fabric. This also multiplies the dimensions of texture and adds another level of asymmetry. Continue the article below to see a gallery pictures of Eva Mendes in this Dior dress and pictures of this look from the Christian Dior Spring 2008 ready-to-wear fashion show.

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