How To Wear Asymmetrical Skirts

By Monique Meneses

Whoever said perfection lies in symmetry is dead wrong. Fashionistas like Anne Hathaway, Blake Lively, and Taylor Swift have been turning heads in one of summer's hottest trends, the asymmetrical skirt. Here's how to make your uneven hemline transformation seamless.

Know Your Body Type

It's a little counter-intuitive: shorter skirts look best on women with longer legs, while longer skirts add length to the lower half of the body for women with shorter legs. It's also important to use this unbalanced silhouette to your advantage. If you have a tall and slender frame, try ruffles. For the illusion of a sleeker physique, however, opt for a style where the shorter hem goes a little higher (to the mid-part of your legs) because the more dramatic the contrast is between the shorter and longer hem, the longer and leaner you appear.

Make It The Main Focus

Choose simple shoes to draw attention to the skirt. Extremely decorative shoes distract. If your skirt is colorful or printed, pick shoes in neutral colors that complement instead of clash such as black, white and nudes. If the skirt is black, white, or nude, that's the time to play it up with color-blocked heels or candy-colored bangles.

Vote It Most Versatile In Your Closet

Think of it as the perfect building block to any outfit whether it's a date, brunch with the girls, or after-work cocktails (and for the lucky few of us, for work). For a casual outfit that will look right at home during and after work hours, pair your skirt with a fitted monochromatic button-down shirt, wedges, and stackable bracelets and rings. On the weekends, try a racerbank tank, denim jacket, and cool lace-up kicks. Looking to impress on a date? Top off your skirt with a strapless bustier in a sweet but sexy hue like rose or cream, chunky heels (stilettos paired with the revealing top can err on the side of trampy), and a bold accessory like an embellished clutch and colorful cocktail ring.

The best part is, you'll be able to extend the closet life of this trend come fall. Simply slip on a pair of tights and booties and your transition is complete.

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