My New Fave: The Asymmetrical Skirt
What is it about asymmetry that’s so appealing? Most people are attracted to symmetry. Symmetrical faces, symmetrical objects, things that make sense. But, when it comes to fashion I love clothes that don’t make too much sense. You have to really rock a style, even if it doesn’t seem to make sense at the time. Many traditional styles are very symmetrical, but in order to change things up you need this asymmetry to make things look interesting; to make a statement. One of my latest obsessions has been the asymmetrical skirt. I love how it brings about a sort of sexiness to it without over doing it. It doesn’t show too much skin (except for the asymmetrical mini skirts). The asymmetric skirt is very similar to a maxi or dress with a slit in the middle or side. However, those seem to have a straight cut at the bottom of the dress. Whereas the asymmetrical skirt has a completely entire design; its as if it has had cuts all over the skirt. The reason most asymmetry works is because it looks intentional. For the asymmetrical skirt all the cuts are intentional. Surprisingly, I haven’t seen too many asymmetrical skirts in stores. So, the first time I saw it was on Kylie Jenner. I love how she wears it here:
I love that this is sort of a play off of the high-low skirt. In this case the skirt is longer on the side, and then cut in a few angles in the front. Even after seeing many celebrities wear this sort of high-low asymmetric skirt I haven’t been able to find any. I’ve seen a lot of asymmetric mini skirts, but the lengthier ones are difficult to find. Here’s one that I found by Alexander McQueen:
This one is of course very pricy because its by McQueen, but I’m actually not so keen to the style. I love how its asymmetrical, but I like the sharper cut asymmetrical skirts. This one is nice, but I’m not inclined to buy it. As far as other skirts similar to the one Kylie is wearing, I haven’t had any luck. I found really cute mini asymmetric skirts though! There have actually been quite a few from Forever 21. Here’s a cute seashell pink faux leather mini skirt that’s super cute:
I love the faux leather skirts in general. This ballet slipper pink one is a little different because of the color. Most leather skirts are black, which is my go-to, but I like to add some color as well. I like how this one is asymmetric, but it almost seems as if one layer is wrapping over the bottom one.
The asymmetric skirt is perfect for a night out or if you find a longer one you can even wear it to some sort of event or function. I prefer the high waisted asymmetric skirts because they make the entire body look slimmer and if its a mini skirt, it doesn’t appear as short. I love pairing a high waisted skirt with a body suit or crop top.
A great place to shop for asymmetrical skirts is Resultly. Check out their search here.