The appeal of asymmetrical clothing
Gone are the days when pin straight hemlines, neat necklines and symmetrical cuffs ruled the roost – now, the trend is all about embracing your quirky side in fashion by opting for cuts and styles which favour asymmetry. What is so great about it? Well for starters it looks really cool – there is something very unique about asymmetrical clothing, it is symbolic of non conformism and a desire to think and look out of the box. Unconventional styles of clothing are now very much in vogue because they are a change from stuffy, boring styles and designs.
Not only does it look great, there are significant fashion advantages to wearing asymmetrical clothing. One of the earliest examples of this style is the one-shoulder or off-shoulder style of tops of dresses – and this has been around for quite some time now. An asymmetrical cut can take attention away from the problem areas of your body and add great visual detailing to your outfit. If you are wearing a fitted top and are a bit wary about drawing eyes to your muffin top then wear an asymmetrical shrug in a dark colour over it - choose one with a hemline that skims the hips and waist and goes touches the back of your knees. Ruffles and flounce don’t hurt either, because they create a sense of ‘noise’ and thus draw the attention to themselves. Also, unique cuts and random detailing can help make a top or a dress look extremely stylish.
For those who have a slender figure and a flat stomach, asymmetrical tops can flatter your figure further. Usually, asymmetrical tops are flowing and the best way to wear them is to pair them with sleek and fitted pants. If you are a fan of asymmetrical dresses then wear them with a pair of high heels to show off your legs without showing too much as the material hangs down the back and is short in front. If you want to look thinner then opt for a top which has an asymmetrical hemline and is ruched at the waist – this will create a slimmer silhouette.
Another great way to look slim is to wear skinny jeans with an asymmetrical tunic that is generally fitted till the bust and then flows out with both sides of the hem longer than the rest of it creating a fish tailed effect. Slanted skirs, jackets with one side only, and skirts with one short and one long sides are all examples of the quirky fashion trend that everyone is loving at the moment. Choose fabrics like floaty chiffons when you are buying asymmetrically cut clothing because the fabric drapes and flows beautifully, accentuating the design and making you look feminine and chic.
So go out and embrace your funky side by investing in some asymmetrically cut clothing and watch the heads turn in your direction!