We love that asymmetry is everywhere this season from skirts and dresses to coats and handbags. This look was first popularized in the 1920s, and has reappeared this fall on the runway of designers such as Karl Lagerfeld, Christian Dior, Tibi and BCBG Maxazria–to name just a few. Whether there is a high front & low back, diagonal slant or wrap version, the look is flattering and feminine on any body type. We have gathered a few of our favorites below that include a short skirt that would look great with tights and boots for fall and a couple longer looks that pair well with heels and big sweaters. Apologies for a couple of the higher priced items–we just couldn't resist. All of the looks below are great choices for this fall but we especially love the dove grey skirt by Michael Kors [ an almost identical design to the skirts above ] and are completely infatuated with the asymmetrical dress by 3.1 Phillip LIm. To learn more about each piece and find your sizing and availability click on the links below.
M, I love how flowing and feminine the asymmetrical skirts look on you. I'm not sure I could wear so much fabric on my 5'3" frame.
P, I don't think you have to be tall to pull off this asymmetrical look. The Vince and Eileen Fisher pieces above are more streamline silhouettes if you are worried about the fabric quantity looking too bulky.
M, you are right, so many of us in the 5' height range shouldn't wear gathered fabrics as they can be overwhelming. I just ordered a modern, asymmetrical skirt similar to the Rebecca Minkoff above. I plan on wearing it with black tights and boots for fall and winter.
I would be willing to wear a longer asymmetrical skirt but you have to promise to not wear the 5 inch Prada boots when you are around me. I really think we need to post a photo of the two of us together so everyone can see the height difference between us!
P, alright, you've got a deal!
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