To add a contemporary edge to your outfit, consider decking yourself out in asymmetrical items of clothing. From shirts to skirts, asymmetry is becoming an increasingly popular design option. More often than not, the most exaggerated forms of asymmetry take place along hem lines. Asymmetric clothes make for great layering pieces, and can easily be incorporated into your daily wardrobe. Take inspiration from a range of asymmetrical items of clothing listed below.
Price: $60.00 at us.topshop.com
This washed chiffon shell top comes in an on-trend apricot colour. The asymmetrical hem is without a doubt the focal point of this top. It is double lined at the front and features a keyhole back. Wear this layered over light denim shorts with strappy sandals, and a stylish straw hat for a laidback summer look.
Price: $495.00 at lagarconne.com
Asymmetrical items of clothing aren’t always free-flowing. This slim fitting dress is textured with layers of draped tulle and asymmetrical sheer details. The asymmetric aspects come in all manner of design details. This dress features an angled v-neck at the back, asymmetrical long sleeves, and diagonal seams. The bronze colour would work well with rich red accents.
Price: $175.00 at barneys.com
Dresses make for great asymmetrical items of clothing. With dresses such as this one, the asymmetrical detail is softened by the draping of the material. What results is a very natural, free-flowing silhouette. The dress is made from a stretch jersey material and has a bias cut hem. Dress it up with a cream blazer, gold-tone accessories, and some wedge heels.
Price: $265.00 at lagarconne.com
This dress is a directional interpretation of the asymmetric trend. This dress features an asymmetric crepe de chine top and crinkled chiffon skirt. It has a high scoop neck at the front and a lower scoop at the back. This dress would look great paired with black ankle boots, a leather jacket, and silver accents.
Price: $76.00 at us.topshop.com
This bell sleeve blouse features asymmetric styled hems and sleeves. The diagonal ‘slashes’ are typical of asymmetrical items of clothing. The pale green colour is on-trend for the spring/summer months. As this top is quite voluminous, balance it out with some slim fitting pants.
Price: $265.00 at net-a-porter.com
For a disco-ready evening look, try this metallic jersey dress on for size. It is made from a metallic gold jersey material and features an asymmetric shoulder design. The draped shoulder overlay creates a dramatic, caped appearance. Keep this dress the focal point of your outfit and pair it with black accessories.
Price: $81.00 at warehouse.co.uk
Opt for a splash of colour with this asymmetric t-shirt. It has a high neckline and is sleeveless on one side. The gentle draping on the other sleeves creates a flattering silhouette. This type of asymmetry has been incorporated in an off-beat approach. Pair this shirt with dark blue denim and neutral accessories.
Price: $85.00 at us.topshop.com
This dress will have you channelling a Greek goddess in no time at all. It features an asymmetric hem and one-shoulder design. It has a gathered waist with creates a softly draping silhouette. The floaty sleeve is also a flattering design feature. Pair this dress with metallic accents for an evening look, and tan neutrals for a day-friendly outfit.
What are your thoughts on asymmetrical items of clothing? Will you be trying out this trend?
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