“To be short, or to be long?” ¬†That is the question we ask this Spring. We in the fashion game are literally “hemming” and hawing over lengths of, well, hemlines.

One answer appears to be a compromise of high and low, the best of both worlds, often played out in asymmetric edges that hang high in the front and low in the back. That goes for dresses, skirts, and blouses alike.

Elizabeth and James, a favorite at Two Skirts, sews up the look with a beautifully dramatic high-low dress in Parisian blue (pictured). Seen from behind, the dress grazes the ground with romantic ruffles like a floor-length gown. About face, and the billowing bottom drapes just past the knee for a fabulous frontal effect. This gorgeous dress is at once elegant and sexy.

Skirts as I mentioned above can also be thigh-high in the front and knee-length in the back. Girl by Band of Outsiders does the trend peasant style with a floral multi-layered prairie skirt.

A high-low blouse is the perfect top to pair with a high-waisted bottom. Tucked in tops add too much bulk around the middle, but a high-low top shows off a cinched waist in front and comfortably hangs loosely around the rear.

The short and long of it? Give this trend a go. High-low may prove not to be a trend at all, but an enduring classic.

1 Comment
  • Kyle
    Posted at 08:17h, 02 March

    Terryl looks so beautiful in blue!