As we come close to maxing out the number of nostalgic trends we can buy into, we start yearning for something that feels completely and utterly new. Unfortunately, what goes around quickly comes around, and embellishing on a classic trend tends to be more popular than actually coming up with new ones. And while we love a good classic, our closets could certainly use a newcomer or two, especially in summer. The solution? A crop of new hemlines and sleeves, resulting in the asymmetrical dress.
The best asymmetrical dresses are ones that are familiar with an edgy twist — a lifted leg hem, a mismatched sleeve, a one-shoulder strap. They’re easy to wear, require little-to-no styling (they speak for themselves), and give a little oomph to a piece that already exists in your wardrobe. Ahead, we’ve rounded up 16 options defying the hemline and silhouette rules of yesteryear.
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