The Sharp Cut – If you’re all for the bold and loud styles or if you have beautiful and slender slim legs (especially for taller ladies), go for this style. It will accentuate your assets. Opt for dresses like the one above with a ‘sharp cut’ (distinctive front and back). If you haven’t noticed it already, the flap on the right is slightly cut to the front with attitude.
Have you gone hi-lo yet? This season, you can see most skirts and dresses in high-low hem line; shorter in front, longer at the back. Be it asymmetrical, symmetrical, sharp dip or gradual dip – we’re loving it this summer!
Did you see it coming? With the drastic shift in preference from mini skirts to maxi skirts (and even the in-between length midi skirt), the high low hem seems a natural progression. We love it for the “swing” produced on windy days and the suave feeling we get when the ‘tail’ of the skirt ‘flies’ and dances to your steps.
There’s no clear cut definition as to what constitutes high-low hem but that is not important. The more essential issue is to find the PERFECT and the RIGHT FIT for yourself! We’ll be showcasing a few styles here and you’ll see what works for you. If you’re unsure, fret not. At MINISTRY OF RETAIL online fashion store, we offer a free return policy so you can try out all the styles and keep only the ones you like! (yay!)
The Beginners’ Dip
Your first piece? Opt for this! Floral prints is the key to beginners’ piece as it requires little or no layering. Unsure how to pull it off? Contrary to popular belief, prints is actually a good way to test out new styles. We’re loving the Summer Back Floral Dipped Hem Dress (above) with the gradual dip, arms flattering sleeves, interesting cut-out back (not too low). Party or casual dinner date, you decide.
The Gradual Dip
Want something bolder but not too short in front? Opt for Bubble Gum High-Low Skirt (above). We fell in love with this piece the moment we saw it. Not too short at the front with a nice ‘tail’, contrasting ribbon which can be used to create the paperbag skirt effect and it even comes in such wonderful colours like electric blue, bubble gum pink and white! The pictures doesn’t do this skirt justice, you’ll have to see it for yourself and try it on to see how amazing this piece is.
This piece is amazingly versatile. Generally, it goes with any top that is of the same colour as the ribbon. For white, pick any colourful top. For pink, pick any pastel colour. For the shocking electric blue piece, pair it with magenta/lime/orange and such. Due to the fabulous fabric used, with appropriate top and accessories, this piece can grace semi-formal occasions and is a great choice for fancy dinners and parties.
The Conservative Dip
With fashion powerhouse churning out various versions of the high low hem skirts and dresses, the line between high-low hem and dipped hem is blurring. For the conservative ones, you may want to try out this number with a slight dip in the hem and tulip style front.
Which is your favourite style? Which is the style for you? Need some assistance? Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!