The Asymmetrical Dress: Spring Fashion Trend

What: Asymmetry returns as a the dress silhouette for spring . . .

What We Say: Like most of the trends for spring, this one is really nothing new—asymmetrical/one shoulder dresses have been hovering at the edge of the fashion radar for awhile now, but when Michelle Obama selected the style for her inauguration ball gown, she pretty much guaranteed the trend a place in the spring fashion statement rotation. While we’re not sure this look is for everyone (Mrs. O, after all, has some pretty fab shoulders, as the style requires) we think if you have the physique, it’s totally worth slipping in to. That being said, we wouldn’t spend too much, because the asymmetrical look is such a specific seasonal trend that it’s not likely to live a whole lot longer. Fortunately, finding budget-friendly options—both casual and dressy—isn’t too hard. Accessorizing is easy too—skip the necklace and go with a bold bracelet and sexy heels or sandals, and go.

Get it: Baby Rib One-Shoulder Dress, $42, American Apparel

Black One Shoulder Zig Zag Dresses
, $98, at eDressMe

Mossimo Black One Shoulder Occasion Dress, on sale $32.99, at Target

COLORBLOCK ONE-SHOULDER DRESS, $19.99, at Alloy.com

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Comments

  1. EmilyKennedy says

    Speaking of Michelle’s fab shoulders, did you see this picture of her hands?  She’s perfection:

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/assets/slideshows/896×504/europe17.JPG

    Anyways, yes, good point about how asymmetry is particularly successful on a good upper-half.  I never really thought of it that way.

  2. FashionLuvr says

    Let’s not forget the ultra-glam one-shoulder dresses on Ungaro’s Spring runway!  I’m eyeing Ungaro’s version of the “not so basic” LBD: the ruffled black one-shoulder dress, and the bright, artsy-floral print dress.  One word: stunning!

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