Trend Alert: Asymmetrical Dresses

What: Style-watchers are all abuzz over the one-shoulder dresses cropping up on the red carpet as of late, on everyone from Drew Barrymore to Kate Bosworth to Penelope Cruz.

What the fashion heads say: This from InStyle.com: “Stylist Philip Bloch considers the asymmetrical look an elegant, sophisticated one that flatters all body types: ‘By baring a shoulder, you can be sexy without being tawdry or cheap.’”

What I say: An asymmetrical dress is great way to showcase beautiful shoulders, especially now as we’re looking for fresh ways to dress for the still-warm weather. To get celebrity style without a celebrity bank account, start with this simple, feminine version from Banana Republic.

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Comments

  1. says

    This was on omiru last week – I think only 32% of people voted it “in”.

    It reminds me too much of those one shoulder tshirts that were popular 4 or 5 years ago… no thanks.

  2. says

    No thanks.  Some of those dresses might work on some people, but the one above just doesn’t do it for me (especially at that price).  Even on the thin model, the dress accentuates armpit fat and looks a bit like cave-woman wear. (I know that’s harsh, but it’s the first thing that comes to mind when I see it.  No offense meant to any cave women or other troglodytes out there). 

    My husband has actually been picking up on the trend lately.  He’s been making comments like, “What happened to her dress/top?”  When my husband has an opinion on style, that’s saying something.

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