Aug 29, 201202:31 PMCoMo Style
Tips & Trends For Columbia's Fashionistas
Trend Alert: High-Low Dresses/Skirts
One trend that has really taken off this season is the high-low dresses and skirts look. From international celebrities to local women, this look is for anyone willing to give it a try.
If you haven’t heard of the look, a high-low skirt or dress is typically made out of chiffon material where the front hem of the dress usually comes up just above the knee whereas the rest of the skirt or dress falls gradually lower in a circular pattern. If you’re a little uneasy about the somewhat sheer chiffon look as well as the length of the front hem, these outfits come with a built-in slip underneath. Or, if you’re looking for a more modest look, there are plenty of variations that fall just below the knee.
These skirts and dresses can be found in pretty much any design. I saw an MU student on campus wearing a cheetah print high-low skirt recently. I personally own a burnt orange one, as well as a black one. I have seen high-low dresses even in a bold teal, but the style’s color is usually black and white.
These flowy and flirty clothes seem almost ‘60s inspired, which can lead to a lot of variations to the look. These skirts have so much potential, so have fun mixing and matching different outfits. A plain V-neck T-shirt tucked into the skirt would suffice, and but if you’re feeling a little adventurous, you can spice a high-low skirt outfit by adding a charm necklace.
I can wear my tan high-low skirt many different ways. I own a fun, multicolored scarf that has tan in it and I envision that pairing this scarf over a plain white V-neck with the skirt will really make my outfit unique. For those who find fashion inspiration in popular culture, fashion-forward Hanna Marin in ABC Family’s “Pretty Little Liars” styled her black high-low dress with three-inch lace-up wedges for a fun, edgy look.
The most important thing to remember when styling high-low dresses is to just have fun with them. If you have an interesting scarf you want to wear, team it with a neutral colored skirt or a skirt with similar colors. If you are feeling groovy and diggin’ the ‘60s revival wear it with a big, floppy sunhat and flowing shirt. There are seemly endless possibilities that these dresses and skirts can be styled and restyled with, so do not be afraid to take a chance.
For those interested in trying out this new take on skirts and dresses, you can find them at Target in Columbia Mall for about $18 and Britches downtown for about $45.
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