How To Wear an Asymmetrical Dress

When you want to look modern and a little bit edgy, think about wearing an asymmetrical dress. Asymmetrical dresses with diagonally sliced hemlines are one of the new “it” styles for spring.

Blue asymmetrical hem dress

Up until now, most of the asymmetrical dresses we’ve seen have had high-low hemlines, which in all honesty haven’t fared so well with the 40-plus crowd.  Many of you told me that you found high-low dresses too short in the front and that they reminded you of a bad 80s mullet haircut!

Take a look at these new asymmetrical shapes and you will see they’re quite different. Here are a few asymmetrical dresses that will make you think again.


1. Silk Floral Print Dress

Silk Asymmetric Hem Dress



2. Beautiful in Blue!

Wow, this asymmetrical neck 3/4 sleeve pleated-front sheath dress is a showstopper. It combines color blocking with the modern vibe of an asymmetrical hemline. And what a gorgeous shade of blue!

Great for a special party or event where you want to get noticed!


Floral One-Shoulder Asymmetric Cocktail Dress

3. Pretty Lady 

Feminine is the feeling that comes with this pretty one-shoulder cocktail dress. This dress has a rich vibe and would be lovely for a special night out.

Style Tip: Elongate your legs in an asymmetrical dress by wearing low-contrast shoes that match your skin tone.


Paisley Asymmetric Ruffle Dress


Paisley print asymmetrical ruffle hem dress


5. Feminine Handkerchief Hemline

Here’s another dress that is definitely a head-turner. A floral print halter neck asymmetrical hem a-line dress gets a modern boost with the addition of an asymmetrical hemline.

Feminine and a little flirty, this dress would look fabulous for a summer cocktail party with a fab necklace or glam bangle bracelets.


Floral Embroidered Asymmetrical Neck Short Flutter Sleeve Sheath Dress


Floral embroidered asymmetrical neck flutter sleeve sheath dress


7. Go with the Flow

Many women look better in a softer style and gentler color. If that’s you, then this floral print short flutter sleeve asymmetrical hem dress in a pretty shade of buttercream is for you.

This is a low-risk dress to try for women on the conservative side. The color, style, and hemline are more subtle – a very wearable option. Comes in plus-size too!

Do you like hemlines that are slightly off-kilter? Weigh in and let me know if you have ever worn an asymmetrical hemline.

Visited 6,016 times, 1 visit(s) today
Join the Conversation

11 thoughts on “How To Wear an Asymmetrical Dress

  1. Hi, I just joined you. My question is your advice, and the clothes you show suit someone 5’3″. Thanks, Rosemary

    1. Hi Rosemary, Do you mean Asymmetrical dresses? Yes you can wear them but you really need a petite size otherwise you may look like you are drowning in fabric. The sleeves will be too long, the hemline too draggy. I’d also suggest a heel to create a nice, elongated line. Cheers, Deborah

  2. Hi Deborah,
    I like your ideas. Also it seems you did good research on this asymmetrical dress. I think this point’s will help others like me who wants to be stylist ever. It will better if you mentioned some stores option like “Yeytrend” from where anyone can purchase directly through your post. Thanks for sharing with us such good post and hope you will keep posting nice post like this.

  3. I love changing my look, but I am 5 feet tall. I have a size six footy, and curvy is a good description. I don’t look anything like these models. What do you suggest I do to look leaner AND taller?
    I do love these looks.

    1. Hi Kathy,
      You are not alone in wanting to look taller and leaner! I have a hard time finding photos of “real women.”

      If you like dresses and have nice legs, ensure your hem is correct to the knee and not longer.
      Shoes will be your best friend if you want to look taller. They don’t necessarily need to be high; keep them dainty and not clunky. It also helps if they are close to the color of your legs, so they blend in and elongate your body when you wear a dress.
      To stay hip, keep reading the blog! Most of the tips can be modified for your body type!

  4. Great tips! My only problem is that t with the current economic climate. Being frugal with my wardrobe purchases is now a top priority. Many of my friends are concerned about their jobs, and we have decided to seek bargains.

    1. Hi Melissa,
      I hear you, and I will try to include budget finds, but I hope you take inspiration from others.

      One thing to keep in mind. If you want a better wardrobe, buy fewer items- but of high quality. Go slowly to build your wardrobe. We have been brainwashed for so long to only shop at discount stores that sometimes it is hard and scary to break out and hit a better store.
      You would be shocked at some of the sales and the high-quality items you can snatch up for almost the same price as lower-quality goods. For more great tips on building a wardrobe on a budget, please pick up a copy of my ebook Chic on the Cheap.

It's your life. Make it Fabulous!

This error message is only visible to WordPress admins
There has been a problem with your Instagram Feed.