Symmetry: an imprecise sense of harmonious or aesthetically pleasing proportionality and balance; such that it reflects beauty or perfection. Asymmetry, not to point out the obvious, is the absence of, or a violation of symmetry. From a purely definition-based perspective then, it would be appropriate to say that asymmetrical pieces, such as dresses, and skirts, would not be beautiful as they do not reflect balance.
But who needs proportionality and balance in fashion? Not me. I couldn’t be more excited that asymmetry is making a comeback for Spring 2012, and we’re not just talking one-shoulder dresses here.
Introducing: the asymmetrical hem. This new look can be seen in anything from jersey dresses to chiffon skirts to sateen tops. This hem is usually longer in the back with a short front to show some skin. This style is the perfect combination of classy, sexy, romantic, and fun and adds the perfect playful tone to any outfit. Check out this semi-sheer silk chiffon overlay with a dramatic asymmetrical hem for a night-out over Spring Break, and this playful day dress for a comfortable, yet stylish, tourism or just plain “day out” outfit.