Before trying my first asymmetrical skirt, I thought they are just way too over the top and only for the tall and slim girls.
While I adore the designs, I just don’t think I can pull it off without looking clumsy and miserable.
But when I saw some petite girls can carry the handkerchief hem skirts and look chic, I just realized it is totally possible to look flattering regardless of sizes and heights!
So ladies, here are my 7 tips and ideas when you wonder what to wear with an asymmetrical skirt or handkerchief hem skirts! Enjoy!
1. Embrace monochrome for a no-fail chic look
While asymmetric dress can be tricky to wear, monochrome wearing can always tame down the fluffiness and make you look more put together.
Another big plus is you can always look taller and slimmer visually.
For example, if you style a cream asymmetrical dress with a white top, your body figure will appear to be more of a long rectangle as a whole instead of two squares with different colors.
That being said, monochrome also makes the outfit look less clumsy.
So ladies, if you want to look high fashion on a budget, monochrome style just won’t disappoint you!
2. Pair the long asymmetrical skirt with a T-shirt to balance out the bagginess
With all the ruffles and unique designs, the asymmetrical skirt may not be the perfect choice when it comes to daily wear.
Luckily, you can easily dress down the skirt when you pair it with a simple T-shirt. I will suggest pairing it with a similar shade of hue with the skirt for a more united look.
For a more youthful style, consider pairing it with the off-shoulder!
By showing the neckline and collarbone, it visually just shed the heaviness on your upper body.
Whenever I wear some bulky asymmetrical skirt, I will always use this trick to balance off the bulkiness!
3. Wear a shirt with a handkerchief hem skirt
If you want a smart-casual look, pairing it with a shirt is a no-brainer. It’s such a refreshing combination that not many people are aware of yet!
A big V shape of the shirt just makes the outfit look more sophisticated. You can always wear a belt to accentuate the high waistline to contour your body proportion.
Basically, you can’t go wrong with a combination but it will look better if you pair some light flowy fabric like cotton or satin with the top.
I don’t know why but I truly think it’s low-key sexy to pair a white shirt with a mini asymmetrical skirt! Alright, probably no one agrees with me…
4. Wear V hem skirts for a more effortless style
When it comes to the design, you may want to find the V hem skirt or the diagonal hem skirt as they are more flattering to the body!
With the asymmetric skirts, some of the hems can be really creative and overwhelming. So it’s always a good starting point to try out the V hem skirt first.
With the inverted V-shaped hem, not only it shows your legs more but it also helps elongate your legs.
As for the diagonal hem skirt, it looks sleek visually and draws people’s attention to the height instead of the width.
These two cuttings are truly the easiest to carry asymmetrical skirt, with a pair of nude heels, you are good to go, girl!
6. Do the french tuck to look more put together
If you just read my previous tip, you may wonder: Do you mean I shouldn’t wear skirts with other hem designs?
Of course not, you can do the french touch and create your own V shape or diagonal line!
Your top has to be soft and thin to create a perfect French touch, but that’s really a clever hack to pull off the skirts!
After I realized this tip, I basically french tuck all my shirts whenever I wear a bulky skirt.
NAIL IT LIKE A BOSS GURL.
6. Be intentional about the fabrics of the asymmetrical skirt
When it comes to the asymmetrical skirt, fabrics, and texture really matter.
With different fabrics, you may want to pick a different length of the skirt for the best look.
If you are tall and slim, you can skip this point as you can pull off everything (but I hate you).
But for a pear-shaped girl like me, here are some of my reminders! As a disclaimer, these are just my personal thought so you may not agree with this.
But still, feel free to serve as a reference!
Satin & silk:
As these fabrics are lightweight and soft in nature, you can look great on both short and long dresses according to your style!
With a pair of nude heels, you can effortlessly achieve a classy feminine look.
Another comfy yet soft fabric. It looks great in different lengths!
Faux leather or metallic texture:
While it’s chic and cool, this fabric tends to add more heaviness to your lower part.
As a petite girl like me, I will always prefer a short skirt more than a long dress. With the length below the knee, it just feels like dragging me down.
7. Avoid wearing chunky heels wedge
Last but not least, let’s talk about footwear! Basically, the rule is really simple. If the shoes are relatively chunky, avoid them!
As asymmetrical skirts and handkerchief hem skirt certainly add some volume to the lower part of the body, you don’t want to make it bulkier by adding a pair of chunky shoes.
That being said, high platforms or wedge heels may not be the best choice. I would also not suggest wearing striped heels (especially the thick stripes) as the stripes will make your calves look thicker.
For the mini asymmetrical skirt, you can definitely wear a simple sneaker or pointed flats for a casual look.
As for the long skirt, a pair of monotone, nude or classic black heels are always a great choice!
As the saying goes “less is more”, keep the shoes simple so people can pay more attention to the stylish design of the skrit!
So ladies, here are the 7 ideas when you wonder what to wear with an asymmetrical skirt or handkerchief hem skirt! Let’s have a quick checklist first.
- Embrace monochrome for a no-fail chic look
- Pair long asymmetrical skirt with T-shirt to balance out the bagginess
- Wear a shirt with a handkerchief hem skirt
- Wear V hem skirts for a more effortless style
- Be intentional about the fabrics of the asymmetrical skirt
- Do the french tuck to look more put together
- Avoid wearing chunky heels wedge
I hope these tips are new to you and give you some confidence in wearing the asymmetrical skirt!
With its versatility, I am pretty sure this type of skirt will soon become mainstream!
My favorite is the mini pleated asymmetrical skirt, it’s just so one of a kind! Comment down below which type of skirt is your favorite, I would really love to know!
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