Thursday, January 10, 2013

How-to: 7 ways to wear a dipped hem skirt

I don't know about you, but I'm still pretty much caught in the whole dipped-hem skirt mania. I love the feeling it gives me, how the skirt sway and floats with my every mov. You can read my thoughts on the skirt here

When it comes to picking an asymmetrical skirt, it's important to choose one that suits your frame. 

If you're on the skinny side, pick one with ruffles for a fuller look. For the cute, chubbier ones out there, I'd suggest choosing one with a shorter hem. Preferably up or near the knee. If you're petite with short, chubby legs, please for the love of all things fashionable do not wear the skirt with flats. Keep in mind that a dip hemmed skirt shows off your legs, and short, stumpy, and dumpy will never be the new sexy.

Believe it or not, asymmetrical skirts are extremely versatile. There are a number of amazing looks for a variety of occasions you can create with just this one skirt. Allow me to demonstrate.

Here's a dipped-hem skirt I picked from browsing through Polyvore. The skirt is actually from You can purchase it from the site for $26.25 here

You'd be surprised at the number of combinations that you can come up with with this skirt, besides your basic tank top. All you need is a bit of creativity, and a whole lot of daring. 

1. All Glammed Up

If you're due for some serious partying, it's time to put your dipped-hem skirt to good use. You have no idea how nice it feels to dance with such a flowy skirt.

If you don't have a leopard print bustier, you can always replace it with whatever colour or print you have, depending on the colour of your skirt and the accessories that go with it. It's better if you wear the skirt with a belt, it adds a bit more class to the look. 

2. Prim and Proper

This look is perfect for a day at the office, a lunch date, or brunch with the girls. It's simple, yet feminine. Also a great combo to wear when visiting the future in-laws. You can even replace the top with a chiffon collared shirt as well. Keep the accessories simple and sweet. Can't wear spikes and tell people "I'm a good girl! Really!", can you?

3. Laid Back Grunge Chic

Now who says you can't wear a dipped-hem skirt on a lazy day? Pick a slouchy top from your closet and you're good to go. If you're a bit of a grunge chick, then wear a pair of heeled boots. This is a look that pretty much says "I'm a bit relaxed today, but I still want to look good.", so it's great for a casual day out.

 4. A Touch of Bohemian

This is probably one of my favourite ways to wear the dipped-hem skirt. Since we're all still pretty much in love with tribal prints, grab a tribal print tank top (or a plain tank if you don't have one), a pair and wedges and boho accessories like feathered jewellery or anything "flower child" - beads, woven bracelets or hippie headgear, or even a dreamcatcher necklace, if you have one. 

A great combination for a casual occasion, I think. For you college-going people, you can consider wearing something like this to class.

 5. That Edgy Rocker Chick

For girls who like a bit of an edge to their outfits, here's an idea for you. Grab a bandeau ready tank top (you know, the ones with the big arm holes, great for subtly showing off your bandeau, or a part of your bra if you're daring enough), or a loose cropped top and wear your outfit with either boots or studded flats. 

The key to this look is add a splash of edginess to the skirt. So if you have studded or spiked accessories, or anything that screams punk rock, all the better. Great for going out with friends for lunch or a night out on town. 

 6. Almost Plain Jane

Tried, true, and tested, a simple tank top can go with just about anything in your wardrobe. That includes asymmetrical skirts. This is probably the simplest way to wear an asymmetrical skirt. But that doesn't mean it has to be boring. Pull on a cardigan for those chilly days (or whenever you're under harsh air conditioning), you can choose to wear flats or heels, depending on your level of comfort, accessorise, and you're done.

7. Sheer Elegance

Trust me on this, a swanky dinner is the perfect time to show off your asymmetrical skirt. Throw on a dressy top, kinda like the one in the combo I did up, and if you don't have a glittery belt, a black leather belt (gold or silver buckle, NOT plastic) would do just fine. Grab a clutch and a pair of killer heels, your classiest bling, and voila!

All styling is done via Follow me at to view my other style combinations.

Till next time.
xoxo, darlings.


  1. What a well done job! Really useful and inspiring.

  2. Really good suggestions! Loads of ideas now thaaaanks

  3. Really good suggestions! Loads of ideas now thaaaanks