February 27, 2012

Trend Report: Asymmetrical Cuts

The report is in: asymmetrical cuts are the trend. One shoulder pieces work on a number of levels, from the red carpet (see Ashley Tisdale) to the beach, so wow your world with something off-centered. Paired with the fashion world’s love of bold colors, this list of asymmetrical dresses and rompers are a sure fire way to make a statement. One strap will do the trick whether it’s a playful green romper, a bold pink dolman, a body-hugging piece of plum, a sassy citron silk or a romantic red cocktail dress.

1. Alice + Olivia Mila Pleated One Shoulder Dress ($297)
Sassy in citron. Ruching and a gathered waist lend a playful air to this mini dress. Wear breakfast til bedtime with a switch of shoes; citron is a great way to begin or end the day.

2. Shoshanna Mackenzie One Shoulder Dress ($395)
Romance is in the air. Start a love affair with this dress, whose draped sash overlay adds both movement and mystery. A sweetheart neckline, boned bodice, and pleated cap sleeve completes this romantic creation.

3. Alice + Olivia One Shoulder Goddess Dress ($297)
Plum perfection. Twists, drapes and ruching add to the asymmetrical appeal of this goddess dress. Work this number from winter to spring, its one long sleeve is the perfect transitional piece.

4. M Missoni One Shoulder Dress ($765)
Paired with bare legs and a strappy sandal, Missoni’s hot pink dress speaks of sultry nights. A contrast trim adds a subtle colorblocking effect, while a wide dolman sleeve is both clean and modern.

5. Alice + Olivia Stella One Shoulder Ruffled Romper ($367)
Ga-ga for green. Alice + Olivia set the trend with this playsuit. Romp from spring break to summer in its shorty shorts, silky fabrication and breezy ruffle overlay. Elastic waistline with on-seam pockets.