I am currently having an internal struggle with the high-low hem that has recently seemed to spring up out of nowhere. You know what I’m talking about – those skirts and dresses that are longer in back than in front. The mullet hem.
In theory, I think it can work, provided there’s not a HUGE difference in the hem lengths. A little bit more length in the back can add some drama and honestly could be more comfortable. To wit, here a few cool options:
But, mostly this hemline brings painful memories to me of the dreadful bridesmaids in “My Best Friend’s Wedding.”
Yes, Yves Saint Laurent did an incredible collection in 2002 that showed some extraordinary uneven hems. (If you’ve never seen the documentary Yves Saint Laurent: 5 Avenue Marceau, 75116 Paris, I highly recommend it. You get to see how a couture collection is put together, from idea to sketch to creation to fittings to the runway. This dress is featured heavily and it’s an incredible behind-the-scenes look to a top fashion house.)
But on the other hand, extreme differences in hem length just seems schizophrenic to me. Make up your mind! Are you a short cocktail dress? Or a long gown? I don’t know about you, but I don’t want my clothes to scream “I have a multiple personality disorder”.
Thoughts? Any good examples of nicely done high-low hems?