Wednesday, 11 July 2012
This summer has seen the return of the dipped hem, a look and trend that isn't very highly ranked in many people's books. Often marked as unwearable or erring too far on the dramatic side, the dipped hem look is soft and rightly dramatic in its' own way. There are plenty of ways to incorporate the look into your own wardrobes. ♥
Look One is a candyfloss-colour inspired outfit, injecting muted tones of pink to a look without being too flouncy and overwhelming. Wear the dipped hem shirt untucked with these scallop edged silk-esque shorts from Monki (I tried these on in-store and can confirm they feel really luxe!) for a relaxed, comfy chic look - my ultimate go-to! The little bowler hat is perfect for adding a sprinkle of summer to any outfit, while flatforms add height and improve posture, and the bucket bag? Well, I just couldn't resist!
If you're brave enough, the dipped hem dress is one of my favourite looks at the moment. I'm loving my Boohoo one, but it's sold out online now! This Glamorous number is flecked with an adorable bird print for something a little different, and while it demands attention, you can easily cover up with a wide stitch knit so all attention falls on that all important hem. Push your sleeves back and stack a few military inspired bracelets on, and finish with rose gold flats.
Finally, opt for a retro, American diner inspired look with this peachy coral Dahlia dipped him skirt. I adore the floaty layers of this skirt: flattering on almost all body types and shapes! Wear with a minty green top for some pastel colour block (three words you never wanted to hear, right?): I really love this Abide Clothing number with that draped pocket detail! Finally, pop a pair of off-white Converse Light on to toughen everything up.