Off the top of your head, name 5 different dress hems. It’s pretty hard, seeing as most dresses nowadays have either dip hems, à la the shirt dress, or straight-across, boring ones. It’s frustrating, especially when you’re coughing up a decent amount of money for something so ordinary.
I’ll be the first to admit that probably the number one thing I gravitate towards on a dress is the hemline. Being that I’m 5’1″, a lot of times, I’m stuck with losing out on the cool hemlines reserved for women 5’6″ and above, but no longer! I found a bunch of rather unique hemlines that anyone of any size and shape can wear come fall.
Gone are the days of mullets, dipped, and handkerchief hems. Here are 5 unique hemlines that you need to try for fall.
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Twisted-Front Sweatshirt Dress (Forever 21, $19.90)
This color-blocked sweatshirt dress from Forever 21 is the perfect, minimalist fall frock.
Draped Skirt (H&M, $35)
Pair this bodycon skirt with a chunky sweater and some Chelsea boots.
The Great Knot Detail T-shirt Dress (FarFetch, $175)
An updated muu-muu for someone who wants to look fashionable, but not make any tough decisions first thing in the morning (read: me).
Cooperative Asymmetrical Hem Plaid Tank Dress (Urban Outfitters, $69)
I love plaid and so should you. This is a great silhouette, with a slightly asymmetrical hem to balance out the mild “school girl” feel. Also, I am all for the T-shirt-under-dress look.
ASOS CURVE Sleeveless Bodycon Dress with High Neck and Asymmetric Hem (ASOS, $39.41)
The great thing about asymmetrical dresses like these is that they pretty much automatically give you an amazing silhouette and can be dressed up and down. Bandage dresses and bodycon dresses are not for the faint of heart. They are tight, revealing, and unforgiving. But they are also undeniably sexy and chic.
A.L.C. Clift Wrap Skirt (Barney’s Warehouse, $99)
If this isn’t the perfect work skirt, I don’t know what is.
Lace Shift Dress (Ann Taylor, $139)
Scalloped hems can sometimes read little-girly, but in the fashion world’s favorite fall hue, burgundy, you’ll look sophisticated and mature. Look at you go.
Faux Suede Shift Dress (Rue21, $29)
Nothing says “Fall” like a suede shift dress with eyelet cutouts.
Le Ciel Bleu Scalloped Hem A-Lin Skirt (FarFetch, $76.02)
I always shy away from mini skirts in the fall, so this length is kind of my Goldilocks.
Free People ‘Cora’ Jacquard Knit Midi Dress (Nordstrom, $108)
This may look like denim, but it’s actually knit. The notched, step hem sets this otherwise plain dress apart from the other midis you may have stockpiled for the fall weather.
Crepe High Neck Shift Dress (SimpleBe, $82.50)
’60s mod, meet 2015. I didn’t think it was possible to look futuristic and retro at the same time, but this grid shift is giving me both.
ASOS Midi Shift Dress in Mono Print with Stepped Hem (ASOS, $34)
Another black-and-white stepped hem dress that looks so much cooler than your average shift.
ASOS CURVE Knit Dress With Fringing (ASOS, $24)
I tried to get our Associate Editor Sara Steinfeld on board with fringe with this awesome dress but to no avail.
Fringed-Hem Printed Short-Sleeve Dress (YesStyle, $54.90)
Okay, I mostly chose this one because it reminded me of that crazy screen you used to get on TV’s. You all know the one I’m talking about.
Asymmetrical (Minus The) Leather Fringe Skirt (Express, $50)
If you thought fringe would look tacky on a skirt, this one is here to prove you wrong.