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Bold asymmetry: The recent trend as seen on Priyanka Chopra and Princess Sofia of Sweden

Defying all silhouette and hemline rules, unique asymmetrical outfits are currently trending on the 2018 runways and even amongst celebrities and royalty. Take a cue from these trendsetters with our top picks of asymmetrical pieces to own right now
 

 

The recent royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle saw plenty of gorgeous stylish looks and impressive fascinators from the throng of star-studded attendees. One of the most talked-about looks of the day belonged to actress Priyanka Chopra, who arrived in a custom Vivienne Westwood lavender suit featuring a statement asymmetrical neckline.

 

 

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The tailored First Lady-esque number sported a dramatic structured fold in place of a standard collar, and the bold look has garnered tonnes of attention with its unconventional yet chic silhouette. Accompanied by a draped front on the skirt, the interesting details completely elevated her monochromatic look.  

 

 

Princess Sofia of Sweden was also present for the nuptials, stealing the show in a one-shoulder yellow gown with a leg slit on one side.

Turning our attention to the Pre-Fall 2018 presentations, it seems like the asymmetrical trend has remained consistent across the board.

 

L-R: Jonathan Simkhai, Oscar De La Renta, Roberto Cavalli Pre-Fall 2018 collections

 

Designers like Nicole Miller and Erdem have dresses with leg hems that fall high-to-low sideways while Jonathan Simkhai created a gorgeous white off-the-shoulder number with multiple jagged angles. Even common knits and blouses were not spared; Oscar De La Renta came up with a structured blouse with dramatic waterfall peplum details and Roberto Cavalli switched up the look of an oversized sweater with an intriguing angled hem.

Asymmetrical pieces give your favourite classics an edgy twist — an uneven leg hem, a mismatched sleeve, or a dramatic drape, to name a few — and the message has never been clearer; we ought to start investing in some, pronto.

 

Below, we’ve rounded up the most chic pieces you can cop right now:

 

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