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.
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:
Monse wool blazer
Steal Priyanka Chopra’s wedding guest-perfection look with this stylish tailored jacket. This blazer is asymmetrically cut sideways against the bodice which creates the illusion of an hourglass silhouette.
$1230.11, from Net-a-porter
Self-portrait embroidered blouse
An intricate ruffle twists and winds from the neckline down to the asymmetrically draped hem on this romantic polka dotted blouse. Pair this structured number with a pair of tailored trousers for the office.
$370, from Matches Fashion
Jacquemus ruched linen-blend top
This terracotta-orange top has a long hem on one side which fans out from the ruched waist. Featuring a boat neck and wide sleeves, this sculptural number exudes vacation vibes.
$705, from Matches Fashion
Some days, we just want to wear monochromatic colours. But you have to be low key about it. Here’s a pencil skirt with an unexpected twist. Crafted from charcoal grey wool, this skirt features multiple subtle details that give it its defining edge — from the fold along the waistline, to the draped gathers at the sides.
$1,668, from Farfetch
Petar Petrov wrap midi skirt
This chic leather wrap skirt is rendered in an earthy camel brown hue and accented by utilitarian pockets and a contrasting black ring buckle. This style essential will add a little oomph to your entire ensemble with its contemporary silhouette.
$1,620, from Farfetch
Petar Petrov Dee dress
Exuding a cheeky retro vibe with large polka dots, this slip dress sports a pleat through the front which gives it a fluid, asymmetric drape. A simple yet alluring style staple, this number will team perfectly with a pair of mules.
$666.50, from Net-a-porter
Loewe paisley dress
This bohemian-style paisley dress features an asymmetric ruffled shoulder and a cut-out waist and a feminine high-low draped skirt. Pair this gorgeous summer piece with a pair of trendy sandals for the season.
$3,610, from Matches Fashion
Thom Browne trench coat
A refreshing take on the timeless trench coat, this midnight blue shell number is framed by contrasting white grosgrain trims which emphasises the mismatched leg hem. It is finished with gold buttons, giving it a nautical touch.
$3736.62, from Net-a-porter
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