Asymmetrical necklines are in. Here’s how to wear this stylish off-centre look
The trend for collars and hems is asymmetrical, writes Philippa Gerrard
Growing tired of off-the-shoulder tops or those straight-andnarrow midi skirts? The rules of symmetry have their place, but there is a fresh look in town for autumn. Asymmetrical necklines are well and truly in, and this offcentre look allows us to break away from the rigid lines we’re used to. Worn in the correct way, an asymmetric collar will neatly wrap around your collarbone and accent your décolletage.
Intentionally uneven hemlines also work similar magic on your bottom half by highlighting the slimmest part of your legs.
This unbalanced look creates a modern and striking silhouette which requires minimal accessorising to look polished.
The one-shoulder look is also far more practical than last season’s off-the-shoulder bardot style cut which constantly needed adjusted to prevent it riding up on your arms throughout the day.
Instead, this trend is stress-free and stylish, and one which is likely to continue through into the winter months.
Generally speaking, off-kilter tops call for the bottom half to be reasonably simple, so an A-line mini skirt or dark high-waisted jeans will suffice.
Or, for a touch of glamour, you could take your inspiration from the runway where the likes of Calvin Klein and Fendi showcased a series of glamorous gowns that wrapped around models’ shoulders and twisted at their collar bone.
Whichever way you choose to wear yours, remember to keep the rest of your look simple and sweep your hair off your shoulders for the big reveal.
Abbey Clancy X Lipsy ruffle one shoulder dress, £55, Next Metallic one shoulder dress, £229.99, TK Maxx
Polka dot asymmetric skirt, £42, Topshop