I searched my closet high and low but didn´t find not one asymmetrical dress in it. I did, however, find an asymmetrical midi skirt which I own for already fifteen years now and is a favorite. The only reason I could think of why I wasn´t into asymmetrical dresses is that they usually look baggy and unflattering on me. Asymetrical dresses are oftentimes midi and I found their cascading skirt somewhat intimidating.
If I were to buy an asymmetrical midi dress, I need something which boosts a bodice that doesn´t get lost in a flowy, cascading skirt. In short, I need its bodice to be a stunner on its own. It should balance the volume of the skirt, or it should suggest a little symmetry to the skirt.
These two asymmetrical dresses from Banana Republic deliver my need. Read on to find why I like them and tips on how to wear them.
1. Stripe Strappy Asymmetrical Foldover Dress
The foldover feature on the bodice of the dress creates volume that balances the volume of the asymmetrical flared skirt. I like how the diagonal lines on the top suggest bigger chests (necessary for flat-chested women like I am) while the vertical stripes on the skirt suggest longer legs.
The best color for your shoes are either light blue or stone. If you match your shoes to either of the stripes, you´ll bring the eye smoothly down your feet, lengthening your vertical line even more.
2. Strapless Asymmetrical Utility Dress
I would normally avoid this silhouette because it can easily look like a potato sack on me but what made give this asymmetrical dress a thumbs up is the fold-over feature on the strapless top and of course, its belt. You see, it´s strapless, and it´s fitted through the waist, but the fold-over will give me an illusion of bigger chest while the belt will emphasize my waist, which in effect will create an overall flattering look.
Some flattering t-strap high heels will finish up this smart yet girly outfit.