I remember how the hi-lo dresses suddenly became popular in the summer of 2012. Lots of maxi dresses, airy tunics, and even special dresses were styled with a high front hem and a low back hem. Many women loved those hi-low pieces because they give a flirty peak of your stems without actually baring everything. But since last year, this trend has been quiet and became less talked about. Well, probably not anymore, at least in a sense. Banana Republic is re-introducing the hi-lo trend but with new style principles.
Here are five style ideas I stole from Banana Republic website. Make sure to head over there if you want to take a look at their entire collection.
1. Asymmetrical Dress
Instead of being high in front and low at the back, this Banana Republic monogram dress in wine took a cue from the classic asymmetrical line. It boosts a bustier-style and well-tailored body, and a drapey asymmetrical hem. If you want to look fierce or mysterious, add a black topper. But if you want to lighten it up, add a pink or a red jacket.
2. Cropped Tweed Pullover
The idea is to wear a cropped sweater over a hi-lo top, whether it´s a button down shirt or a tunic. This style works best if worn with skinny jeans.
3. Coated Lace Dress
For this hi-lo dress, we´re not talking about the hems, we´re talking about the textures. As Marissa Webb, BR´s Creative Director has put it, the new hi-lo style is rich in contrasts. This dress depicts the contrasts of smooth and textured. You get a sheer overly on top, and a coated lace for the skirt.
4. Faux-Leather Sheath
Yet another new definition of hi-lo featuring a stunning contrast of classic and modern. In this tailored sheath dress, a faux-leather bodice combines a contoured stretch fabric to smoothly sculpt your figure.
5. Boiled Wool Moto Jacket
How does this look define the hi-lo trend? Basically, it shows a heavy layering on top – button-down, sweater, and an edgy jacket – while your bottom is simplified.
Now over to you, girls. What do you think of Banana Republic´s revamp of the “hi-lo” trend?