Monday, July 23, 2012

get the look -- hi-low dresses.


 
COVETING: Club Monaco Lynnie Skirt
www.shopbop.com; $139.50
There are so many facets of a garment that cause me to be drawn to it: color, texture, shape, style -- and this Club Monaco pleated skirt encompasses all of them.  In a bold green hue, it's impossible to ignore.  The tiny pleats add an incredible level of detail while the wide waistband and floaty shape are certain to flatter any figure.  I'd love this now with a flirty tank top and pair of wedges, but it would be so fun for fall with an oxford, tights, and killer pair of leather boots. 


As temperatures continue to blaze and we all continue to swelter in the heat, I find myself constantly pulled towards dresses that are light and breezy.  Hi-low hems achieve this look effortlessly, allowing for a little more airflow than traditional frocks, and pair beautifully with heels, sandals, or flats.  These dresses are interesting and pretty and so carefree -- perfect for spending the last weeks of summer.



DEAL: Forever21 Poppy High-Low Dress w/ Belt
www.forever21.com; $24.80
I'm completely obsessed with this bold, colorful print.  It's so bright and cheery.  The mini length of this frock is incredibly flirty, the belt is flattering, and the neckline is perfect to make this dress dinner-appropriate.  Best paired with flat sandals to keep the vibe fun without moving into inappropriate territory, this dress would be fantastic to help you keep your cool on a hot summer evening.




BB Dakota June Hi Low Pleated Dress 
www.shopbop.com; $80
There's something so ladylike and classic about this dress.  I love the pretty pleated skirt with its mid-calf length and the dramatic rise in the front.  The neckline is so chic, and I think that a thin neon belt and chic pair of pumps would be the perfect way to offset this frock.

www.lulus.com; $43
Ideal with a killer pair of wedges, this dress is so irresistibly light that I can't possibly imagine that it wouldn't be perfect for hot summer days.  I love the pretty periwinkle color and light, just-sheer-enough fabric.  It's perfect styled with a thin belt, long necklace, and flowing waves to evoke images of carefree lounging in the sun.

www.revolveclothing.com; $275  
Probably my favorite of the bunch, this frock is so intricate and pretty.  The wrap-around style neckline is chic, and the drawn-in waist creates such a great shape.  The chiffon is so light and floaty, and I love the overlapping panels in the front.  My favorite part, though, would have to be the ombre effect at the bottom -- it adds such a great level of detail to this pretty dress and sets it apart in a sea of summertime chiffon.
 
Are YOU wearing hi-low dresses this summer?
xo Josie
Thanks to Shopbop, Forever21, Lulu's, and RevolveClothing for the photos.

20 comments:

Erika said...

That Forever 21 dress is so pretty - I want! :)

modanistajunkie.com said...

Love that green skirt!!! Yes definitely wearing hi-low dresses this summer. Love them. :)

xo

C said...

that floral dress from Forever 21 is soooooo cute!!!!
Since Im coming to US in October (Dallas again), would you recommend any specific brands or shops I should visit?

Jessica said...

that pleated skirt is gorgeous looks sort of 20's ish :D

-Jessica
http://runninginsideus.blogspot.com/

Rachel Jensen {Da Paura ♥} said...

I love that Club Monaco skirt!!

Beautygirl24 said...

I love them on others, but have yet to find one for myself. I really do think they are adorable though!

Carolyna said...

wow so great choice of dresses and skirts :-) I am your new follower :-)

Ashley said...

Pretty!! The periwinkle one is a great find Josie!

Punctuation Mark said...

That skirt is super cute!!!

LyddieGal said...

I am onboard with the hi-low trend! and i love that lulu's dress...
Chic on the Cheap

Julie and Lauren said...

Omg I need that cute little green skirt!!! Good find! X

A sunshine of Fashion said...

I love the dress of forever21:) if you want go to my blog:)
http://asunshineoffashion.blogspot.it/

Go For The Glam said...

The Gypsy 05 dress is definitely my favorite! Of course the most expensive...ha. Great finds!

go for the glam 

Brookelyn said...

My fave is the blue accordion pleat one, but I love all of them. Great picks, Josie!

Jen @ redsolesandredwine said...

Pleated skirts are a staple and love the color. I like high low dresses and have a few from F21 but hubby hates the uneven hemline :)

Red Soles and Red Wine

Sarah Frills4Thrills said...

I'm loving that pleated green skirt up top! and YES i am wearing hi-low this summer, mostly because it's one of the only trends that fits this growing waist of mine (as long as the sinching is under the bust and not in the middle of the waist). Love it!

Fash Boulevard said...

omg, that first dress is perfection. Love it. xo

Audrey Leighton said...

Lovely! Love the last dress :)
xx

Be Frassy

Shermineh said...

Great hi-low picks! I'm definitely a fan of the trend!

xo,
Shermineh

www.postgradchic.blogspot.com

STYLE'N said...

I like this trend...although I have not bought any high low pieces. and so sad when you say last weeks of summer...going by too fast!

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