Trendy Thursdays – Waterfall hemline

High Low. Waterfall. Mullet. Assymetrical. Seldom would you find a hemline that fashion gurus and designers have dedicated four monikers to. This hemline sure is privileged!

But basically, the hottest hemline of the year is nothing but one that’s cropped in the front and almost floor skimming at the back creating the perfect asymmetry.

If you ask me, the high low hemline (this, we discovered, is the most popular moniker, for some reason) creates a wonderfully sensuous look, thanks to the hide and seek nature of the hemline.  No wonder it’s such a favourite with our desi girls Priyanka Chopra, who wore an emerald Lanvin high low hemline dress to an event, Genelia Deshmukh (spotted in a Rohit Gandhi Rahul Khanna), the fashion forward Freida Pinto (in a Sam & Lavi dress at Dubai International Film Festival), Shruti Hasan (in a Bebe dress at a magazine launch), Chitrangda Singh (in a Jatin Verma) and Kareena Kapoor (in the same Halston Hage gown that was seen on Sophia Bush).

In the west, everyone from Rihanna to Miley Cyrus and Nicole Richie have given this trend a thumbs up.

I personally love it and I’ll tell you why. An assymetrical hemline adds length to your stature, which is always welcome. In my mind, the high-low hemline is a modern version of the Victorian gown, which used to come with long trains. Here you don’t really have a floor sweeping train, but quite a bit of fabric that trails behind.

It’s feminine, mystical and beautiful and is great evening wear. If you don’t have toned pins, you could perhaps pick one that has a longer front hemline.

Still not a fan of the high low hemline dress? Why not try a top or a shirt in this silhouette? It’s flattering for most body types and looks great with a pair of skinnies or even leggings, if you want to keep it casual.

Expert speak: Bangalore-based designer Nimirta Lalwani, says, “It’s a spring summer trend. It gives some length to the body as the back is longer. It’s dressy, yet has a very fresh summer feel to it.”


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