We started from neckline and backlines so how can we miss on hemlines. All these elements are what makes your outfit, they are the outline of your personal style.
Hemlines have gone beyond lengths and now encompass the actual border styles. So lets take a look at the different options :
1. Straight lines : whether long or short, circular or a line the cut of the hem is completely straight. Its a proportionate cut for the fabric and most popular. Depending on the style, this hemline works on your figure. These are the easiest for adding borders and other trimmings.
2. Handkerchief : the edges are not straight or defined, it is mostly used on flowy cuts. Its been in fashion lately, especially in Kurtas. They give a nice flirty and fun feel. Popular in semi formal and casual
3. Asymmetrical : they are straight but uneven, mostly sloping towards the edges. Kurtas, tops and dresses are trending in this particular hemline, they tend to hide flaws as they take away from straight proportionate.
4. Round bottomed : it is u shaped, the biggest drawback is it tends to make one’s hips area you look bulkier as it puts weight on the bottom. Big amongst kurtas and tops.
5. V hemline : it is a pointed edge, in the middle latest trends also have it on the side. These are popular amongst tops, skirts and kurtas. Give a structured but feminine look. They elongate your torso and tend to give a slimmer silhouette.
5. Slits: these hemlines can have one slit or even more. Mostly common in evening gowns and dresses but now catching up with skirts,kurtas and tops. They show off a little bit of skin either legs or tummy depending on the slit length and outfit. Slits are mostly done on straight hemlines.
7. Frills: popular amongst girl frocks, but has been trending amongst dresses and skirts and even some casuals. Frills are made of flowy and transparent fabrics so they layer the outfit and give it a flirty look. Small frills add structure and big frills add more weight, this also depends on the fabric and cut of the outfit.
8. Long and short: whether have a short front and a long back or vice versa, latest trends also include different in side lengths. These are disproportionate, but give one a more symmetrical figure. They tend to give one a longer silhouette where the hem is shorter and add length on the longer side. Great options for petite and lean frames.
Thus, these are the different hemline options, some add length and some structure. Trying different options, adds variety and also lets you know which works best for you. Formal lengths and hems need to be more structured or flowy as that adds more elegance and class. Casual options are more laxed and flirty lines are more fun. So experiment and get trendy.
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