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Asymmetric dresses and hairstyles that add a new slant on fashion

From asymmetrical waterfall dresses with a sensuous edge to sharp one-shoulder necklines that show off the collarbone, asymmetric fashion is a style worth investing in for 2021. The very definition of asymmetric is when one side is not the same as the other and it’s a big trend on catwalk runways, in Japanese style and on celebrity red carpets. It also translates into hairstyles.

Some of the edgiest and freshest cuts include asymmetric bobs, undercuts and bangs. The look isn’t about flawless perfection but instead the joy of fashion in exciting cuts and silhouettes.

You’ll see the asymmetrical dress on everyone from Michelle Obama to Kate Moss and Kylie Jenner to Victoria Beckham. It works on all shapes and sizes, from athletic to gamine and curvy to an hourglass. Asymmetry elevates daytime dresses to new heights and turns evening dresses into stand out pieces. Hairstyles look fresh and urban or high fashion and modern and asymmetrical cuts have been spotted on everyone from Margot Robbie to Charlize Theron.

Want to know how to piece together angled style the 2021 way? From knitted dresses to pixie cuts and layered bobs to bodycon midis, we’ve got style ideas that are gradient and gorgeous.

Asymmetrical day dresses

The great thing about angled dresses is that you can go for an asymmetrical hemline or an asymmetrical neckline. Asymmetry adds a deconstructed feel to your look that’s contemporary and high fashion. In summer opt for asymmetrical spaghetti straps or one-shoulder dresses in jersey, linen and cotton fabrics. Try striped blocks of colour for a nautical feel or floral patterns for easy-breezy balmy style. On the beach, go for white crochet dresses with uneven hemlines that exude California cool boho-chic vibes. Pair them with gladiator sandals or platform wedges to elongate the legs. In winter, reach for asymmetrical knitted dresses in muted colours such as blush pink or warm copper and pair with leather jackets and over the knee suede boots for a great mix of fabrics and styles.

After-dark asymmetrical style

The one-shoulder dress will become your best party piece. Taking over the runways for 2021, this classic off-the-shoulder cut is decolletage baring and beautiful. If you prefer asymmetrical fashion at your hemline instead, nothing screams high couture like a seductively angled-cut black silk dress. You can choose from mini, midi and maxi styles, depending on how brave you feel.

The asymmetrical evening look works just as well with loose flowing numbers as it does with form-fitting bodycon dresses. If you want to add some colour, try rich shades of burgundy and mauve or go for brilliant bronzes and beautiful golds with a metallic sheen. Asymmetrical dresses don’t only come with uneven hemlines on one side. Youll find silhouettes with low/high hems that also look great at night time. Choose barely-there sandals to pair with your angled evening dresses so that legs appear longer and leaner.

A haircut above the rest

Insta-worthy asymmetrical haircuts work for every texture and length of hair. From glamorous to edgy and urban to chic, there are myriad ways to achieve the two different length look. Youthful and refreshing, an angled switch up brings extra dimension to the face and highlights the eyes.

Pixie cuts

Ready for the complete chop or already have a short hairstyle but need an update? An asymmetrical pixie cut is the way forward. With lots of layers and texture, the pixie looks great when swept to one side with a longer fringe. Girly yet edgy, it can be everything from shaggy like Jennifer Lawrence to undercut like Rhianna.

Bob cuts

The asymmetrical bob adds interest to hair that’s cut above the shoulder or in a lob. It can be sleek and glamorous or cool and street and the length and angle can be adjusted to suit your face shape. Cut blunt or styled wavy, it will always look great. You can also opt for an inverted bob which has a longer front and stacked layers at the back. Runway ready, this look is high fashion yet easy to maintain.

Asymmetrical bangs

A fashion blogger favourite, asymmetrical bangs look stellar on both short and long hair but do work better with straight hair. Channel celebrities like Shannyn Sossamon, Zendaya and Zoe Kravitz with low maintenance choppy bangs that scream care-free and stylish. An asymmetrical fringe will highlight your eyes and cheekbones whilst giving you a rock chick feel.

Long angled hair

If you don’t want to lose your length, you can go for a long asymmetrical cut. Simple yet sultry, long hair cut shorter on one side looks sleek and contemporary. Deep side partings look great with a long asymmetric cut as do retro waves and blunt straight styling.

The flattering vertical lines of asymmetrical style work exceptionally well for both fashion and haircuts. Championed by celebrities and loved by designers, asymmetry is unconventionally cool and breaks up from the fixed lines of perfection.


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