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Would You Wear… a Jagged Hemline?


Jagged hemline trend
Photo Credit: Jason Wu courtesy of Elle, Neiman Marcus, PCN Photos

As we all know, in fashion, hemlines ebb and flow every season. One day miniskirts are the big thing, the next day everyone is wearing floor-sweeping maxis. Handkerchief¬†hems, asymmetrical hems, and hi-low hems¬†have all been popular in more recent times and if you’re looking for the latest way to hem it up, why not try the latest trend-on-the-verge, jagged hems?

There is definitely something about this trend that makes one feel grungy, so if that’s your style, this is the look for you. Even though jagged hemline skirts are purposeful, the deconstructed nature of these garments feels very punk. When added onto a normal sundress, the look is quite eye-catching.

A few wallet-friendly finds…

Jagged hemline dresses
Product Information: 1, 2, 3, 4

Would you rock a jagged hemline?

Are you loving the edgy look or do you think this trend is too unpolished for your taste? Do you think jagged hems will fall out of style quickly or will they stick around? Do you have any dresses or skirts with uneven hems? Leave a comment below and let’s discuss!

Posted on on June 18, 2013 / Filed Under: Would You Wear? / Tags: , , , ,

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18 Responses to “Would You Wear… a Jagged Hemline?”

  1. 1
    June 18th, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    That green dress is absolutely gorgeous.

  2. 2
    June 18th, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    I love these when they look like a draped scarf. The others are cute too, just not as much my style. I’ve been wanting to get one in a scarf print for a while though!

  3. 3
    June 18th, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    I personally wouldn’t – think jagged hemlines are more for the beach / boho hobo style, not very put together and not classy (thought the first green dress in the middle is quite an exception!)

  4. 4
    June 18th, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Yes, I like jagged hemlines on loose, flowy dresses but not tighter styles. I doubt it will last long into fall, though.

  5. 5
    June 18th, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Yes of course! We already love the Zara skort so wearing other articles of clothing with similar hemlines is great.

    Great article! x

  6. 6
    June 18th, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    I prefer high-low dresses to these. They look better on flowy dresses but overall I don’t think they are very flattering

  7. 7
    June 18th, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    I actually bought a dress like this last summer and its one of my favorites! The fabric is light and perfect for a hot summer day, it’s just the right length, and the navy and white stripes make it classic while the jagged hem adds just a touch of edge

  8. 8
    June 18th, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    I think if done right this could be cool. I like the green one and the orangish one in the pictures on the top. I really dislike the far right dress in the pictures. I think the hemline looks bizarre with that dress!

  9. 9
    June 18th, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    I think the dress on the far right is somewhat classic. I have a short flowy dress with a jagged hemline that I love wearing with jeans. I would probably wear the green dress with skinny leather pants.

  10. 10
    June 18th, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    Definitely! In fact, I just got an amazing jagged hemline dress from BCBG that I’m excited to wear.

  11. 11
    June 18th, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    I love them all. Very summery and fun dresses. I like the just above knee length than the shorter one, though.

  12. 12
    June 18th, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    It’s called a handkerchief hemline, not a jagged hemline. They first became popular during the 1920s and then again a little over a decade ago.

  13. 13
    June 18th, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    Seems like something you’d find on a frumpy, misguided prom dress these days.

  14. 14
    June 18th, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    This is a cool post, but I think you might be confusing “jagged” hems and handkerchief hems. The second and third pictures at the top are cutout and trendy, but the first one and all the other loose dresses are handkerchief. It’s basically a circle skirt/sleeve/whatever made with a square instead of a circle so it has points. It’s been around for a long time and I’d hesitate to dismiss it as trendy. It’s not really the same thing.

  15. 15
    June 19th, 2013 at 5:12 am

    Beautiful Style…. I liked you dress.

  16. 16
    June 19th, 2013 at 5:31 am

    It kinda looks… odd. Could work and also could go very, very wrong. Like black one on the right in the top picture line-up. That thing just looks like she’s got really big, realy weird knickers

  17. 17
    June 25th, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    I dunno. It reminds me too much of those awful layered ruffled skirts that everyone used to wear in middle school, that just barely covered your butt and made you look like Tinkerbell (but not in a good way).

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