Style on Trial: Asymmetric skirts at Zara

Zara asymmetric skirts

Asymmetry in fashion has been around for as long as… well, for as long as symmetry has, basically. For the past year or so, however, we’ve been seeing a whole lot more of it than usual, and the epicentre of the asymmetric universe can be found at Zara, where it’s currently difficult to find a skirt that DOESN’T have one side longer than the other.

What do you think of these wonky-hemmed wonders, Fashion Police jurors? Zara have created a whole collection of them for you, as you can see from the gallery below, and if you like the asymmetric look, you’ll have plenty to choose for. Some of the skirts have the longer section at the front, for instance, while others have it at the side. Some are pleated, some are plain. Some are green, some are black. This much is evident from a quick glance at the photos. What we need YOU to do, however, is to take this a step further and categorise these as either “ugly” or “not “ugly”, “guilty” or “innocent”.

What do you think of the asymmetric look?

11 Comments

  • February 10, 2012

    Lein

    Maybe I could have liked it if they had styled it properly. Why do most of the models have to wear heavy, chunky shoes? Although it’s not on the red carpet, I still feel like there are angels being killed here. And those shapeless sweaters don’t help either.

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  • February 10, 2012

    Gina

    These skirts always seem to scream, “Hey! Look at my knees!” A body part that while highly functional, is not one I wish to highlight.

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  • February 10, 2012

    msveve

    Whoever styled these looks should be fired. The skirts themselve are quite cuute but the styling is just sad. I have two of these Zara skirts and they are perfect for summer. I wore mine on holiday quite a lot. Picture of how I styled my skirt:

    http://msveve.blogspot.com/2012/02/248-tribal-wear.html

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  • February 10, 2012

    msveve

    and here’s the black one:

    http://msveve.blogspot.com/2012/02/244-french-connection.html

    though if I had just seen these pictures and not in real life I don’t think I would have ever bought these skirts. The tucked in sweashirt rivals the boots in ugliness!

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  • February 10, 2012

    Caroline

    Mullet skirts!!!

    I don’t like them at all.

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    • February 12, 2012

      Cheska

      Haha agreed!. Me and my sister play spot the mullet skirt/dress instead of spot the punch buggy.

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  • February 10, 2012

    cmap

    I have to say that I really dig the front-back lateral asymmetrical pleated skirt, and the emerald green color makes it appealing, too. However, this almost hits me as nice on the runway/catalog/lookbook but in real life it may just come across cheap looking and/or slipshod. Perhaps an asymmetrical but fitted dress would make it more classy because the skirts aren’t completely convincing me.

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  • February 10, 2012

    naiadknight

    Criminal. I’ve lost track of the number of skirts that have elicited the reaction of “Oooh, pretty… Oh, nevermind” becauase they were asymetrical.

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  • February 12, 2012

    k

    I actually quite like them. I bet they’ll be all over the place in the next few years, and all the commenters on here would wear them too

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  • August 20, 2013

    Evie

    I would wear the first left black 1 i like that style. :O

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