We’ve seen the asymmetrical trend going strong over the past few seasons, from sportswear to couture evening wear and goddess dresses. By what’s been seen on the catwalks for Fall 2009, this trend clearly is not going anywhere for a while. Designers are finding ways to accentuate the “imbalance” by adding one-armed sleeves to dresses and suit separates creating a stronger statement. Did she lose her sleeve? Was she in an altercation at a sample sale? Maybe the designer jus couldn’t afford to finish the entire piece? Whatever the reason, the looks are dramatic, geometric, and add a modern dimension to the otherwise simplistic silhouettes they accompany.
Costume National keeps things chic and elegant with a beaded mini-dress and chiffon sleeve.
Monochromatic ladies in black showed off these one-armed beauties at Gucci.
Herve Leger by Max Azria offers a sparkly mini with a heightened shoulder and full-length sleeve.
Michael Kors offers a chic silhouette and one blousy sleeve while keeping the other shoulder bare for a little naughty and nice contrast.
Dare to be a little bare! Givenchy covers up his models in chocolate from head to toe while leaving a full arm exposed.
Don’t call it a comeback – Parisian master Roland Mouret makes a splash with expertly cut, shiny, asymmetrical mini-dresses.
A little shoulder shy? Don’t be. A few push-ups and those toned babies will be begging to come out into the light. Well, at least one of them will…