The Look: Raised Hems

January 15, 2014

Jaime King in Prabal Gurung; Alexa Chung; Sarah Paulson in Marchesa

I briefly mentioned in my Golden Globes red carpet recap that lifted-hem dresses were having a moment. Why wear seven hundred dollar shoes if no one can see them, right? So tea-length dresses were all over the awards show (and the many after parties). 

It's a hard length to pull off, I'll admit, but I love it when it's done right. Sarah Paulson's Marchesa dress would have been too poofy and prom queen had it been a floor-length gown, but the lifted hem makes it more classy and serious, more age-appropriate for someone who is indeed no longer in high school. 

Some critics have bashed Alexa Chung's dress, but I love her vintage style and I think she rocks the hemline. Jaime King's Prabal Gurung dress has more of a pencil shape to it, which looks lovely on her and could translate very well to the everywoman's wardrobe, if she dares to take on the trend.

Never let your heels go unnoticed again with a shin-skimming skirt!

Alice + Olivia Spring 2014
Burberry Prorsum Spring 2014 
Wes Gordon Spring 2014 
Prabal Gurung Spring 2014

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