Shopping Guide: Asymmetrical Hemlines

One of the season's trickiest trends may just turn out to be our favorite. Check out this simple shopping guide for top looks and styling tips.

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Oak
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Opening Ceremony
This season, asymmetrical cuts are showing up on everything from dresses and tops to skirts and sweaters. We like this slouchy cropped sweater by Alex Wang as a friendly introduction to a tricky trend: style with slightly high-waist pants or a slim pencil skirt with wedges. $375 at Opening Ceremony .
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Bergdorf Goodman
For a dressier take on the trend, try Helmut Lang's elegantly draped blouse with a spread collar and button cuffs. We think this would look killer worn over a pair of leather shorts, or with a skinny black blazer for a work-ready ensemble. $230 at Bergdorf Goodman .
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Shopbop
Bop Basics can always be relied upon for perfect cotton basics you'll reach for again and again. This breezy tunic would look perfect worn with the season's slouchy genie pants, or over some roughed-up cutoffs. Available in four colors <a href="http://www.shopbop.com/cotton-slub-scoop-neck-tee/vp/v=1/845524441869414.htm?folderID=2534374302060707&extid=affprg" target="_blank"> a Shopbop, $68t </a>.
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Joe Rosato Jr.
Coats weren't spared the asymmetrical treatment, either. This stunner by Vivienne Westwood--dubbed the "Propaganda" coat--could transform a simple outfit from easy to extraordinary. $930 <a href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/am/product/96516?cm_mmc=LinkshareUS-_-ProductFeed-_-Vivienne+Westwood+Anglomania-_-Coats&siteID=J84DHJLQkR4-CUiYslqG2IHJ2NZfCBxwDQ" target="_blank"> at Net-a-Porter </a>.
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Bergdorf Goodman
Likewise, only wear this knockout riding coat by Alexander McQueen if you're comfortable being the center of attention. We love the classic equestrian elements (stand collar, sculpted shoulders) paired with the modern design twists (voluminous pleating and a wavy hemline). $2895 at Bergdorf Goodman.
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Consumer Bob
For a fancy evening on the town, try one of these flirty-chic cocktail dresses from Vionnet. Paired with a classic platform heel and a brightly colored clutch, you're guaranteed to light up the room. We like the bold graphic print draped along the sleeve. $2775 <a href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/am/product/94298?cm_mmc=LinkshareUS-_-ProductFeed-_-Vionnet-_-Dresses&siteID=J84DHJLQkR4-Vy7aQxfeXwXIOr.YEA.NKQ" target="_blank"> at Net-a-Porter </a>.
8/11
idea2lifestyle
One of the best bargains on the Internet is this hooded asymmetrical cape jacket from Etsy shop, idea2lifestyle. The light linen cotton makes it a perfect transitional piece going into the fall. $50 at <a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/51646034/flying-away-cotton-linen-version-y1007?ref=sr_gallery_13&ga_search_query=asymmetrical&ga_search_type=&ga_page=3&order=&includes[]=tags&includes[]=title" target="_blank"> idea2lifestyle </a>.
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Net-a-Porter
Vanessa Bruno's easy wool-blend tunic is a no-brainer: worn with colored tights (we're loving sage green and pale lilac) or over a longer skirt, this could become the most versatile piece in your closet. $445 <a href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/am/product/96045?cm_mmc=LinkshareUS-_-ProductFeed-_-Vanessa+Bruno-_-Dresses&siteID=J84DHJLQkR4-qxLqsKEVf79BrCQJu6emXw" target="_blank"> at Net-a-Porter </a>.
10/11
Topshop
Topshop's simple sheer dress would work as a tunic, a dress, or a bathing suit cover-up depending on what you style it with. We like the idea of it worn over sequin shorts and a nude-colored tank, or with a simple fitted black slip. $60 <a href="http://us.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=33060&categoryId=209845&productId=1802509&cmpid=usls_deeplink&siteID=J84DHJLQkR4-6vVWZJwvh_HUAWgJtQ6npA&langId=-1&parent_category_rn=208580&storeId=13052&_$ja=tsid:19905" target="_blank"> at Topshop </a>.
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Oak
By far our favorite asymmetrical piece to emerge this season is this chunky knit zip-up from Preen. We're crazy about the basket-weave knit, front zip pockets and wavy hem, perfect to wear with anything from jeans to a sweater dress. $725 at Net-a-Porter .
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