Hemming it right: tips on how to style dresses this summer

We decode hems that hit the ramp recently, and give you quick tips on how to style them this summer.

If you are a certified style know-it-all, and have all the fashion terms on your fingertips — then here’s an update for your style diary.

Check out the recent collections by these designers for a host of ways to keep your outfit interesting, just by changing up the hemline.

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A lot of us have had a love-hate relationship with mermaid hems that are heavy on volume — but there’s no denying that they instantly add edge to an outfit. Best used to add a retro touch to a cocktail dress.


Tulip-cut hems that tease with just a glimpse of skin are a great pick for the summer. Go for colour-blocked tulip-cut skirts that play with two tones on your pencil-fit silhouette. Opt for tea-lengths.

The layered handkerchief hemline instantly brings in a big dose of drama. We love its ethnicwear versions, so ditch the done-to-death anaarkali suits and go for flounce-heavy, floor- grazing ones.

Scalloped hemlines with curved edges are a fun way to bring in the summer. Use DIY to add tulle inputs to a scalloped hem tie-dye tee.


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