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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Hi-Low Trend?

Dress: Target  |  Orange pumps: Urban Outfitters (shop)  |  Necklace: c/o Sway Chic

If you follow me on Instagram (moomooaudrey) this outfit might look familiar.  I wore it last week when B and I went out to celebrate our 4 year wedding anniversary.  Every year we go out to eat ridiculously good steak instead of getting gifts and doing nice things for each other because, well, our real love language is food.  I don't need a kiss, just give me steak.  Nom nom nom.

The hi-low trend.  If you're wondering what the heck I'm talking about, a hi-low garment is when the hem is higher on one side than it is on the other.  I don't know if I'd say I'm a fan of it, even though I'm wearing a hi-low dress.  First of all, I swear hi-low dresses were big when I was in high school.  Does anyone remember that, or was I just way ahead of my time?  :)  Secondly, I guess I don't see the point.  Maybe I don't quite understand them yet?  Haha.  However, I love this dress!  Not because it's hi-low, but because the color and print and blah blah is so ME.  And it's another piece that goes with my orange pumps.  Booyah.  It just happens to be hi-low, and I'm mostly neutral about that part.  Are you guys into the hi-low trend?  If so, tell me why you like it so much.  Sell me on it, peoples!


62 comments:

  1. jennifoundinmyclosetTuesday, August 28, 2012

    Super cute! I have a high low Maxi dress and love it! I like the dimension it gives to a dress...like architecture! =)

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  2. I think this works because the high-low is not too extreme! (I, too, remember the high-low trend in high school, but I think it was more of an extreme angle from left to right than front to back.) You look adorable!

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  3. Love the color. I have a Hi-Lo skirt but I haven't worn it yet.

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  4. pretty little thingsTuesday, August 28, 2012

    I saw that dress at target and thought about getting it but didn't. It looks fab on you-- I might have to go back for it! xo


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  5. Adorable! I love this color on you. So pretty. I have yet to try the hi-lo trend. I just haven't found the right piece yet.

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  6. I don't like the extreme high-low pieces, but this one is really subtle and cute! My bf and I do the same thing when it comes to our anniversary...we get a fabulous dinner instead of gifts. Gifts are for Christmas and birthdays. Anniversaries are for food and celebration :)

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  7. I feel like I've seen every dress target has but have never seen this one! I love it! I've yet to own a high low piece - I feel like my legs are too short! But I would like to try on this dress!
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  8. I don't like this trend on me, however the dress is super cute on you! The trend also reminds me of high school and I'm happy to be long from those days! :)

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  9. This dress looks amazing on you and I think the hi-low is subtle enough to just add interest instead of looking like you forgot half of your clothing. I usually don't LOVE the hi-low look but I think it can work in some things.

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  10. I like to see it lol but i haven't bought anything

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  11. You look beautiful and Josh and I can so relate to the anniversary tradition. Food is our love language too! :) Well that and coffee...we do love good coffee. Anyway, my OCD will not allow me to enjoy the hi-low trend. haha! I can't handle wearing it, but I think it looks good on everyone else.

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  12. I love the hi-low trend...it's a fun alternative to a normal straight hem- thats why I dig it :)


    LindsayLindsayJEveryday.blogspot.com

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  13. I love this dress and those pumps! :)


    Rachel’s Lookbook

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  14. I swear I almost bought that dress the other day! It's so cute. But I just bought 2 other Hi-low dresses lol.

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  15. My senior year prom dress was a hi-low hem. I graduated in 2004. hmmm...

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  16. I hear ya on the high low trend. I actually think it makes me look shorter and thats why I am not 100% sold on it yet. I love this dress though, its not like to the extreme some other dresses are, and this pattern is AWESOME. Love Target. BUT yeah. I hear ya. I think though its really because it makes me feel shorter, and at 5ft maybe almost an inch... feeling shorter is NOT a good feeling.


    Sara
    http://seventwentysomethings.blogspot.com/

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  17. Im pretty neutral about the hi-low trend too... I love yours because its not such a dramatic tail in the back because that dress is pretty enough!

    Also happy 4 year anniversary to you and your honey and wishing you many more delicious steak nights

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  18. Not getting on this train, haha. The color looks great on you. Happy belated anniversary.

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  19. not a fan of it... It seems too trendy, and on a limited budget, I don't want to spend where it won't last. You do look great, though.

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  20. I have to say in terms of the "high-low" trend this dress is really nice. I'm not a huge fan of the mullet dress. I like yours because its not too drastic.

    Agi:)

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  21. Oh I totally love the high-lo skirt/dress. You need a little sharper of an angle to get the full effect, but I think it's the movement that I like. It's easier to see in real life, either when you're outside in a breeze, or walking and creating your own breeze! The way the long hem in the back trails behind you is so cool! I also think it looks cool how you can see the back of the dress from the front (like in your pictures here). It's not that a high-lo hem is better than a regular hem, it's just something different and interesting!


    There...sold yet?

    Sarah's Real Life

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  22. Amazing dress Audrey!:)

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  23. I can't stand the high-low trend- a dress that's awesome color, flowing shape, good length... on one side... it's always a disappointment. Is it too much to ask to have enough fabric to cover my knees?
    This dress, however, is wonderfully subtle. It's a feminine detail, not a radical trend. It's a lengthening and elongating trick, not a ballroom dancer costume gone catwalk.
    Good find on this one (and it's so cheerful for the end of summer!)

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  24. Janessa McCommonTuesday, August 28, 2012

    I do remember the hi-lo thing in high school. I think everything was more like sideways--short on one side, long on the other. Now it's high in the front, low in the back. I think it's cute and this dress is really cute on you. I kinda wish some of the plain hi-lo dresses had a cute funky fabric lining though so you could see that on the inside when you look at the dress from the front. If that makes sense, lol

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  25. I'm still not sure about high-low hems, either. I have a piece from Sugarlips I'll be posting soon that is a dramatic high-low. I already have a partial plan to make it even if I grow tired of it in years to come, hehe. I think when it isn't a dramatic enough hemline, it is almost pointless, like the piece was sewn wrong, but I've also seen some great ones so... still torn.

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  26. Jelli @ Jellibean JournalsTuesday, August 28, 2012

    I love hi low because it keeps the booty covered! My husband and I also love a good meal and would rather celebrate that way than with gifts.

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  27. Haha, I just bought a hi-low dress from Target! I think it's probably the same style (Mossimo, right?)...I got the black one with the rose print that fades out toward the bottom. Oh Audrey, we need to stop.


    Just kidding, no we don't.


    I don't really like the hi-low trend (butt cape. just saying.) but I really like the dress I got and I really like the one you got, too. I can't tell about yours, but mine would be a feasible straight hem dress too, so if I ever decide I can't stand it anymore, I'll just hem the darn thing.

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  28. Audrey, I think you look fab (happy anniversary) but I'm not really sure how I feel about high-low. It seems to be everywhere, but I feel like on me the back would be TOO long (since I'm pretty short). So, I haven't bought anything like this yet, but I think it looks great on you!!


    perfectly priya

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  29. Congrats on your four-year anniversary!!! I really like that dress and think it looks fabulous on you. I don't really know the point either, but do like that it's kinda like wearing a mini train - very feminine!

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  30. Congrats on 4 years, we celebrated 4 years in June! I think the print of the dress is adorable!

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  31. I like them if they're subtle. I turned down a lot of dresses at Target because the back just suddenly gets longer and they flapped around like a tail on me. A dress at Maurice's, though, had more of a gradual high-to-low, and I actually really like it.

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  32. Ha! We are ridiculous. One thing that helped me swallow the fact that I got a hi-low dress is that I thought I could make it a straight hem down the road too.

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  33. I totally agree--I always feel disappointed when I discover the uneven hem!

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  34. Another reason I'm hesitant about it is exactly what you said--that usually I feel like it makes me look shorter. I don't have super skinny long legs, so usually I find it unflattering on myself.

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  35. I almost bought this same dress (in black) but talked myself out of it because of the hem. BUT it's one of those things I only dislike on myself, and not other people. When I see it on you, I like it, so it's probably not as obvious on me as I think.

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  36. WE are the same way about anniversaries! Any excuse to eat :)


    And I immediately was in love with this look on you and I want to copy it BAD!!! I think I kinda like the hi-low trend because I like my legs, but also I love the extra length covering up my backside.


    This color is so beautiful on you. It's ridiculous!

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  37. I'm like you...I like it but don't love it. I do feel extra special when I wear my hi-low skirt though. I think because it feel like a train, it makes me feel like a queen or something. lol. I love the colors and design of you dress!

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    www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

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  38. I love those shoes!! They look great with the dress. I like the hi low trend. I just think it looks cool...a little different than the normal hemline.
    ~Jessica
    http://jeansandateacup.blogspot.com/

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  39. Honestly...this is the first hi-low dress I've ever liked. I think it's because usually the inside of the "low" part (the part you normally wouldn't see), looks...like the inside of a garment. Unfinished, I guess. But this dress is cute! I love the color & the print!


    I absolutely love your blog, btw. It's one thing that inspired me to start my own! I found your advice on building a remixable wardrobe really helpful!


    always-kissmegoodnight.blogspot.com

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  40. I love the hi-lo trend because I like extra fabric in the back to compensate for my butt. haha. It sounds kind of silly, but I am always cautious about bending over or whatever in a skirt/dress because of the length of the back. So with hi-lo skirts, I am thrilled to have a bit of extra coverage!
    Also, I am super jealous about how amazing this dress looks on you. I did not even look semi attractive in it. I just looked awkward on top.

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  41. Since I can't wear skirts to work (so therefore I don't own many), I did not really partake in the high-low trend. That being said, I really like that yours is just a slight variation of it, and not the extreme high-low dresses/skirts out there. It's just a little bit - enough to keep it interesting!

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  42. I think for this dress it's not too much of a contrast so it works. But I've seen some where very unequal and I also fell like meh.. why? hehe.

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  43. love that necklace!


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  44. HappinessatmidlifeTuesday, August 28, 2012

    I saw this dress at the store and thought it was adorable. I really like the colors of this dress and that the high/low is so subtle. I bought a high-low skirt a couple of months ago & it's still sitting in the closet. So I guess I am not too big of a fan of it.


    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  45. If the high-low is subtle (like yours!) then I am a fan. But when it's major and the back is way longer than the front, I don't like it as much. I don't own anything yet, but who knows.

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  46. I love your tradition for your anniversary. My husband and I go on a little weekend trip instead of giving each other gifts. We're hoping to visit a different state for every Anniversary, so on our 50th anniversary we will have visited 50 states! :)

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  47. I'm not big on hi-low dresses, but i LOVE this dress! Love the colors and a plus it goes with your orange pumps!

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  48. That dress is AMAZING! I love the print & color. It looks so good on you. I don't particularly like the hi-lo trend but I do like that dress.

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  49. I don't get it either... and kind of think it looks funny. That dress looks nice though... seems like it's not a very steep difference from front to back.

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  50. CUTE dress! I think the high-low trend works well on some items and not on others (especially when they're too extreme, it just looks... odd). I bought a high-low skirt once because it looked super cute online and on the model, and when I tried it on at home, I just felt it was highlighting my knees (which are not things I enjoy highlighting, knees are ugly things). But I really like how subtle the high-low is on your dress. It's perfect!

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  51. Love the pattern.
    http://halielandry.blogspot.com/

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  52. That sounds SO sweet! What a cool tradition!

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  53. i am totally on the fence about this trend, but i did buy a hi-lo black dress because i figured it would ease me in slowly. i love your dress in this pic though, very cute! and i think i remember a passing phase of this trend when i was younger, too... and certainly the asymmetrical angled hems when i was in high school, although that was a more left-to-right than hi-lo cut.

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  54. Zara had shoes like these in red for an unbelievable $13!! But they didn't have my size (of course). And Urban Outfitters no longer has them in red. So sad. :(


    http://earnestyle.blogspot.com/

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  55. Love your dress lady! I really like the hi-low trend and hope to thrift a skirt or dress that I can DIY to make it hi-low very soon.

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  56. My hubs and I do the very same thing on our anniversary! STEEEEAAAAKKKK!!!!

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  57. that dress looks totally beautiful on ya girl!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

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  58. hello! i just found you on pinterest :) I've added your blog to my reader .. loving it so far! everything is so practical! so, possible! ....


    anyhow, the hi-low thing? i haven't done it yet, but i'm willing. I do like it. when i've seen it, to me, it looks glamorous, yet simple. makes me think red carpet (as in - something a celebrity might wear on a normal day)

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  59. I just got addicted to your blog thanks to Go Chic or Go Home. Love it! As for the high low trend, I like it in theory but have yet to find anything that I actually like on me. That dress is so pretty; I love the pattern!


    ~C
    http://ohshedabbles.com

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  60. I am. As someone with curves, I have a problem with hem lengths, especially in the back. I have this same dress, and I love it because whenever I bend over, I can rest assured that I won't be...exposing anything. I also think it's a great, elegant way to show some skin and still be classy :-)

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