Flaunting the legs has come a long way from the Audrey Hepburn’s classical style of showing off long legs in neat skinny bottoms to today’s waist-high slits in dresses. Then, dresses didn’t touch the floor or stop at the knee, they flowed to a mid length between the knee and the foot, such that grace enveloped the woman. It is also quite fascinating of how the era of skinny hands with delicate gloves is replaced now with covered fabric or fur to give the model an enriched contemporary look.
The new thought for this look is to look like normal commoners with an extraordinary element. This extraordinary factor is nothing but being the fashion pioneers or creating the entire trend. The look comes with your legs than any other body part. Covered hands and uncovered legs make the un-red carpet style statement. A simple costume like what Kendall Jenner wore on a regular Sunday morning made a news.
A plain crop tee and denim shorts are the basics but if you look closely, the suede fringed jacket and the velvet ankle-length boots accentuated the whole look. The denim shows off her long legs while the heels do justice to the look by making her legs seem longer. While the cropped tee is almost covered, the jacket takes over the look by covering her hands and most of her upper body giving the people adequate concentration to gaze at her long legs. It gives a very casual look when combined with those denim. Sexy, casual and definitely, a morning look.
If you think twice, it doesn’t only work as a morning look or casual look. It can even grace a red carpet if worn right. Irina Shayk perfects this look in the Italian Lingerie Intimissimi 20 years anniversary.
Long legs pumped with delicate heels and the coziness of the modest deep-cut dress are the only two gateways, which reveal Shayk’s glowing skin against the dark comfy dress. The loosely covered arms adds to this look by urging us to look at Shayk’s flawless slender legs.
Since beauty competitions have been biased that tall is beautiful, the craze of being tall has started to define beauty. Exposed legs give the illusion of height and the two models have nailed the element of height with heels suiting the occasion. Also, they add an unconscious thought of the models being slim light-weighted angels. On the contrary, the above-waist clothes that combines with this look is usually a jacket or something, that has long sleeves and maybe topped with bold ornaments, that gives way to a stark contrast that makes this asymmetrical style of dressing a certain compliment.
Another interesting thing is the way the hair is styled to complete this look. Jenner has her hairstyle messy while Shayk has a laid-back look with the hair swept right to the back. Both these hairstyles are explicitly unflattering and this leaves the world to look at their prominent and ostensibly shown features!
The normal imperfection of asymmetrical style is absolute perfection in the fashion world!