I want to start with the statement, I love hi-low tops and dresses, before I go on because it is going to sound like I don’t but I do. As someone who has a big butt I have always found that even tops and dresses have always shown more of my backside than I would have liked. Hi-lows (hi-low, dips) offer an extra comfort level that was not there before. No more pulling at the back of the top to make sure the small of back is not showing and no more awkward bending to make sure my upper thighs and underwear are not visible.
All that being said I think the current fascination with high-low tops and dresses is more of a fad than a trend. What’s the difference? A trend is a tried and true fashion that keeps circulating back into favor quite regularly with slight alterations to it to make it fresh while a fad comes in and disappears within a year or so. It may come back occasionally but it never as popular.
When you are shopping for long term, try to go for pieces that do not have such a drastic dip from front to back, those are the pieces that you can wear for years without much notice. If you already have a lot of expendable clothing then by all means buy all the hi-low tops and dresses you want and give them away when the fad is over but if you are a budget shopper I recommend consciously limiting the pieces you buy to absolute favorites because in a few years we are going to look funny wearing them — this of course would not apply to those of use who balk at fads/trends and wear what we want because we love it. I will never give up my sweat pants so stop asking.
Here are a few of my favorites at the moment:
From left to right:
- I especially love the three casual tops from ASOS Curve.
- The Wine Winona Hi-Lo Wrap Dress from Kiyonna has such a subtle dip.
- SwakDesigns‘s Leopard Jada Hi Lo Dress screams fun and is perfect for women who want to try a shorter dress with confidence.
- Hi-lows are not limited to tops and dresses — Ivory Hi-Lo Flounce Skirt from Torrid.
- Added to a classic dress, Blue Hi-Lo Hem Dress from Evans.
How about you, do you love or hate hi-low tops, skirts, and dresses?