Rihanna Just Wore Arguably the Most Controversial Skirt Style of All

A comeback is looming.

Rihanna Just Wore Arguably the Most Controversial Skirt Style of All

Given how popular trends like naked dresses, visible thongs, and going, wellpants-less are these days, it's growing more and more difficult to generate controversy when it comes to fashion. And yet, Rihanna just did exactly that by wearing the one trend I personally never thought would make a genuine comeback: high-low hemlines. Leave it to the Fenty founder, though, to make the throwback silhouette feel modern and, even more shocking, cool. 

Out to celebrate A$AP Rocky's whisky brand Mercer & Prince at The Fleur Room in Los Angeles, Rihanna paired a gloved, velvet bodysuit by Melitta Baumeister with a faux-leather Rick Owens skirt fit with a high-low hemline and a train. With the daring duo, she added a Tom Ford for Gucci handbag, a Celine hoodie, and strappy heels that laced halfway up her legs. A far cry from the jewel-toned high-low dresses we wore to practically every high school dance in the early 2010s (or was that just me?), the look is singlehandedly paving the way for a comeback of the cut. 

Even so, welcoming high-low hemlines back into our wardrobes after all this time won't be easy. To ease back into the style, shop the more approachable asymmetric skirts below. 

On Rihanna: Melitta Baumeister Velvet Glove Sleeves Top ($975); Rick Owens Long Cargo Skirt ($1635); Tom Ford for Gucci bag; Celine Zipped Hoodie ($1950)

Say hello to my 2022 holiday-season go-to. 

A little bit of mini and a little bit of maxi, all in one piece. 

This slit is dangerously chic. 

A little (faux) leather never hurt anybody.

This shade of blue gets me every time. 

I'm a sucker for midi skirts paired with tall boots. The combo is just too chic. 

A. Roege Hove is one of many brands to watch this year. 

More holiday outfit inspo for the busy party season ahead. 

Hello, sale.

How gorgeous is this shade of green? 

Excuse my drooling. 

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