Rihanna Just Wore Arguably the Most Controversial Skirt Style of All
A comeback is looming.
Given how popular trends like naked dresses, visible thongs, and going, well, pants-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.