Saturday, March 10, 2012

High-Low/Mullet Skirts and Dresses

John Marine | 3/10/2012 02:14:00 AM | |
(UPDATED: July 29, 2012)

The high-low (or mullet) skirt and dress have become quite popular these days. It is a hark back to vintage glamour with the arrival of these skirts and dresses. They combine the appeal of a short skirt/dress and the elegance of a longer skirt/dress. While there are other high-low garments and designs, the focus in this blog post is only on high-low/mullet skirts and dresses.

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NOTE: While they are sometimes called "mullet skirts" and "mullet dresses," I will refer to them mostly as high-low skirts.


JUL 29 2012 - added two more blog posts

--- High-Low Skirts and Dresses ---

So what kind of skirts and dresses are we looking at? Here are some pictures:

high-low or mullet skirt
^ from: - A high-low/mullet skirt. Take note of how the skirt is high up in front but long in the back. It's one of the latest trends in skirts and dresses.

high-low or mullet dress
^ from: (best I could find) - This high-low/mullet dress demonstrates the elegant appeal a high-low/mullet skirt can provide, especially to a formal dress like this one.

The reason why they are often called "mullet" skirts/dresses goes to the deal of "business up front, party in the back." Well with high-low skirts/dresses, it's more like "hot up front, elegant in the back." These are sort of skirts and dresses for females who can't decide on wearing a short skirt or a long skirt (not necessarily maxi length). High-low dresses can be both playful and elegant at the same time. Some of these can be short skirts that have long ends; or they may even be short skirts and dresses with a somewhat longer end to them, essentially a short skirt that remains short- just with a long back to them. Some high-low/mullet skirts and dresses can be long (below the knees) and with a slightly longer back to them. No matter what, the high-low/mullet skirt or dress is designed to have a high front with a low back. These touches can be either comfortable or elegant depending on the skirt/dress and how they are styled.

Shoes to Wear With High-Low/Mullet Skirts and Dresses.

I personally find most high-low/mullet skirts and dresses to be elegant. Therefore, I am not as fond of seeing them paired with sneakers or tall lace-up boots. Even flip-flop/thong sandals are fine with these skirts and dresses. There are still a good number of females who may still wear sneakers with these shoes.

But to me, platform wedge sandals and various kinds of high-heel pumps go best with these skirts and dresses.

--- High-Low Skirts/Dresses Around the Blogosphere ---

Want to see some ladies sport their high-low skirts and high-low dresses? If so, you are invited to have a look at these outfit posts from various other bloggers. You have my approval to Follow their respective blogs if you enjoy their outfit posts. These are only a few recent examples from a variety of fashion bloggers. So have a look at these to see the bloggers sport this look. I'll take you to three different parts of the world with these three inspirations:

High-Low Inspiration: Maytedoll.

Maytedoll is a blog created by the beautiful Mexican Mayte. Mayte is a beautiful lady, and she wears a beautiful high-low skirt here: "Aqua Colors." - Maytedoll.

High-Low Inspiration: Trendsurvivor How To ...

Meet Nina. This Greek fashionista has many different ways for her to showcase her style to all of you. Nina goes high-low with a floral high-low skirt in "My Lookbook : How I wore my high/low floral skirt?" - Trendsurvivor How To ....

High-Low Inspiration: .a little princess..

This Indonesian princess wears a cute black high-low skirt along with some golden sandals "under the sun" - .a little princess.. In a later post, Veren Lee went with a different style of shoes to go with a very elegant high-low skirt. See for yourself: "Another Asymmetrical & GIVEAWAY WINNER" - .a little princess..

High-Low Inspiration: HAUTE AND REBELLIOUS.

A recent blog I encountered was a from a beautiful lady named Maria de la Cruz. She was born in Panama. This petite Panamanian princess showcases some high-low style in one specific blog post. Here is a change of pace- a high-low dress worn by Maria. See how else she styles her high-low dress by looking at this blog post: HIGH LOW CHIFFON DRESS new at - HAUTE AND REBELLIOUS.

High-Low Inspiration: Song of Style.

Aimee (pronounced "Aw-Meeh") Song goes high-low for you with her outfit. While her denim jean jacket provides some toughness, this lady knows style like the back of her hand. See how flirty and appealing a high-low/mullet dress can be as Aimee Song walks with confidence in this blog post: "The Art of High and Low" - Song of Style.

High-Low Inspiration: keiko lynn.

(ADDED: March 14, 2012) Keiko Lynn may just be one of the most fabulous bloggers on the Internet. She went high-low (and a bit edgy) pairing a high-low/mullet dress with a leather jacket. How do you think Keiko Lynn showcase her high-low/mullet style in this post: "rock ballad" - keiko lynn?

High-Low Inspiration: Principessa Gabriella.

(ADDED: May 12, 2012)
Here are two high-low garments from Principessa Gabriella. First off, Gabriella would gladly tell you that there is only one way a girl celebrates her birthday- in style! This is the kind of dress that's lovely to wear when celebrating a birthday: "2 Birthday Dresses! Polka-dotted and High-low Dresses!" - Principessa Gabriella. A recent post of hers features her in a high-low skirt. Take a look as Gabriella blossoms beautifull with this floral high-low skirt: "Casual and Party Outfits! and Haircut!" - Principessa Gabriella.

High-Low Inspiration: Little Petite.

(ADDED: May 17, 2012)
Don't think petites can wear high-low skirts or dresses and look fabulous? Say hello to Adriana. The Californian shows you her high-low style with this beautiful high-low dress. This colorful dress she wears is complimented with a lovely pair of shoes. Adriana allures with this look: High-Low minty dress - Little Petite.

High-Low Inspiration: Glam Kitten's Litter Box.

(added: July 29, 2012)
My good blogging friend Bonnie released a post showcasing a high-low/mullet skirt. The beautiful petite from the Midwest comfortably showcases her incredible style in a recent blog post. Bonnie beauty here: One Word: Mullet - Photo Shoot (Glam Kitten's Litter Box).

High-Low Inspiration: Aibina's Blog.

(ADDED: July 29, 2012)
The beautiful Aibina from Kazakhstan sohws you a rather cute outfit with a high-low/mullet skirt. Her high-low/mullet style can be seen here with this look: My inspiration is Audrey Hepburn (Aibina's Blog).

High-Low Inspiration: AMIClubWear (YouTube).

(ADDED: April 5, 2012)
Here is a style report from YouTube featuring High-Low/Mullet skirts and dresses. Check out the YouTube video to get some video insight on the high-low/mullet look: "Hot, High and Low Hemlines" - YouTube.

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--- The High-Low Skirt/Dress: My Thoughts ---

I think these skirts and dresses can be quite lovely. The front has to tease a bit while the rear offers a bit of elegance and modesty. Styled right, the beauty of these skirts and dresses can be vastly exaggerated. These high-low skirts and dresses can be very modest, especially from the rear. A discomforting element of some shorter skirts and dresses is in not letting the rear view provide such a discomforting view.

In essence, a high-low skirt or dress offers up the playful short skirt but with the coverage and modesty in the rear. The most flattering designs and the softest fabrics can make these skirts and dresses truly beautiful and fun to wear. They have been dressed up with some chic shoes and sandals, and they have certainly been dressed down with sneakers and combat boots. Personally, I think most high-low/mullet skirts and dresses are too elegant to be worn with sneakers or any sort of lace-up boots. That's just me, though. However you style a high-low/mullet skirt or dress, you're wearing a very feminine and very stylish skirt/dress that's really become trendy lately. How will YOU rock the high-low/mullet skirt/dress?

I like these to be honest.

(ADDED: March 15, 2012)
If you want to look for some high-low/mullet skirts and dresses, you can look to ShopStyle for these (and other) high-low skirts and dresses:

I've found on Amazon for you, visit my complimentary "John's Shop Space" blog post on high-low/mullet skirts and dresses:

"High-Low/Mullet Skirts and Dresses" - John's Shop Space

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danielle.audain said...

so, i helped a friend reorganize her closet tonight.  she held out a dress with a "high-lo" hem and i said "keep it.  the hemline is shorter in the front and that's hot right now."  YES!  you've confirmed i gave good fashion advice!

Gabriella Cozza said...

I like this trend, it's cute and fun!  I just bought a "high-low" dress to wear to my birthday party next weekend.  I'll post pictures on my blog after I wear it. :)

♥ Principessa

dreaminofme18 said...

I love this trend I plan on adding at least one high low item to my wardrobe.

Adri M. said...

I think these skirts & dresses are super cute. I plan on getting a skirt soon :)


GlamChameleon said...

Completely agree, it's very cute trend!!! Feminine, ladylike and pretty!!! I love it!


fatima said...

Well I also think, that this is a gorgeous trend, Totally love it! It's different, and really cute.. x

John Marine said...

Though I haven't bought any I'm really loving this trend~ I think I'd wear it with flats or heels depending on the skirt/dress.

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