Weekend (+ ASOS A-Line Mini Skirt with Scallop Hem Review)

June 04, 2016

I can't pinpoint what it is about scallop hems that I find so appealing, but I am comforted by the fact that I am not alone in my obsession. 

I doubt written history goes back far enough to reveal who first thought to fashion rounded edges as an embellishment or what inspired the idea (some observable manifestation of a sine wave, perhaps?) but much like the popularity the scallop hem enjoyed in the 20s (WW) and the 70s, its appeal has been enduring in the last few years.

One of my favorite scallop-hemmed pieces is the ASOS A-Line Mini Skirt with Scallop Hem, which is currently available in dozens of colors, prints, and materials. The polyester blend (with elastane) from which the skirt is made is easy to care for (i.e., machine washable) and only slightly wrinkle prone.
American Eagle Denim Jacket (current season) | ASOS Scalloped Mini Skirt | J. Crew Panama Hat | Kate Spade Primrose Hill Little Kaelin Bag | Vince Camuto Kain Dress Pump in Sandbar (also here)

The skirt runs a full size smaller than other ASOS private label styles; in polyester blend, the skirt measures 12" across the waist and 16.5" in length in size 0 (in the cotton blend, the waist measures 11.75", with an overall length of 17"). The next size up is about an inch wider at the waist, with a negligible difference in length. 

Skirt length may be an issue for women who are taller than me (5'2); one possible solution is ordering a larger size which will sit lower on one's waist.
Top: Neutral in size 0 vs Dusty Khaki in size 2
Bottom: Dusty Khaki / Sage / Neutral

A slightly more modest option from ASOS that I like is the Wrap Pencil Skirt with Scallop Detail, which runs true to size and is also available in a number of colors. 
ASOS Wrap Pencil Skirt with Scallop Detail (in Neutral)
The versatility of a scalloped skirt like this is that it pairs effortlessly with tops of all styles and prints. Give your outfit a nautical theme by wearing it with a striped shirt or dress it up with a bow-shoulder top.
For fellow scallop fanatics, here are a few more styles that I like: Marysia Broadway Scallop Neck One Piece Swimsuit (on major sale), Carven Scalloped-Collar Shirt, Maison Jules Scallop-Detail Shift Dress, Kendall + Kylie High-Waist Scallop-Hem Shorts, Red Valentino Two-tone Scalloped Coat, and Topshop Scallop Hem Miniskirt.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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  1. I very much adore the scalloped trend, in skirts or shorts. Love the way you styled this, with the denim jacket and heels. Very cute.


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