Wedding Dress Trend 2010: Hi-Lo Hems
You heard it here first: hi-lo hemlines are making a comeback. A hi-lo hemline (also known as a high-low or intermission hemline) falls to the mid-calf in front, floor length in back. The style is great for summer, both for brides’ and bridesmaids’ gowns, and it’s the perfect choice for those who can’t decide between a floor-length or tea-length dress.
The hi-lo hemline first appeared in the 1500s when some ladies’ garments were cut higher in the front for comfort and practicality when riding on horseback! It has evolved quite a bit since then – now it’s simply a venue to show off cute shoes.
The Alfred Angelo styles above would be great for a beach wedding. And the beauty of this hemline is in its subtle transition from short to long – NOT the thigh-high, mullet-like hi-lo hems of the ’80s. Sorry, Axl.
Glamour contributor Meredith Bodgas recently blogged about this style at the magazine’s Save the Date blog. We think it’s great for bridesmaids as well as brides, and may be easier for them to wear again than a floor-length gown.
What do you think of this style? Do you like the opportunity to show off your Manolos? Or do you prefer one hem length all around?