What is a Handkerchief Skirt or Dress?
A handkerchief skirt/dress has an asymmetric hemline. The fabric is cut and sewn in a way that it gives a look of a handkerchief that is held from the centre; and the corners hang down as points. The corner points are longer than the middle; hence, gives an asymmetric look. This type of hemline is quite feminine and chic. Handkerchief hemline is popular and looks elegant. Handkerchief hem can be included not only skirt/dresses but also in sleeves, tops, kurtis, cardigans etc. It looks best on the garments made from soft and delicate fabrics, which help in attaining maximum drapes and volume.
Handkerchief dress origin and when was it invented?
The handkerchief hemline originated all the way back to the Great Gatsby era, in France. French designers Madeleine Vionnet and Jean Patou were the ones who made the handkerchief hemline popular. The handkerchief hem got popularity in the 1930s.
In recent years, this hemline is gaining more attention. It has now become a mainstream hemline. Many designers are experimenting with this hemline. At present, handkerchief dresses/skirts are in high demand and will surely make be a classic style.
Popularity of handkerchief hems in the 21st century has increased after an American bohemian clothing label introduced it into their virtual stores in 2003.
In 2004, Milan Fashion Week saw models wearing handkerchief hems, which made the style get in the spotlight.
In 2015, a legendary fashion house, Christian Dior, showcased statement handkerchief scarf dresses in their Resort Collection.
Where can you buy Handkerchief Dresses?
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