Like with pleating there is something feminine and delicate about scalloped detailing that gives clothing an instant summer boost for me. Everyone from Victoria Beckham to Jill Stuart, Missoni and DvF have used scalloped detailing in recent years, but one collection that always makes me think of scallop hems has to be Chloé’s spring/summer 2009 collection. British designer Hannah MacGibbon created a gorgeous feminine line that even now keeps on influencing the high-streets summer offerings, and even Kate Bosworth as spotted reviving her Chloé SS09 shorts recently.
I don’t know why but scalloped hems are perfect for making a plain tee or shorts look fun and interesting, plus it gives any look a girlie vibe without being too girlie if you know what I mean. Whether it’s on dresses, separates, or accessories the high street is full of great options and I have picked out my favourites.
1. Warehouse Scalloped Edge Dress, £17 was £25 – I have this beauty and it is super flatter, comfortable and such a great price.
2. Miss Selfridge Scalloped Detail Denim Dress, £18 was £36
3. ASOS Textured Pencil Dress with Scalloped Edge, £27 was £45
4. Three Floor Swoon Scallop Dress, £78
1. River Island Black Cover Block Vest, £25
2. Topshop Co-ord Scallop Edge Shorts, £36
3. Oasis Scallop Denim Skirt, £25 was £40
4. ASOS Shirt With Scalloped Collar, £25
1. Lulu Guinness Navy Perforated Leather Scalloped Small Wanda, £175
2. See by Chloé Scalloped Flats, £148 at Farfetch
3. Topshop Leather Scallop Cross Body Bag, £32
4. Pieces Ninel Skinny Belt, £7 at ASOS
5. Schuh Cameo Polka Dot Bow Striped Flats, £24
So what do you think – will you be rocking a scallop hemline this summer? If you do, my advice is to only work one piece of scallop per look.
[Top pics: Style.com]