The mighty hemline sets styles, trends, and, according to economist George Taylor, even stock prices. By simply changing the lower edge of a garment, the entire look of a piece can be transformed. One such transforming hemline is the frilly hemline, a feminine and sexy addition to practically any garment.
Nothing says delicate, dainty, sassy and sweet like frills. Fashion designers from all corners of the fashion industry know the power of the frill and incorporate frills into both formal and casual styles. Frills are no stranger to burlesque styles either, with retro frilly burlesque knickers continuing to be a hot fashion item. But while frills themselves can sometimes be considered to be somewhat over the top, a frilly hemline can give just the right amount of femininity, right at the bottom edge of a garment.
There are many ways to work a frilly hemline to your advantage. A form-fitting dress with a flared frilly hemline that splashes out at the bottom will draw attention to your legs. A top that’s elasticated or tied under the bust but loose-fitting in the midsection can finish in a beautiful frilly hemline, drawing attention upwards to your bust and downwards towards the hemline. Or if you want to hide a sexy set of suspenders and stockings from an unsuspecting partner, a sweet and innocent skirt with a frilly hemline can do wonders for concealing the naughty surprise underneath.
It would be unwise to deny the power of the frilly hemline. But why use those powers for good when you can use them to get up to no good? Take a look at the Mena Short Black Fishnet Frilled Top, or the Selena Short Black Sheer Dress. Both of these combine the frilly hemline with fishnet and PVC, resulting in a delightful combination of naughty and nice!