After reading a post on Fashionista about T by Alexander Wang’s long-sleeve mini dress and the long-short trend that popped up in every corner of New York Fashion Week, I started browsing the rest of our mini dresses and was pleasantly surprised by the variety of long-sleeve, short-hem options. Sure, the Wang dress is classic body-con goodness, but I’m more interested in the variations on this emerging mini trend.
American Retro and Alice + Olivia offer up their own versions of the long-sleeve LBD, the former finding inspiration in ’80s fashion and the latter adding a touch of edge in the form of two rows of silver studs. Paired with black heels they’re timeless with a twist.
On the less traditional side of things, Sunner has a print variety that would pair well with black tights and ankle booties for everyday chic, and A Common Thread offers a rich olive number that hints at something naturally inspired. Bonus points for an intriguing back detail that sets the simple silhouette apart from the fashion pack.
The long/short trend has legs (pardon the pun), and I suspect I’ll be giving it a lot of play this fall. Will you wear it?