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This '80s look is an asymmetric A+

By Maybelle Morgan, August 11, 2017

The '80s dress can be a tricky one, but high fives all round if you get it right. Yep, in a sea of floral dresses and sheer ruffles, there’s something oh-so-refreshing about a strong silhouette, muted shades and a drastic cut. Model Teddy Quinlivan leads the way with this slammin’ power look from Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week.

American model Teddy Quinlivan wearing an asymmetric dress | ASOS Fashion & Beauty Feed

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Dynasty shoulders + an asymmetric cut + lots of draping. It shouldn’t work in theory, but it just does. The dramatics of the shoulder pads are balanced out by the teal-gray hues, while the midi asymmetric skirt is sassed up by the gathered mini length, which is all about the leg show. Chunky patent-heeled boots and a nylon mesh bag add a utilitarian feel, but a slick of orange-red lippie and drop earrings bring that glam '80s feel.

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