It was somewhere circa 2010 that we began to play around with hemlines and try out mullets (strictly sartorially speaking), although the high-low hype began wearing off last year. Nothing could have prepared us, though, for this reworked version of the uneven hem. Forget highs and lows — Oscar de la Renta cut a big, ol' hole right in the middle of your outfit.
At first glance, we might have considered this piece of cocktail attire just another billowy-in-the-back, short-in-the-front design. But, when seen flat, the skirt gets a bit confusing in a "But, where do my legs go?" sort of way. The black, silk piece contains two holes to thread your body through: One is a waistband, and the other lets your legs peek out. When worn correctly — which might take a few minutes to figure out — the skirt balloons behind you, while the front curves up like a curtain, revealing everything from the knees down. Think of it as your own personal parachute bottom that's less MC Hammer and more Charles James.
And, in case this solo image resembles a sleeping bag just a bit too much, click over to page two to see how elegant this hole-y invention — that's nearly sold out — can be.
Simple(ish), right? And, it's okay if you have to click back to page one — it took us several views to understand how de la Renta meant for us to wear this, too.