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Fashionista NOW: Scallop Edge Fashion Inspiration

Little details like scallop embellished hem on shorts, tops, skirts, dresses and collars provide an interesting visual appeal that can transform an outfit from boring to amazing.

The summer is one of the seasons to go all out with adventurous dressing and a scalloped edge on the hem or neckline of an airy blouse is one of the ways to add a touch of whimsy and playfulness into your wardrobe.

The girly frill detail has the power to conjure a cheery mood to your outfit and worn on lazy sunny days or as you stroll by the beach at sunset, make no mistake that it is one of the easily loved summery accents with a power to perk up the blandest of outfits.

Why do we call this specific hem style a scallop?

According to Good Day Sacramento, the scallop hem is modeled after the edge of a scallop’s shell which is not really surprising if you are a fan of the edible bivalve mollusk that has a ribbed fan-shaped shell. Delicious seafood aside, scalloped clothing reached its peak of popularity in the 1920s and was revived back in the 1950s fashion scene.

The vintage dresses of the time showcased scalloped hems, necklines and front edges. Obsessed with the scalloped edges and must have them right this instant? Call your grandma and grandpa to warn them that you’re coming to raid their closets. Scallops, whether in dishes or on dresses are both similarly inviting. Where one’s a delicacy, the other, a complete vintage vanity’s affair.

With the modern fashion world’s continued thirst for renewing the old and making it fresh again, scallop edges reentry as charming accents decorating contemporary clothing is as predictable as the rising and setting of the sun. Trend watchers have seen the gradual comeback as early as 2006.

Excited to let the scallops back into your wardrobe? Scroll on the fashion imagery courtesy of our favorite lookbookers below:

gingham shirt with scallop collar – Urban Outfitters

scallop top – Seventeen Origins

scallop top – Forever 21

salmon scallop shorts

black scallop tank – Topshop

pink scallop shorts – Front Row Shop

For more scallopin’ goodness, turn your attention to the outfits organized by talented polyvorers below:

I can't even

scalloped crepe top in red – Love Moschino

Summer Day Boho

asymmetric scalloped dress – Rare**


scalloped shift dress – Brooks Brothers


scallop camisole – Kate Moss for Topshop

Things can change

polka dot scalloped hem shorts

Would you give the scallop fashion trend a go this summer? Like any of the scalloped items shown here? Share below and let us know!

“Fashion is so close in revealing a person’s inner feelings and everybody seems to hate to lay claim to vanity so people tend to push it away. It’s really too close to the quick of the soul.”Stella Blum

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Here on Fashionista NOW, our one and very own Miss Reverie showcases the latest in fashion trends and its various social implications in our everyday lives. You may read more of her at REVERIE SANCTUARY.

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