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Fashion is experiencing a hippie revival and I am not protesting this trend. However, I need your help deciding if I like handkerchief hems or not. I already confidently don wide-legged jeans and denim vests, but I'm not so sure about this nonchalant detail. This Jovovich-Hawk for Target Arabesque Halter Dress ($30) is something Lux would have worn in The Virgin Suicides but is it too '70s nostalgia. Thoughts?

Mintie Mintie 9 years
I hate this trend almost as much as I hate trapeze dresses!!
kimmbot kimmbot 9 years
I like the Jovovitch-Hawk dress as well... too bad I'm in Canada and am therefore Target-less. But bring on the hippie revival! Flares and wide-legs look SO good on my figure.
judio judio 9 years
I like the Jovovich Hawk piece. I need to run to target.
robercin robercin 9 years
Stevie Nicks closet is full of these dresses.
vinnie vinnie 9 years
makes me wan to cry. ha ha ha
megnmac megnmac 9 years
I think it can be an interesting detail - my mom just wore a handkerchief hem dress (rouched black top and then silky gold/black handkerchief skirt) to a wedding and it looked great. I think it depends on the dress, and the style it is going for, but it can be difficult to pull off and easily look cheap.
md12398 md12398 9 years
i had a few handkerchief hem skirts back in 03. i'm really over them now.
calliope calliope 9 years
I really don't like that dress or the hemline.
SouziQ SouziQ 9 years
I just bought that Jovovich-Hawk dress the other day! I saw it in the store, knew I had to try it on, and knew I had to buy it! I don't think that it looks the same on me as the model. It barely even looks like a handkerchief hem. It looks way exagerated in that photo. I'm 5'6" with 34B cup and I bought a small. It is only tight in the chest area, but it makes me not need a bra, as the halter neckline lifts everything up!
princessjaslew princessjaslew 9 years
you need to have the right look to carry off something like that.
emalove emalove 9 years
I love modern, girly, hippie looks. 70s nostalgia is great, as long as it's modernized in some way. I tried on that Jovovich-Hawk dress at Target the other looked really cute on but ran VERY small. And I'm a size 2. I didn't love it enough to buy it, but I did think it was a cute summer dress.
WiCkeD_LaDy WiCkeD_LaDy 9 years
i have a silk dress in this style..... i really like it, but i don't know for everyday I'm not sure
absolutely-fab absolutely-fab 9 years
mlen mlen 9 years
on the whole i am not a fan- i think this was popular like 7 or 8 years ago. there might be a one off piece here and there that i like but i don't really seem myself buying anything with this!
lizzylu49 lizzylu49 9 years
Not a fan of this hemline. It tends to make any dress look sloppy and dare I say cheap!
SashaMarie22 SashaMarie22 9 years
I love the hippie trend, but I am not a huge fan of this dress. I think hankie hems are unflattering on most and I don't know how I feel about the seam on the waist.
Ikandy Ikandy 9 years
i luv the solange tunic
RosaDilia RosaDilia 9 years
Hankie hems are certaintly unflattering.
Sweet-Poison Sweet-Poison 9 years
I think the hippie revival trend is great. But handkercheif hems are really unflattering, I even dislike they way the look on models.
Marni7 Marni7 9 years
I am ALLLL for the hippie revival trend,but it really i dont like the Jovovich-Hawk dress at all when I saw it in person even though I love alot of their other pieces..I think it had more to do with the print tho..
acemonkey acemonkey 9 years
I like the Jovovich-Hawk dress. I want to see it in person.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Sometimes it can look okay, depends on the top...
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 9 years
LOVE the Nina Ricci one! :LOVE:
hebrew-hunny hebrew-hunny 9 years
personally, I don't like it.
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