The Amal Effect: Why Everyone Will (and Should!) Be Wearing the Mullet Dress
Amal Alamuddin married George Clooney over a weekend long celebration and at every turn in Venice, Italy, the London barrister showed that she’s not only seriously smart but a style icon on the rise. Already, a black and white Dolce & Gabbana dress she donned on Friday is flying off the shelves and Yahoo Style predicts that the Mullet dress — short hemline in the front, longer in the back — worn in two different styles will be worn by women all over after witnessing just how great it looks on Alamuddin.
To a Friday night party, the newlywed was spotted wearing a red Alexander McQueen gowned that she had tailored to show off her killer legs. Michelle Obama wore a version of the printed dress but Alamuddin took it from formal to fun with a hemline alteration. The high-low look allows for it to be worn during more formal occasions instead of a mini dress but still emphasizes the best part of most women’s bodies (their legs) without it being inappropriate.
On Sunday, making her first appearance as a married woman, Alamuddin appeared in a Giambattista Valli mini-dress. The white long-sleeved haute couture piece was intricately embellished with macramé purple and pink flowered embroidery. The short length in the front showed off Alamuddin’s legs but the longer length in the back made it more age appropriate for the 36-year-old.
Details of what the London-based human rights attorney chose for her wedding ceremony are slowly emerging, but since she reportedly wore Oscar de la Renta it’s possible she continued with the “sho-lo” (short, long) trend. At the designer’s recent presentation at New York Fashion Week, multiple gowns, including the finale piece worn by model Karlie Kloss, are cut in the ultra-flattering hem length.
Alamuddin’s mullet dresses prove that the style is here to stay. And the bride shows that it’s flattering for every age. If sales skyrocket, which reportedly they already have, maybe she’s the next Kate Middleton.