Bubble Hems Are Cool Again For Spring 2018

Another early-aughts trend is making its way back into our wardrobes.
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Erdem, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Mary Katrantzou, Simone Rocha and Emilia Wickstead. Photos: Imaxtree

Erdem, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Mary Katrantzou, Simone Rocha and Emilia Wickstead. Photos: Imaxtree

Along with your handkerchief-hem dresses and low-rise pants, another early-aughts trend is making its way back onto the runways. Are you ready to revive your old-school bubble skirt for next spring?

Early hints of this silhouette's comeback came from 3.1 Phillip Lim, when the New York designer sent down simple dresses and skirts with puffy hems down the runway. But it was at London Fashion Week where the style garnered its trendspotting status, thanks to Erdem's evening-ready looks, Simone Rocha's elongated dresses and Emilia Wickstead's final bubble-fied look covered in multicolored roses. Mary Katrantzou, however, takes the cake. The British designer added bubble hems to most of her Spring 2018 collection, which was inspired by arts and crafts from childhood.

So there you have it, folks: Sartorial evidence that everything that was once trendy from more than a decade ago are, in fact, cool again. If only we actually kept those pieces in our closets long enough for their inevitable return.

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