These asymmetrical ensembles deliver some much-needed fashion inspo, courtesy of Nomzamo, Zoe and Mihlali

Nomzamo Mbatha, Zoe Saldana and Mihlali Ndamase. Images: Instagram, Jon Kopalof. Collage by Futhi Masilela
Nomzamo Mbatha, Zoe Saldana and Mihlali Ndamase. Images: Instagram, Jon Kopalof. Collage by Futhi Masilela
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The asymmetrical made its first appearance on the fashion scene in the 1970s when American designer, Roy Halston, released a series of dresses in the style. Taking the concept of elegant cocktail dresses and blending them with Grecian gowns, Halston created this eye-catching design.

After Halston, British fashion designer and businesswoman, Vivienne Westwood created the asymmetrical top in the 80s, and then other designers emerged using the style in other items such as the half-jacket worn by Kourtney Kardashian from French haute couture and prêt-à-porter fashion designer, Jean-Paul Gaultier.

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The asymmetrical look is best suitable for when going for a simple, defined look where you want to highlight the parts that correspond to one another in shape, size, or arrangement of your outfit. Although it can be a great fashion statement, asymmetrical items need to be worn with caution as they can be distracting and confusing.

The bold asymmetrical look signifies sex appeal, strength and confidence and these celebrities define it in all aspects with the following looks:

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Nomzamo Mbatha

We already know our favourite actress is in the U.S working and making new strides. Taking to Instagram on Saturday, she posted an image of herself wearing a black and white turtle neck asymmetrical suit with white pointed heels.

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Double tap for good luck.?? ??

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Mihlali Ndamase

Adding to the list of South African public figures who are currently in the U.S, Mihlali landed in Atlanta yesterday for the YouTube Black event alongside Laziwe, with spokespeople such as Taraji P Henson.

She later attended the FanFest pre-party wearing a white asymmetrical ruffled top and slightly bootleg pants with grey peep-toe heels. 

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FanFest pre-party #YouTubeBlack ♥?

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Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana attended the World Premiere of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures 'Avengers: Endgame' at the Los Angeles Convention Center, in a semi magenta and violet ensemble.

Made up of a pleated skirt, a peplum designed asymmetrical top with a crystal neckline and pink strap-peep-toe heels, this outfit is a firm favourite of ours.


Zoe Saldana attends the World Premiere of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Avengers: Endgame at Los Angeles Convention Center, Photogarpher: Jon Kopalof/ Getty Images.

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