Bubble Hems
Bubble hems are about to blow up. Courtesy of J.Crew

Every fashion season brings new fashion trends to go with it. Some are blatant. Like Miu Miu's no pants phenomenon or the sheer dress craze that still sweeps red carpets. Others are far subtler. Often declared microtrends, they're not as in your face as their more attention-seeking siblings. In fact, unless you're actively stalking every single runway show and lookbook or style-based blogs, you may never even know they exist. Unless they get promoted to a full-fledged obsession. So you may not be aware that bubble hems are on the cusp of notoriety.

They're nothing new as designers have been rounding out the hems of dresses and skirts for some time. But it's definitely picking up steam as even the fast-fashion players are getting in on the action. Perhaps no one is a better spokesperson than Jonathan Simkhai of SIMKHAI. The label offers numerous bubble-hem pieces, including a couple of summer-ready dresses. Helmut Lang, Carolina Herrera and Alaïa are also embracing the controversial silhouette.

The burgeoning trend isn't going anywhere anytime soon. Both Coperni and Louis Vuitton presented bubble hems in their respective Resort 2025 offerings. It's even possible likely that they'll finally graduate from micro to macro during the Spring 2025 womenswear season.

We wanted to give you a head start on the sartorial competition. Below is a list of the best bubble-accented pieces to buy now. You can go for the slightly less pronounced hemlines or go full-on bubble. It all comes down to how much you're willing to bet that this borderline infatuation will go mainstream.

Dissh Stevie Black Bubble Mini Skirt

Dissh Stevie Black Bubble Mini Skirt, $119.99 at Dissh

Maeve Collared Bubble-Hem Mini Dress

Maeve Collared Bubble-Hem Mini Dress in White, $158 at Anthropologie

JCrew Collection Bubble Mini Skirt

J.Crew Collection Bubble Mini Skirt in Taffeta, $118 at J.Crew

SIMKHAI Pfeiffer Dress

SIMKHAI Pfeiffer Dress, $625 at Shopbop

Hutch Sleeveless Bubble Romper

Hutch Sleeveless Bubble Romper, $168 at Anthropologie

Staud Loren Ruched Taffeta Mini Dress

Staud Loren Ruched Taffeta Mini Dress in Red, $277 at Net-a-Porter

Alaia Cotton-Blend Poplin Miniskirt

Alaïa Cotton-Blend Poplin Miniskirt, $1,430 at Mytheresa

Reformation Clea Dress

Reformation Clea Dress in Black and Sugar, $218 at Reformation

Self Contrast Bubble Mini Skirt
Self Contrast

Self Contrast Bubble Mini Skirt, $79.95 at Anthropologie

Helmut Lang Beige Bubble Minidress
Helmut Lang

Helmut Lang Beige Bubble Minidress, $217 at SSENSE

Ottolinger Brown Draped Suit Miniskirt

Ottolinger Brown Draped Suit Miniskirt, $362 at SSENSE

Carolina Herrera Printed Cotton-Blend Minidress
Carolina Herrera

Carolina Herrera Printed Cotton-Blend Minidress, $1,074 at Mytheresa

Sea Evelyn Windbreaker Mini Bubble Skirt

Sea Evelyn Windbreaker Mini Bubble Skirt, $275 at Shopbop

J.Crew Fitted Tank Dress With Poplin Bubble Skirt

J.Crew Fitted Tank Dress With Poplin Bubble Skirt in Black, $114.99 at J.Crew

Free-EST Bubble Bliss Skirt

Free-EST Bubble Bliss Skirt in Sugar Magnolia, $88 at Free People

SIMKHAI Juni Dress

SIMKHAI Juni Dress, $495 at SIMKHAI

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