The off-shoulder top and dresses have moved from the category of recent trends to a wardrobe essential. This trend has been here for about two years now and people love it. This flirty and flattering style is perfect summer attire that lets you show some skin while being comfortable and breezy. Off-shoulder tops are a silhouette that can be flaunted as a summery casual day-time look as well as for a fancy date-night. This versatile style can be found in various forms and fabrics ranging from all kinds of jersey-knits, lace, cotton, silk and other synthetic fabrics. In the simplest of looks, this trend can make you stand out effortlessly.
A more modified and evolved style of the off-shoulder tops style is the cold shoulder trend. It’s something that will suit women of all body shapes and sizes and flatter your silhouette. The cold shoulder silhouette features a cut-out on the sleeves over the shoulder area revealing just a little for you to feel casual and sexy. It also makes a great choice during the transition seasons of Spring and Fall when it’s just enough to keep you pleasantly warm. Off-shoulder tops are available in woollens as well so you can wear a fancy style of sweater without looking frumpy during this season.It’s most obviously appealing to all women because it easily covers parts one may not want to expose while at the same time getting to flaunt your shoulder and tops of your arms for a breezy look. This can also be a great choice for days when you don’t want to wear a sleeveless or halter neck top.
For a bolder look or an evening look, you can opt for the classic bare shoulder silhouette. This style is a little more baring than off the shoulder style. You can find both dresses and tops in this silhouette. The best part about these styles is that they have a slimming effect on your body and they will make you feel very feminine and confident. Invest in a good quality strapless bra or a halter-neck style bra to flaunt off your bare shoulders with confidence in these styles. Since the trend of off-shoulder tops is here to stay for a long time to come, a high quality accessory will always come in handy. You can experiment your look with a pair of jeans, shorts or pencil skirts and look effortlessly trendy.
An even newer variant of the off-shoulder style are the one-shoulder tops. This cool and carefree yet chic style is a close cousin of the off-shoulder that is eye-catching and can be smartly carried off as an ensemble for the day time and night time. The look you want to flaunt will also depend on the type of fabric you choose. Fancy and shiny fabrics in dark and rich colours are best kept for evenings while light cotton fabrics are best suited for a pleasant summer morning.
Off-shoulder tops are a style that cannot be completed by having only one piece in the wardrobe. While the basic style is the same, you will find many variations in the form of ruffles, pleated styles, crop top styles, some with a thin strap or a sleeve etc. This style has also translated into other forms of outfits like jumpsuits, dresses, rompers, swimwear and even bridal gowns. Fashion bloggers all across the world can be seen having adopted this trend with much love flaunting their best pieces on a beach, on their way to work or simply for a casual outing or Sunday brunch. With something so simple yet versatile, how can you not want to have one of this yourself?