Off-Shoulder Summer?

by Heather

Do you think you’re good at keeping up with trends? If yes, you’re probably already considering the hottest new fashions this season. That’s why it won’t be news to you that designers are going all off-shoulder. The shoulderless look has been growing in popularity in recent years. The plot twist this year is that it seems to be the big thing. If you’re lucky, you’ll already have some idea about how to make this fashion work for you. If not, you might want to give it a go. Here’s some advice about how to get to grips with a shoulderless summer!


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As with any new style, it’s important to take inspiration from other sources. The best thing you can do is make sure those sources are reliable ones. As this collection from Dion Lee proves, off-shoulder clothes can look beautiful if they’re done right. If you’re not convinced, do a little research of your own. Celebrities and fashion icons alike are delving into this new look with gusto. In fact, it seems as though you can’t look anywhere at the moment without seeing an off-shoulder piece. Whether you’re a fan or not, you can’t deny that this style looks amazing on the catwalk. If you’re struggling to make it work for you, model your look on the models. Take note of the pieces that look beautiful, and think about what makes them work!


Once you’ve decided what pieces work for other people, you’ll want to buy some bits of your own. Let’s start with off-shoulder dresses. Summer will be here before we know it, after all. We are all aware that, where summer dresses are concerned, the less material, the better. Take a look at your options from companies like The Iconic. Leaving your shoulders exposed could be what you need to cool down when the sun is blaring. Who said fashion couldn’t be practical? But, getting to grips with the trend doesn’t stop there. You’ll also want to get to grips with off-shoulder tops. These can be a hard thing to get right, but again, they can look amazing! Take time choosing which style you would be comfortable in. If you find your shoulders rise on full-blown off-shoulder pieces, opt for tops with cut out shoulders. That way, you’ll have something to hold you up. No one wants to spend the night readjusting, after all. As well as being practical, this type of top is bang on trend!

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Getting the right items is half the battle in making this look work for you, but that’s not all there is to it. As you’ll have more skin on show, you’re going to need to perfect your tan. No longer can you hide those tan lines with your clothes. Focus on getting a good summer tan for your shoulders. Undo your bikini top while you’re sunning to avoid any embarrassing lines. If you want to get a start on things, buy some self-tanning projects that can give you even coverage from the off. Think, too, about the possibility of having more skin on show. Make the most of it by stocking up on some good quality necklaces. Many off-shoulder options leave your neck exposed. If you ask us, that’s the perfect excuse to get those necklaces on! Bear in mind your clothing when buying necklaces. Choose pieces that you can wear with many outfits. That way, you can ensure you get the most from your purchases! As it’s not quite summer yet, you might need to think about how to keep warm, too. Shawls are the perfect opportunity to show off the style and keep your shoulders warm! What’s more, the shawl itself can look fantastic!

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With the preparation sorted, it’s time to get wearing. The more you wear this new fashion, the more you’ll become accustomed to it. So, women, it’s time to get going! You may not be able to wear those summer dresses yet, but there’s no reason you can’t practice with shoulderless tops! These will provide you with plenty of practice for when summer does come! Getting started now will also assure that you’re on the cutting edge of the trend. And, what fashion conscious woman doesn’t want that? But, don’t be afraid of standing out from the crowd for too long. Once your friends see how good you look, they’re sure to want to try it themselves!

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lisa March 12, 2017 - 12:13 pm
I gave that up when I was a teen,trying to keep up with the latest trends. Now, I wear what's comfortable and I feel good in. I'm kind of small so I have trouble finding a good fit. I once had to shop the kids section to find a pair of jeans.
Marilyn June 7, 2017 - 7:40 pm
The off the shoulder is a great look,but it is not for every one. Marilyn
Sandy C. July 16, 2022 - 9:27 pm
I love the off the shoulder looks. I'm a little past the best age for it, but I still make it work.

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