Off-The-Shoulder

Off-The-Shoulder

June 6, 2016

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I’ve been saying this trend was going to be the next big thing since last winter, and was wearing it last spring into last summer. Guess what? The off-the-shoulder trend is here to stay and it’s bigger than ever right now.

I’m normally not one to wear something just because it’s trendy but I think it’s such a flattering look, revealing a bit of skin without showing too much. My décolletage is my favorite part to show off, so it’s a great way to show it in a more demure means.

While I’m not saying to run out and replace all of your regular tops this season with off-the-shoulder ones, it’s a safe “trendy” piece to incorporate into your wardrobe this season and may not look dated for a long time, or even may come back around down the road.

I picked up this beautiful toile printed Alberta Ferretti linen dress at a sample sale at the stylist designer rental resource, Mahna Mahna, for only $50 (it’s probably worth hundreds more than that!), but I didn’t love how frumpy it looked on me, so when I pulled the elastic shoulders down, it became a whole new and much more flattering dress. Yes, it’s still quite shapeless and over-sized, there’s something so sexy about showing a bit of shoulder that makes up for it. I was tempted to tailor it but it was so fun to wear as is. Of course any dress that has pockets wins in my book.

STYLIST TIP: While the off-the-shoulder trend is totally acceptable to wear for most occasions, especially when you want to show up in style, but I would advise against wearing to work, even if you work in a more casual environment. This, crop tops, and rompers aren’t the most work appropriate trends to wear, so save them for other events and weekends. 

 

Alberta Ferretti off-the-shoulder dress via Mahna Mahna // White House Black Market heels (c/o) // The Row sunglasses via Gilt // vintage scarf from Le BVH in Paris // vintage bag via Amarcord Vintage at The Artists & Fleas 

photos by Emily Kammeyer 

 

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