The concept has been around since the fifties but off the shoulder styles really took off in the last couple of years. I love that they’ve moved from looking like a left over holiday piece into legit spring/summer pieces for the city.
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Nude tunic in an unexpected fabric for cooler days. Perfect for evenings.
Western vibes avoided with purple trousers versus blue denim jeans.
Off the shoulder blouses with a flounced hem can look too girly (or worse read: milk maid), but the oversized length saves this one. Her blouse is by Nicholas N (I asked). It now comes in perforated cobalt blue and white. Rachel Palley has a similar in yellow for less.
A smart way to update a one shoulder dress and add a contrasting color.
A wide neck dress worn slightly off the shoulder is a compromise. The bell sleeves plus stripes are pretty but less vacation-like.
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MORE FAVE OFF THE SHOULDER PIECES
Ellery “Delores” crepe top – the sleeves are insane and were huge during fashion week (pun intended)
MLM Label Gingham top. Feels more city vibe in a shirt-like material and structured bell sleeves. This is a personal fave I’d wear with wide leg cropped pants, skinny jeans or denim cut offs.
Recto stripe shirt. Another ‘citified’ (is that a word?) take that looks like a re-worked tailored shirt and the cuffs?? Ok so this is another fave…