Just like many fashion fads that come and go, the exposure of certain body parts is a trend that is always changing. Remember how showing off your legs was all the rage in the 1960’s (think Twiggy in those mod mini-skirts)? Or baring bellies in those ultra low-rise jeans in the 1990’s? Cutouts that reveal sides and ribcages have been a big trend the last couple of years.
For this spring, the hot body part to flaunt is SHOULDERS! We are big fans of this trend because it is a flattering way to show a little skin without feeling overexposed or inappropriate. Also, it’s a trend that can be translated for all different age-ranges and body types. Whether you show a lot, or just a little peak, this is sure to be one of your favorite trends for this spring and summer. Keep scrolling to see some great examples of shoulder showers, and ways to work this trend into your wardrobe!
1.) Flirty and Fun Summer Dress: What better why to try out a trend than a light and pretty summer dress? No matter which length or style that works best for you, showing some shoulder will add feminine flare to summer dresses.
-‘Deva’ Tiered Off the Shoulder Dress by Rebecca Minkoff
-Lace Off the Shoulder Dress by Storee
-‘Lulu’ Off the Shoulder Dress by cupcakes and cashmere
-Cold-Shoulder A-line Jersey Maxi Dress by Joan Vass
(Annie’s pick) – Wai Ming “Simon” Dress, $345
Wai Ming is a fresh, light contemporary women’s apparel collection founded by designer Emily Brady Koplar (from St. Louis!). Made in New York, Wai Ming has been worn by the likes of celebrities such as Carrie Underwood, Emily Blunt and Lindsey Vonn. Emily and I went to high school together, and she is just as sweet as she is talented! Her designs are clean, minimalist and feminine. From Wai Ming:
All of our favorite things in the perfect spring dress: bare shoulders, pockets, and gorgeous Italian fabric. Hand made in NYC and just in time for the derby parties, wedding showers and Mother’s Day! #theWaisheworeit
Get it here: http://shop.waimingstudio.com/products/simon-dress
2.) Long and Flowing Tunics:
Tunics are a perfect example of how this trend can translate to almost any age or body type. They can be loose and comfortable, while still being chic and on trend.
-Cathy Cold-Shoulder Embroidered Blouse by Elie Tahari
– Striped Off-the-Shoulder Poplin Top by Derek Lam 10 Crosby
-Chiffon Cold Shoulder Top by Chelsea28
-Split Neck Cold Shoulder Blouse by ASTR
– Drapey Cold Shoulder Top by Leith
3.) Trendy Tops:
Whether you’re pulling together a look for work or hitting the town, these tops can look great with your favorite spring white jeans, tucked into a high waisted skirt, or dressier trousers.
-‘Livi’ Off the Shoulder Top by Topshop
-Off the Shoulder Top by Eliza J
–‘Le Marcel Qui Tombe’ Asymmetrical Tank by Jacquemus
-Cold-Shoulder Silk Blouse by Halston Heritage
4.) Cute for Cocktail Attire
With wedding season in full swing, it’s always great to keep your cocktail attire updated and on trend! Showing some shoulder can keep your look fresh, while still being an instant classic.
-Cold Shoulder Crepe Sheath Dress by Aidan Mattox
(was $190, now on sale for $113.98, Nordstrom.com)
-‘Peek-A-Boo’ Cold Shoulder Dress by Chelsea28
-One-Shoulder Trapeze Dress by Alice + Olivia
-Selena Italian Cady Dress by Milly ($485, saksfifthavenue.com)
I hope this gives you some ideas on working this trend into your own wardrobe this spring!