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June 29, 2016

Dare to bare

Dare to bare

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There is good reason why the off-shoulder trend is still going strong. Few trends offer so much flexibility and variety when it comes to selecting the perfect top and deciding how it should be worn. For the modest or daring, there’s something for everyone. A little or a lot, playing with proportions, materials, and structure can give a whole new look and feel to the off-shoulder trend.

There is good reason why the off-shoulder trend is still going strong. Few trends offer so much flexibility and variety when it comes to selecting the perfect top and deciding how it should be worn. For the modest or daring, there’s something for everyone. A little or a lot, playing with proportions, materials, and structure can give a whole new look and feel to the off-shoulder trend.

Strappy Camisoles

For a tireless look that doesn't scream “off-shoulder”, a rotating selection of strappy camis is a must have. Impervious to trends, the camisole is a wardrobe staple that is continually updated and worn all year round. Layered under something warm, worn over a t-shirt, or simply by itself -- the possible combinations are endless.

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Drop Shoulder

For a hint of shoulder, drop shoulder designs are a great choice. Worn as a separate top over jeans, shorts, midi skirt, or built into a one-piece number (think a dress or jumpsuit), the slight drop in the shoulder seam affords a look that can be easily dressed up or down. Appreciating how designers shape the shoulder curve through strategic placement of seam lines helps us determine the silhouette and movement we want.

For instance, an oversized dropped sleeve design that moves away from the body creates a looser fit by not using traditional bodice and sleeve shapes. Roomy and fun, this eye-catching variation works well with most bottoms. Fans of the relaxed fit can opt for baggy pants or long billowy skirt while those who prefer juxtapositions can try skinny jeans or curve-hugging pencil skirts for a sharper contrast.

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All Out

For those who want to embrace the off-shoulder trend wholeheartedly, there is a style for every body type. Bateau and off-the-shoulder necklines follow the curvature of the collarbone and ends just above or below the shoulder seams. This design draws the eyes upward toward the shoulders, collarbone and neck while highlighting the bust line. Slim-fitting ribbed knits or voluminous A-line silhouettes, today’s designs were made for the modern woman’s lifestyle. Designed to flatter, function, and standout, fully exposed shoulders never looked so good.

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