When you’re in need of a dose of feminine fashion in your everyday wardrobe, look to the casual off-shoulder top as your solution. The unique neckline of this style cuts across the chest and upper arms to create bare shoulders. This flash of skin elongates the neck and creates a look that is both flirty and fun. Choose a style that is gathered with elastic at the neckline and that flows out over the bust. This relaxed style will provide a ruffled look that is perfect for daytime casual. Just remember to opt for a cropped version to avoid looking swamped in fabric. Pair with jeans or a skirt and open-toe sandals for a relaxed summery vibe.
Off-the-shoulder tops have been around for a long time, but they’ve never been as versatile as they are today. While the bohemian, peasant-style off-shoulder tops of the ’70s still exist, a new breed of off-shoulder tops has also been born. Sleek, minimal and structured, they provide attractive contours and unique silhouettes. They are made of neoprene and scuba, and fit like no off-the-shoulder top has before. Try a lengthed variety in a neutral color with matching pants for a super sophisticated cocktail look.
While practical dressing is all well and good, there’s only so many gym leggings and runners that we can take before we’re begging for some real fashion. Statement off-the-shoulder tops are just that. They may not be the best items to wear when you’re shopping for groceries, but if you’re headed to a fashion show or anywhere that calls for a little wow-factor, they’re perfect. Look for styles that break the mold in the way of shape, fabric, color, and pattern. Pick from oversized bell sleeves, long tunics, bold stripes, or styles with matching pants to stand out in the style stakes.