While this trend may not be perfect for every workplace....casual Friday perhaps? it's a weekend and after-hours look, for sure. By showing off your neckline and shoulders, an off-the-shoulder top is sexy and flirty while still leaving enough to the imagination. The looser, bohemian look is the way to go; most style bloggers are wearing a looser fit. If you do want to wear a tighter off the shoulder top, then I would suggest wearing it to go out on a date or with your girls. Just try to keep your proportions, so opt for a tighter peplum with tight jeans or even a bodysuit.
For the weekend, this top looks best with denim or more casual bottoms, but some sexier and more tailored styles look equally amazing with a pair of trousers or date-night mini. Go for everything from silk to cotton, dramatic shaped sleeves to short eyelet ruffles.
Personally I don't mind this trend (but I don't love it either) especially because it can highlight a woman's collarbone, which is super sexy. For curvier ladies, you can definitely still wear this trend, but I would suggest to not go too low at the top or you can always opt for only showing off one shoulder as opposed to both. The reason I don't love this trend is because, I feel you have to have amazing and toned shoulders to really pull it off or be super skinny. One of the variations of this trend, which I absolutely despise is a cut-out on the top of the arm. Most times (unless you are Michelle Obama or a model) the top portion of your arm is more flabby so highlighting this section is a huge no in my book! I've seen skinny girls try this trend too and honestly it is very unflattering....:see picture below...yup not a fan!
Tory Burch Eliza Top, $295; toryburch.com
Dorothy Perkins Stripe Tie Shoulder Bardot Top, $35; dorothyperkins.com
Peter Pilotto Embroidered Cotton Blouse, $945; stylebop.com
Marc Jacobs Palm Print Cotton poplin Long Sleeve Shirt, $795; marcjacobs.com
Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Kailey Off-Shoulder Top, $1,385; farfetch.com
Rosie Assoulin Bidi Bidi Bom Bom Off-Shoulder Top, $3,290; farfetch.com
Adeam Cotton Ruffled Off the Shoulder Bustier, $595; modaoperandi.com
Ellery Off the Shoulder Long bell Sleeve Cyril Tunic Top, $700; modaoperandi.com
The Row Off-the Shoulder Top, $590; matchesfashion.com
River Island Frilly Bardot Peplum Top, $56; riverisland.com
Goen J Off-the-Shoulder Ruffled Cotton-Poplin Top, $495; net-a-porter.com