Summer is the prime time to show off some skin, and while crop tops may have been the go-to item in the recent past, this season’s most sophisticated exposure comes in the form of bare shoulders. We dare you to show us one piece that’s sexier, simpler or more effortless than a strapless top or dress.
The only buzz kill is the whole what-kind-of-bra-to-wear-with-it dilemma but a strapless or even transparent straps should settle that. This week we have selected a few off-shoulder pieces that are the new frontier of sexy:
Forever New Dress (Rs.2935):
Your favorite breton shirt converted into an elegant feminine dress. This dress is the best of both worlds - the little sleeves cover the widest part of your upper arm, but the neckline still gives your shoulders a moment in the sun. Team it with a floppy fedora and tan wedge heels for weekend picnic.
Off-shoulder Dress (Rs.1550; The Closet Label):
If boho is your game, then we have found the perfect gauzy dress that you can wear now with some booties and tons of bangles and layer it under a slouchy sweater as the weather cools down.
Mesh Dress (Rs. 995; Koovs.com):
A dainty floral number looks even sweeter with a little extra shoulder showing.
Off-shoulder Crop Top (Rs. 650; Faballey.com):
A crop top that is also off-shoulder can easily veer into the ‘trying to hard’ category. To keep it tasteful and lady-like, we suggest styling the top with a flared tea length skirt and ankle strap heels. Add a hint of red on the lips and a sleek clutch and you are ready to hit the red-carpet.
Forever 21 Top (Rs. 1200 approx):
We love the feel of a looser, floral-print off-the-shoulder for a fresh '70s vibe. Wear it by day over a pair of vintage levis and flat sandals. Add a long necklace and mini shoulder bag to complete the easy breezy outfit. For double the pop, pair this clavicle-framing top with a flowing skirt in a contrasting print. Florals in the same color scheme or dots are a great place to start!
Off shoulder Top (Rs. 1199; Myntra.com):
Team it with distressed denim cut offs , a bucket bag and and cool printed keds for a look that begs you to take it to a summer concert. For a more trendy take on the trend we would suggest pairing the top with a pair of culottes and block heels for a look that comfortable to wear and undeniably sexy.