Style edit ~ The off-shoulder love affair

The off-shoulder, THE most prominent statement trend of the past year. It has rained off-shoulder everywhere, globally, from the streets of Bombay to the runways of Paris. From models to students, the real women to the unreal women, everybody has been wearing it.

The trend, although, isn’t a recent origination, Couturier Charles Fredrick Worth(a.k.a. the OG of Haute Couture) has designed elaborate dresses, many of which featured bodices with off-the-shoulder sleeves. Bridget Bardot too, put a sexy spin on this look during the 1960s, wearing off-the-shoulder tops with everything from midi skirts to pants. 

The recent re-emergence of the off shoulder, however, has been bigger than ever, functioning as dresses, tops, shirts, rompers, you name it. And then we have the Indianised versions, the sari-blouses, the kurtas, the cholis.

Seemingly perfect for almost any occasion, ranging from brunch dates, to the wedding season, the off shoulder is the perfect go-to. Casual, comfortable, with just a touch of sexy.

Here’s a peek at some of my favourite off shoulder pieces from my wardrobe:

The shirt dress, with an off-shoulder twist
The girl-in-the-striped-top look
The ab-baring cropped crop top

In conclusion, this trend is a love affair that seems to be going much stronger than expected.

I’m definitely doing a post on the Indian take in the off shoulder soon.

Stick around ✌

Ciao 🌸


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