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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Dust Those Shoulders Off


Blumarine PF15

 

Jenny Packham SS15
 
Ralph Lauren SS15
 


Elie Saab Couture 2015



Elie Saab Couture 2015
 

Balenciaga F15
 



Christian Siriano F15
 
 

Colcci SS15

 
Zac Posen SS15
 
 
 
Tibi SS15
 
Baring the shoulders has swiftly become a style phenomenon for those experiencing warm summer days or even just the warmer days from beachside at a tropical locale. Baring the shoulders, like exposing the back is a wonderfully feminine way of featuring one part of the body without baring too much. Besides, there is something so charismatic about a woman in a shoulder-baring top. If you are not enthralled with the back-out clothing styles that are so prevalent I hope you can agree that baring the shoulders is captivating and just a bit sexy. It may not be as sexy as a cut-out back top or dress but that is not what lies in its appeal anyway; at least not for me.







I still remember watching my favorite films starts in the late 1940s and 1950s wearing the shoulder-baring tops and dresses that were a tad daring yet boldly feminine. I equate film noir actresses such as Rita Hayworth with making me sit-up and pay attention to this fashion style. She gave off an air of allure while singing and sometimes dancing while wearing off-the-shoulder outfits in the many roles she inhabited. Of course, she was far from the only beauty icon that adorned herself in shoulder-baring outfits.

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There were many more celebrities whom were fond of baring their shoulders. Among them are Dorothy Dandridge, Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe. Off-the-shoulders dresses equated to a common elegance not just for the 1950s bit for today.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Perfect for both cocktails, formal dinners, weddings and many more celebratory events shoulder-baring apparel is not likely to dissipate anytime soon.






Inbal Dior 2015 Collection


Pronovias 2015 Collection
 
Sareh Nouri Collection

Rosa Clara 2016 Collection



Shoulder-baring tops and dresses look superb with a strand of pearls and elbow-length gloves for formal events or paired with casual attire and accessories.  Off-the shoulder dresses and tops are rather a chic way to look cool when it’s hot. 


 



 
Tibi 2015
 
 
 
If you don’t have a shoulder-baring top it is quite effortless to turn a cowl neck top into one.  A little adjustments here and there will have you joining the off-the-shoulder crowd in no time at all. I have turned my cowl-neck tops into shoulder-baring tops quicker than you can say no way. I have been so inspired by the many ways even a button-down shirt can be turned into an off-the-shoulder shirt. Over-sized sweaters also lend themselves to this neat trick. There are many quick-change artists out there. Isn’t that what makes fashion so grand?
 
 
 
 
 








Off-the-shoulder tops, by the way, look charming with the 1970s pants’ styles that are all the rage right now. Both flare-leg and wide-leg pants alike look out of this world with off-the shoulder tops; however, if you are not a fan of these pant leg styles try pairing them with a structured pencil skirt or skinny jeans. They also create quite an impactful look.
 
 


 
 







 
 
Do you like to bare your shoulders? As stated by the great Jay-Z, come on and dust those shoulders off. I look forwarding to your sharing your thoughts with me about off-the-shoulder looks.
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66 comments:

  1. I am not one to bare my shoulders but I think they look good. I have always felt the need to cover the bust area and prefer to show my legs as I am tall. I love the grey wrap top in the third to last photo. xo

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    1. If I had legs as long as yours I am sure I would feel the same, Elsie. Thanks for your comment.

      Sharon

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  2. Me chifla este tendencia Sharon, de hecho me he comprado varias prendas con los hombros al aire, es femenina sexy y muy chic...
    Besitos, Emi

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    1. Thanks for your comment, Emilia. I think off-the-shoulder tops and dresses are such a feminine and effortlessly elegant look.

      Sharon

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  3. I love the off-shoulder style and I think it's very convenient for the summer because it can get so hot. Love the pictures. Great post.

    LEJA

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    1. Thanks for your comment, Leja. I really appreciate the time you took to visit.

      Sharon

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  4. Love the off the shoulder trend this season, definitely see it popping up everywhere from the runway to street style! xo~ Lena
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    1. It is such a feminine and iconic trend. Thanks for stopping by, Lena.

      Sharon

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  5. You are so right, shoulder baring is not dissipating anytime soon. I love that you touched on cowl neck as that is the easiest way to achieve this without shopping for an outfit that is specifically shoulder baring. My cowl neck tops have definitely doubled as shoulder baring tops or even dresses more than a few times. All that's needed is a tug here and there. Have a fantastic rest of the weekend.

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    1. I really appreciate your detailed comment, Idu. Thanks for taking the time to read my blog post. Cowl necks are definitely such an effortless way to achieve the shoulder baring trend. Congratulations on your blog anniversary.

      Sharon

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  6. Amazing inspirations darlign! Great selection!!
    Baci,
    Coco et La vie en rose - Valeria Arizzi

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  7. I love the little sexiness that off-the-shoulders brings, but I admit that I'm not that daring! Not while doing daily things like shopping, only for going out at night.

    Sincerely,
    Sabrina

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  8. The dresses look very beautiful!

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  9. There is something so beautiful and classy about off the shoulder tops & dresses. They do in fact remind me of that vampy Marilyn! But in terms of practicality, these are no no for me personally. I just feel they're about to fall down constantly & my tugging the sleeves back up just drives me crazy! But how I wish I could feel comfortable in one of these shoulder-baring designs! Great post as usual :)

    xo Cristina

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    1. Thanks for your input on this topic, Cristina. I agree that comfort is key to feeling good about an outfit. If you don't find shoulder-baring tops to be comfortable they just don't fit with your style preferences. It is so important to feel great about one wears. I always value your opinion. I am so glad you decided to visit.

      Sharon

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  10. I am really digging the off-the-shoulder trend! Thanks for sharing some inspirational photos. =]

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    1. Thank you, Brandy, for your visit and comment. I am pleased you like the photos.

      Sharon

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  11. I love the off-shoulder style. http://www.francescagori.com/en_US/frames/

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    1. It is nice to share a love of this style. Thanks for your comment, Francesca.

      Sharon

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  12. Great post!! I love the off- shoulder dresses. So sexy and feminine! !!

    Kisses dear Sharon!

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    1. Thank you so much, Eirini. I so appreciate your comment.

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  13. Just popping in to say hi darling! Great inspirations!!
    Baci,
    Coco et La vie en rose - Valeria Arizzi

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      Sharon

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  14. Inspirational post! It hit me that I don't own any off-shoulder tops, perhaps it's time for me to look into these :-) . I love the Tibi outfits, so I'll start with those. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks, Izzy. Tibi creates such feminine apparel. Great choice. I am so happy you found this post to be inspirational.

      Sharon

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  15. Love off shoulders as well! They make any outfit more alluring!
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    1. They truly do, Olivia. Thanks for commenting. Have a great weekend.

      Sharon

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  16. Shoulders are very attractive to me so I love this trend! X

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    1. Nice to hear from you, Amy. I appreciate your visit.

      Sharon

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  17. It's such a flirty trend! Great runway picks!

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    1. I am pleased you agree, Viviane. Thanks so much.

      Sharon

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  19. nice inspirations!!

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  20. Love the showing of the decolletage and the shoulders, very nice especially if you have a toned chest and shoulders look, the colors like red and jewel tone, and silky fabrics really bring it out for a dramatic look or neutral crisp cottony blacks and white for a more chic toned down look.

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    1. You are so right. Having a fit body just highlights the beauty of a woman's shoulders and back even more. You have so much knowledge about which textures and tones work so well with shoulder-baring looks. Thanks so much for your detailed and invaluable insight.

      Sharon

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  21. love every pick, but the blue Colcci one is so amazing xo

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    1. Thank you, Ivana. That dress is quite beautiful.

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  22. Ah I just talked about off-the-shoulders on my blog! It is one of my favorite looks this summer. There are so many great looks in your post, I couldn't chose a favorite :)
    Olivia | Her Name Was Celebration

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    1. I enjoyed my visit to your blog, Olivia. Thanks for visiting mine. Off-the-shoulder looks are definitely one of my favorite trends right now too.

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      Thanks so much for your comment. You are always so sweet. Great to hear from you.

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  24. I really love this selection.

    All dresses are beautiful.

    ichbinsil

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    1. I am so glad you like so many of them. Thanks so much for your visit and support.

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  25. Love ur picture collection, I myslef ove off shoulder dresses so much !!
    Havent found one in a long time !!
    let's follow each other - http://sapphireziva.blogspot.com/

    love, Kanchan

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    1. Thanks, Kanchan. I think these looks are feminine and just a bit sexy without being too overt. I have followed you. I hope you can follow back.

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  26. Nice photos, very inspiring !

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  27. Excellent inspiration, i´m in love wuth this trend!
    kisses...


    Zapatos Rojos

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    1. Thank you so much. It is always great to share my current loves with fellow bloggers. I truly appreciate your visit and comment.

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  28. Exposed shoulders are so perfect and chic!

    Let's follow each other on Bloglovin'?!

    xx Falasha

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  29. I think this is my favourite neckline. I am not really a fun of tube dress and I think this way you get the best of both worlds. It makes a dress or a top more elegant when you have a little bit of a sleeve. I absolutely adored all the pictures you posted.

    Eleni xo
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    1. It is one of my favorite's as well. It is so flattering regardless of one's figure and a tad sexy without being provocative. Thanks for your comment, Eleni.

      Sharon

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  30. Hi Dear!
    Your blog is too good. The content you have provided its niche but the design is not very much good. You should make changes in your design. 

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  31. Your blog is really good. Keep working, good job!

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    1. Thank you, Sevda. It is comments like your own that motivate me.

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  32. I Love ur picture collection ! amazing dresses ! excellent inspiration !
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