How To Rock The Off The Shoulder Silhouette

Not a fan of the current crop top trend? Time to rejoice! This season, we will be swapping abs (and maybe flabs, if you're me) for a saucy, fifties off the shoulder trend, or bardot if you speak french.

It seems our fave designers have taken their current love affair for all things 1990s and gone back in a fashion time machine to the flirty, feminine 50s.


Emilio De La Morena A/W 14-15 RTW, Balmain S/S 2014 RTW

No sure how to bare shoulder and pull off the trend? Here's my tips for how to look more bardot-chic and less gypsy....

Go For Frills

This tip is great for the ladies with a smaller bust. A large frill enhances the bust area, whilst making the shoulders look dainty, feminine and petite. Plus, what more excuses do we need to feel girly and pretty? Make sure you balance out the shape of the frills on the top with a plain or tight fitting bottoms, other wise it could look a bit gypsy-esque.

Blogger Jessica Stein (Tuula Vintage)

Etsy 
Sienna Miller
Doing It For The Frill



The Cheat
Like all tricky trends, this one comes with a cheat card. If you don't like baring all of your shoulders, try an off shoulder number with additional straps. It rocks the cut out trend at the same time and well, hey, at least it won't fall down...

 


Urban Outfitters
www.sheinside.com


Voluminous Sleeves
Whether plumed, or bell edged, voluminous sleeves add some shape and definition to this trend. Try mixing voluminous sleeves with different patterns and textures for a really unique vibe. Once again, keep the bottom half plain and tight fitted to avoid looking like a tea cozy.
Blogger Garypeppergirl
 New York street style
 Milan street style
Cold Shoulder

Rachel 
xoxo

6 comments:

  1. Wonderful post. ;-)
    Lovely greets Nessa

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  2. Thank you SO much for this post! I have always wanted to wear the off shoulder trend, but I always feel like I'm not comfortable with the way I wear it or look in it etc.

    with love,
    Balsam
    www.albalsamlife.com

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    1. You are SO welcome! You should try it- I'm sure you'll look great!

      xxxxxxxx

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  3. Love off the shoulder dresses, especially white!
    Thanks for stopping by :)
    x Nina
    http://trendsurvivor.com

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    1. Thanks Nina I'll be sure to check out your blog again soon! xxx

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