While bare shoulders may seem like a warm weather staple, there’s no need to feel summertime sadness when it comes to embracing this trend. After all, the right fabrics and layers ensure that off-the-shoulder and single shoulder looks can be sported well into winter. From casual blouses to tight and sexy frocks for a night out, let us guide you through the season’s runways and show you how to sport this trend now.
Draw your sartorial inspiration from the Philosophy runway, where a red and black one-shouldered knit sweater made a splash with its girlish ruffled neckline and mixed patterns. Meanwhile, the inclusion of black leather paperbag waist trousers completes the ensemble and brings it to entirely new heights. For a finishing touch, slip into a pair of black pointed toe heels with ribbon ankle straps.
If you’re wondering how to bring the look of bared shoulders into the workday, look no further than the Lanvin runway. Step out in a cream-coloured midi frock with a single long sleeve and artsy ruched accents. For a glamorous professional look, combine your dress with a metallic statement necklace, dangling earrings and strappy black heels.
As the sun sets and cocktail hour looms ahead, take your cues from the Isabel Marant catwalk. Hit the party circuit in a fitted black minidress detailed with a 1980s inspired power shoulder, ruching and pleats. Meanwhile, black mesh stockings and black patent leather shoes offer a retro party look which translates effortlessly into modern day.
Photos: Vogue Runway