Everyone is talking about this season’s off-the-shoulder look. Fantastically versatile, the beauty of this design trend is that it can be adapted for every occasion. Whether you are looking for a sophisticated evening dress, casual day-wear, or something in between, the off-the-shoulder style has it all. Perfect when crafted from sheer fabrics, or from heavier weights for cooler temperatures, garments can be tailored or free-falling, making off-the-shoulder design ideal for all.
For a casual look, team a lacy crochet-style top with distressed jeans and a wide leather belt. Match a long-sleeved sheer chiffon tunic with rolled shorts for the ultimate in cool chic, or create a more formal outfit with a knit-fabric crop-top and mini-skirt combination.
Off-the-shoulder is a great choice for day-wear with a difference. A sinuous dress, with asymmetric hemline, free-falling folds, and caught at the waist with a wide tooled leather belt, will flatter your curves and make a real statement. A geometric tailored dress, with figure-hugging outline and short length, allows you to show your legs and shoulders to fabulous advantage, whilst a soft wrap-around style gives a different feel but with no less impact. Or evoke the spirit of sun-soaked Mexico with a pretty ruched off-the-shoulder blouse with matching skirt.
The style truly comes into its own with stunning evening wear. Sheer, transparent fabrics that fall naturally to the floor and swirl as you move will create the dress of your dreams. Or why not opt for a shapely tailored design, with a hint of Victorian reticence, but featuring totally contemporary flair?
And of course, for the height in feminine appeal, an off-the-shoulder wedding dress makes you centre of attention for all the right reasons. Try a fitted bodice with plunging neckline, sweeping away to a full skirt, or highlight your silhouette with a dress that flares from your knee. Whether you prefer delicate frothy lace or smooth silk, simple sophistication or a delightfully detailed finish, the off-the-shoulder look can be adapted for every figure.
Carefully chosen accessories will enhance your off-the-shoulder look, simply adding to the universal appeal of this gorgeous 2014 trend.
The featured photo is of a White Off-The-Shoulder Top With Chiffon Sleeves, From US Trendy
Molly Rustas is wearing a grey off the shoulder top
Anouk Yve is wearing an oversized knit off the shoulder top from Somewhere Elsewhere, jeans from Zara, shoes from Christian Louboutin and a bag from Chloe
Doina Ciobanu is wearing a off the shoulder crop top by Oh My Love, vintage skirt, espadrilles by Soludos and sunglasses from Karen Walker
Vanessa Balli goes boho-chic with a white off the shoulder dress from Gentle Fawn
Sara Escudero is wearing an off the shoulder top from Mango, shorts from Zara, shoes from Asos, clutch from Oysho and sunglasses from Karen Walker
Jessie Chanes is wearing a black off the shoulder top and skirt from Sheinside, shoes from Zara, bag from Alexander Wang and sunglasses from Dior
Negin Mirsalehi is wearing an off the shoulder mesh top, ripped white jeans and hat
Christina Caradona is wearing a black off the shoulder T-shirt from Sandro, jeans from Express, hat from Alex and Chloe and the shoes are from Acne
Angelica Blick is wearing a white off the shoulder tunic from Gina Tricot, shorts from Lev’s and the hat is from Hattbaren
Kenza Zouiten is wearing a white off the shoulder top and denim shorts
Sara Donaldson is wearing a black off the shoulder dress from Va Va
Nika Huk is wearing a white off the shoulder top and denim shorts both from Chicwish and the red, white and black bag is from Michael Kors
Sharareh Sophia is wearing a black off the shoulder top and skirt from BikBok, bag from Aahlens
Sharareh Sophia is wearing a white off the shoulder lace trim dress from Gina Tricot, and sunglasses from BikBok
Mafalda Castro is wearing a an off the shoulder floral top from Wholesale 7 and short hats and bag from Zara
Christina Caradona is wearing an off the shoulder sweater from Armani Exchange and tank top from Rebecca Minkoff
Andee Layne is wearing a black off the shoulder top and a striped tote from Windsor, jeans from Joe Jean’s, and wedges from TopShop
Kenza Zouiten is wearing an off the shoulder top from Make Way and white denim shorts from Levi’s
Collage Vintage is wearing a red off the shoulder top from Zara
Annabelle Fleur is wearing a light blue off the shoulder dress from Sunday St. Tropez and sunglasses from Illesteva Leonard
Jill Wallace is wearing a white off the shoulder dress from Boutique To You
Kenza Zouiten is wearing a white off the shoulder summer dress from Nelly, shoes from Jeffrey Campbell and a bag from Mulberry
White Off The Shoulder Dress from Sabo
Negin Mirsalehi Is Wearing A White Off-The-Shoulder Ruffle Top From Nasty Gal, Jeans From River Island And A Bag From Valentino
Angelica Blick Is Wearing An Off-The-Shoulder Dress
Zuzanna Krzatala Is Wearing Off The Shoulder Dress By Halston Heritage Via Cosmopolitan US, January 2014
Andee Layne Is Wearing Off The Shoulder Top By Windsor, And Boyfriend Jeans From Joe Jeans
Song Of Style Is Wearing Off The Shoulder Top From Cameo, Distressed Denim Short From Res, And Multi Coloured Embroidered Clutch From Simone Camille