Embracing the cold shoulder

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There’s no two ways about it. Off-the-shoulder fashion is here to stay. It’s no longer a (returning) trend, it’s a wardrobe staple. And for good reason: it’s flirty, flattering and easy to fit into your existing wardrobe. We’re all about bare shoulders right now, so jump aboard and let those shoulders shine.

While there are loads of safe, easy-to-wear options out there – classic linen, fitted peplum, draped cotton – there are also a load of rule-breaking styles taking this trend to new heights. Transcend trend-status with a statement piece or layer a cold-shoulder top for added style points.

Follow our guide to work, weekend and evening wear below and give your wardrobe a new directional look with one of these 27 buys.


To make this look truly office-appropriate, reconsider what you consider off-the-shoulder. Go for a subtle, cutout style, a mid-length dress, or a high-cut shoulder line. Luxe fabrics, like silk or velvet, increase the office-appropriate status, as does a fitted style, like a boxy peplum.

When dressing for work, keep the colour palette low-key and the accessories to a minimum – let your shoulders do the talking!


Patterns? Yes. Lace? Yes. Denim? Oh yes please! Paired with mum jeans, a fitted denim skirt or cigarette pants, pretty much anything goes on the weekend. Style your weekend dress up or down with bold accessories and feminine footwear, and bring some fun into your wardrobe with a right-now print, we love a palm leaf design!


The sexy style of this look is made for after-hours dressing. Go for a low-cut peplum style, bold statement colours, a body-con dress, luxe fabrics with cutout detailing or (if you’re game) a mid-baring top paired with a high-waisted skirt.


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