Some women hate flashing any flesh, but this season there is a chic way to dare to bare. Shoulders are the most stylish area to expose over the coming months, as was seen on the Spring/Summer 2012 runway.

Trend sexy shoulders
Show off your shoulders in style (L-R):
SS2012 looks from Zac Posen, Antonio Maras and Aquascutum

Zac Posen championed the trend on the New York runway, showing all manner of chic shoulder looks.

Among the outfits on display were strapless evening gowns, which cinched at the waist and swept down to the floor. For those who wanted a little more coverage, there was a pretty grey chiffon frock with a plunging V-neck and transparent shoulder straps.

Ralph Lauren is more known for its stunning staples than for its edgy looks, but even their models were flashing some arm flesh on the catwalk. Halternecks and deep Vs were key here, again mostly shown in eveningwear.

An easier take on the trend came courtesy of Antonio Marras and Aquascutum, who both showed asymmetric dresses.

While this kind of eveningwear is undoubtedly stunning, not everyone will have the opportunity to wear a ballgown over the coming months. So, instead invest in a patterned one-shoulder top, which can be dressed up with cigarette pants and towering heels, or worn over a flowing maxi skirt for a more relaxed look. © COVER MEDIA/ IMAGES: SHOWBIT