Shoulder-baring outfits were all the rage on the Spring/Summer’19 runways, with labels such as Alexander McQueen, Valentino and Erdem giving their take on what they feel off-shoulder ensembles should be. We love them too — they are a good alternative to your too-basic tanks and tees, are casual enough for errand runs, and are feminine and flirty enough for a brunch date.
Plus, they allow our shoulders to catch a little tan to achieve that J Lo bronzed goddess glow we love so much.
So here’re our favourite 12.
There are off-shoulder dresses and then there is this piece, which brings the usual style several notches higher. It’s what we call a triple F — fun, flirty and fitting, which means it’s everything we want in an shoulder-baring piece. Add a dash of boho chic to your weekend date look by complementing this crochet (a S/S’19 trend!) lace mini dress from Charo Ruiz with a pair of strappy heels.
This might look an ordinary LBD but don’t be fooled. Sure, it has nice clean lines and a slim-fitting silhouette. But it’s the plunging back that keeps this Prada number from venturing into the ho-hum category.
Regardless of whether you’re trying to hide a baby bump or a food bump (we ain’t judging), this loose-fitting Tibi dress will cover all the bases. Besides, it’s a comfortable reprieve to simply slip into and relax, to make up for all the times you had to don slim-fit trousers and tight pencil skirts during the work week.
A fancy colourblock design, a slightly voluminous skirt paired with a tight bodice, and that sexy slit — these are some of the reasons why we say this dress needs to be in your shopping cart, stat.
Central Saint Martins-trained Thai fashion designer Disaya Sorakraikitikul does not shy away from bold colours, patterns and unique silhouettes, so why should you? While others go for a reliable white eyelet lace off-shoulder dress, be that babe with a striking blue piece that features multi-hued threads and feminine ruffles.
Always wanted to have that “wind in your step” look that models seem to rock effortlessly on the runway? Go with this billowy Staud design, complete with balloon sleeves, that would catch the wind as you move. The cheery tangerine is also a nice nod to summer.
When you’re running out of ideas and your life battery is drained, let a simple, girly LWD — little white dress, that is — be your failsafe outfit for any occasion. This shoulder-baring design from Bershka is a little bit demure and a little bit sexy, thanks to its ruffles and that cute little bow at the chest. Match it with wedges for a quick date look.
It’s in a nice romantic shade of baby blue, it has buttons and it screams summery vibes. We don’t have to say more, do we? Pair it with a dainty necklace to play up the flirty vibes, but finish with white sneakers for a street edge.
Photo: Pull & Bear
Another floral printed piece great for the all-round tropical weather here, this H&M design hugs you around the waist and accentuates your figure, so you can wear it to your next beach party after a gym sesh to show it off.
Not everyone loves the pastel hues that nature prints usually come with. The solution would be this black dress from Pomelo Fashion: It allows to you channel the fun, summery pattern without looking like you’re still reminiscing in your childhood years.
Photo: Love, Bonito