About a month ago, just when temperatures started to creep up, I started noticing something peculiar.
Shoulders. Shoulders were suddenly everywhere.
Tanned shoulders! Freckly shoulders! Pointy shoulders! as far as the eye could see.
Yes, reader friends, the off-the-shoulder top trend has been in full swing for some weeks now and it’s about to explode all over our beloved summer.
Being a shoulder phobic, I was faced with two options: A) Scream and cry and curse the fashun gods while elbows-deep in a red bag of Doritos, or B) suck it up, do my research and embrace this intimidating trend with a smile.
I’m guessing you can deduct from the headline that I picked B.
I promptly gathered my sparkliest, trendiest, fashun-iest girlfriends, and picked their sparkly, trendy, fashun brains for all the tips and tricks to wearing off-the-shoulder tops.
Here’s what I learned.
1. Buy ze right bra
Easier said than done – I KNOW – but it’s a good idea to get your mitts on a comfy, well-fitting strapless bra. This will save you from that questionable ‘exposed bra straps’ look that your mum used to scold you about when you were 15.
Make mum happy, guys. Get the right bra.
One of my friends added the bra should be “nude coloured” because this will work with any and all tops, especially the ones that are slightly sheer or white.
Need some additional help? I’ll let Mia explain. (Post continues…)
2. Length is everything
As someone who meanders through life resembling a giraffe on Stilnox, the length of my ~fancy~ off-shoulder top is apparently tres important.