It’s stylish. It’s très, très chic and it kind of looks like you ran out the door in a bit of a rush.
But apparently, there’s a reason why celebrities always drape their coats on their shoulders, rather than, you know, putting their arms through the… arms.
It’s a trend that surfaces every northern Winter and it even has a name – “shoulder-robing”.
The point of it, according to style gurus like Anna Wintour, is to look both very busy and – depressingly – slim. Because nothing adds bulk like a… bulky coat.
The other thing that makes shoulder-robing A Thing, according to The Guardian, is that it’s difficult.
If your coat drapes too much, you might as well wear the damn thing. If it’s barely on the shoulders, it will fall off.
Check out some of the fashion from Mamamia HQ:
‘So, how does one shoulder-robe?’ We hear you ask.
Well, basically, you just drape for jacket, coat or cardi over your shoulders without actually putting your arms through their intended holes.