Here’s How You Can Give The ‘Cold Shoulder’ Trend A Try!

Here’s How You Can Give The ‘Cold Shoulder’ Trend A Try!

I think the most underrated body part of a woman are her shoulders. There’s something so inordinately sexy about a toned upper body, no? While showing off some skin in cut-out dresses and crop tops is undoubtedly chic, there’s something very fetching about bare shoulders too. And just when we thought Brigitte Bardot’s patent off-shoulder style or a one-shoulder ensemble were our best bets for some shoulder-baring, designers have given us a reason to rejoice with their Spring Summer 2016 collections.

Meet the cold-shoulder trend — a style recurrently spotted on the SS16 runways of fashion houses like Proenza Schouler, Erdem, Giambattista Valli, Edun, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, Guy Laroche, Rouland Mouret and others. From dresses to tops, this 80s silhouette is having a moment for the coming season. So much so that it’s readily been promoted from being the unwearable style to a wardrobe must-have. Even celebrities second that hint of skin via bare shoulders. We recently spotted actress Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman and Cate Blanchett leading the cold-shoulder trend. Back home, Shraddha Kapoor was spotted at the Dabboo Ratnani Calendar launch last week sporting a cut-out shoulder jacket by designer Nikhil Thampi.

The trick here is simple: Wear the cold shoulder trend right is by keeping the look clean and sleek. Avoid clashing a heavily done-up neckline or hemline with this silhouette. Also, if you’re among those who prefers playing it safe, team it with a skirt or trouser that is structured and has a classic cut.

Keep scrolling to see my top 12 picks of cold shoulder outfits:


OLIV Flounce Bardot High Neck Top_Hauterfly

Oliv Flounce Bardot High Neck Top (Rs 1,119)

Zara PRINTED DRESS_Hauterfly

Zara Printed Dress (Rs 1,590)


Nete Navajo Vintage-Inspired Shirt (Rs 2,500)

KOOVS Cold Shoulder Ruffle Layer Top_Hauterfly

Koovs Cold Shoulder Ruffle Layer Top (Rs 885)

Nasty Gal Shrug it Off Knit Sweater_Hauterfly

Nasty Gal Shrug it Off Knit Sweater (Rs 4,606 approx)

Zooomberg Off The Shoulder Tribal Print Bodycon Dress_Hauterfly

Zooomberg Off The Shoulder Bodycon Dress (Rs 1,599)

Nasty Gal Lavish Alice Ground Control Maxi Vest_Hauterfly

Lavish Alice Maxi Vest (Rs 5,594 approx)

WAREHOUSE Cold-shoulder Metallic T-shirt_Hauterfly

Warehouse Cold Shoulder Metallic T-Shirt (Rs 2,200)

SR Store Cold Shoulder Hollow Lace White Dress_Hauterfly

SR Store Cold Shoulder Lace White Dress (Rs 4,570)

SBUYS Black Lace Cold Shoulder Top_Hauterfly

Sbuys Black Lace Cold Shoulder Top (Rs 1,099)

ASOS Hollister Cold Shoulder Boho Top With Print_Hauterfly

Hollister Cold Shoulder Boho Top (Rs 1,857 approx)

SR Store V Neck Cold Shoulder Vintage Print Shift Dress_Hauterfly

SR Store Cold Shoulder Vintage Print Shift Dress (Rs 2,930)

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