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When the off-the-shoulder trend first made its appearance, what did you think? If you’re anything like me, you gave it a little sneer and thought, “That’s dumb. What kinda bra am I supposed to wear with that, anyway?” Then, somewhere during the summer, you became a total convert. You saw all the cool girls flaunting their décolletage and thought it looked sexy—undergarments be damned! Sleeves and straps became a thing of the past, and you became a proud bare-shoulder babe.
Now, if you’re not already a big fan of the OTS style, then let me tell you why it’s so perfect for you, mon petite friend: showing a little bit of skin is one of the tricks you can use to look a little taller. Nope, it doesn’t just have to be your legs—showing off your shoulders does the same thing! Ready to give it a try? Check out my favorite picks!
Ah, nothing says spring like a dress that flows in the wind. I love the ruffles on the skirt—they can help if you’re lacking a little in the booty department. Wear this with a pair of low-top sneaks for the weekend or dress it up with nude heels for an afternoon wedding.
This top is so sleek, I can hardly stand it. That ruffle at the bust is perfect for us chicks with small boobies, since it adds volume at your chest. You know how I’m picturing this off-the-shoulder top? Some skinny jeans and a pair of tall heels, amirite?
I did a little double-take with this jumpsuit. I’m not normally a fan of longform denim (read: dresses and jumpsuits), but this one really jumped out at me. I love that it’s midi-length and has a tie at the waist—so perfect! Wear this to brunch and you’ll be the chicest one of the bunch.
Speaking of midi-length, how about this number? No ruffles on this one—it’s pared down and oh so classic. An off-the-shoulder dress like this can be easily dressed down for day and up for night, so have fun with it!
So far, there hasn’t been a lot of color, but then this sexy red dress appears! I love how fitted it is, and again, that ruffle does wonders for small busts. Wear it on a date, but do not (I repeat, do not!) wear this to a wedding unless you want to show up the bride.
Nothing crazy Is going on with this off-the-shoulder top, which makes it the perfect piece to mix and match. It’s elegant enough to wear with a satiny circle skirt and heels, but I can also envision it with sailor shorts and boat shoes.
I have a dress similar to this one in my closet right now, and I always pull it out when I want to feel supremely confident without trying to hard. It’s a more dressed-up version of the fourth dress that just begs to be taken out.
THOSE SLEEVES! Yeah, this top has a lot going on, but I love it. The buttons plus the flare at the end? Yes, please. I also love the little ruffle along the hemline. I swear, you wear this anywhere, and everyone will be asking you where you got it.
Speaking of sleeves, I love these ones too! Those ties at the wrist are the perfect touch. That gorgeous orangey-coral color is also giving me serious summer vibes. Wear this with white shorts and thank me later.
Wouldn’t be me if I didn’t include a striped top, now would it? Those vertical stripes will help elongate you, so go ahead and lie about your height on Bumble. I love this top for nighttime, but if you work in a business casual office, you might even be able to wear it there! (Check with HR so you don’t get in trouble!)
So how do you feel about the off the shoulder trend? Which one of these is your favorite?