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Monday, August 10, 2009

One Shouldered Tops and Dresses

The one shouldered trend has been roaring all summer, and to be honest, I have a mixed feelings about it. It can be a modern and sexy take on Grecian, especially if you have great arms, but take note of a few guidelines when wearing it.

I've seen many women who are unaware of their bodies and the lines they are creating, and they end up with a one-shouldered top that makes them look overly broad-shouldered or does strange things to their breasts. This can be solved with a different strap width.

Also, this trend requires a strapless or convertible bra. Wearing a normal bra looks out of place. Going without a bra can make you look lopsided. Also, make sure you're not showing cleavage as that makes you, not the shirt, look asymmetrical.

In summation, think of your boobies, ladies!Top: white dress with black floral print, Dillard's $59
slinky pink dress, Forever 21 $19.80
dark red cut out dress, Urban Outfitters $48 (A similar dress in spring colors is on clearance!)
yellow knot dress, BCBGenerations at Zappos $92
Bottom: teal jersey batwing mini dress, Free People on Chick Down Town $68
purple belted dress, eDressMe $92
graphic print dress, Topshop $100
Top: purple bow top, BCBG Max Azria at Nordstrom $62.90
white twist top, Arden B. $38
dusty rose ruffle top, Target $14.99
blue tiered ruffle top, Topshop $65
Bottom: pink paisley top, Rampage at Dillard's $44
empire waist zip detail top, Urban Outfitters $38

1 comment:

kylsie said...

I have that hot pink Forever 21 dress in the blue. Very pretty, but you have to wear it very carefully. One of those dresses where you have to be constantly aware of your body.