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Dust Those Shoulders Off

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Baring the shoulders has swiftly become a Style phenomenon for those experiencing warm summer days or even just the warmer days from beachside at a tropical locale. Baring the shoulders, like exposing the back is a wonderfully feminine way of featuring one part of the body without baring too much. Besides, there is something so charismatic about a woman in a Shoulder-baring top. If you are not enthralled with the back-out clothing styles that are so prevalent I hope you can agree that baring the shoulders is captivating and just a bit sexy. It may not be as sexy as a cut-out back top or dress but that is not what lies in its appeal anyway; at least not for me.

I still remember watching my favorite films starts in the late 1940s and 1950s wearing the shoulder-baring tops and dresses that were a tad daring yet boldly feminine. I equate film noir actresses such as Rita Hayworth with making me sit-up and pay attention to this fashion style. She gave off an air of allure while singing and sometimes dancing while wearing off-the-shoulder outfits in the many roles she inhabited. Of course, she was far from the only beauty icon that adorned herself in shoulder-baring outfits.


There were many more celebrities whom were fond of baring their shoulders. Among them are Dorothy Dandridge, Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe. Off-the-shoulders dresses equated to a common elegance not just for the 1950s bit for today.
Perfect for both cocktails, formal dinners, weddings and many more celebratory events shoulder-baring apparel is not likely to dissipate anytime soon.

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Shoulder-baring tops and dresses look superb with a strand of pearls and elbow-length gloves for formal events or paired with casual attire and accessories.  Off-the shoulder dresses and tops are rather a chic way to look cool when it’s hot. 


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If you don’t have a shoulder-baring top it is quite effortless to turn a cowl neck top into one.  A little adjustments here and there will have you joining the off-the-shoulder crowd in no time at all. I have turned my cowl-neck tops into shoulder-baring tops quicker than you can say no way. I have been so inspired by the many ways even a button-down shirt can be turned into an off-the-shoulder shirt. Over-sized sweaters also lend themselves to this neat trick. There are many quick-change artists out there. Isn’t that what makes fashion so grand?

Off-the-shoulder tops, by the way, look charming with the 1970s pants’ styles that are all the rage right now. Both flare-leg and wide-leg pants alike look out of this world with off-the shoulder tops; however, if you are not a fan of these pant leg styles try pairing them with a structured pencil skirt or skinny jeans. They also create quite an impactful look.


Do you like to bare your shoulders? As stated by the great Jay-Z, come on and dust those shoulders off. I look forwarding to your sharing your thoughts with me about off-the-shoulder looks.


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