Shoulder-baring outfits were all the rage on the Spring/Summer’19 runways, with labels such as Alexander McQueen, Valentino and Erdem giving their take on what they feel off-shoulder ensembles should be. We love them too — they are a good alternative to your too-basic tanks and tees, are casual enough for errand runs, and are feminine and flirty enough for a brunch date.
Plus, they allow our shoulders to catch a little tan to achieve that J Lo bronzed goddess glow we love so much. Scroll through for a couple of budget-friendly versions that are stylish and affordable.
Text: Ho Guo Xiong
When you’re running out of ideas and your life battery is drained, let a simple, girly LWD — little white dress, that is — be your failsafe outfit for any occasion. This shoulder-baring design from Bershka is a little bit demure and a little bit sexy, thanks to its ruffles and that cute little bow at the chest. Match it with wedges for a quick date look.
Another floral printed piece great for the all-round tropical weather here, this H&M design hugs you around the waist and accentuates your figure, so you can wear it to your next beach party after a gym sesh to show it off.
Channel retro old Hollywood vibes with this polished polka dot number that comes with a mermaid hem. Go all the way with a fascinator and finish with a pair of strappy heels and a bright red lippie.
Not everyone loves the pastel hues that nature prints usually come with. The solution would be this black dress from Pomelo Fashion: It allows to you channel the fun, summery pattern without looking like you’re still reminiscing in your childhood years.
It’s in a nice romantic shade of baby blue, it has buttons and it screams summery vibes. We don’t have to say more, do we? Pair it with a dainty necklace to play up the flirty vibes, but finish with white sneakers for a street edge.
Be the belle of the garden party when you dress in this white, flowy off-shoulder Topshop number. Finish with dainty gold jewellery and copious amounts of highlighter to show off your collarbone.