Are Off-the-Shoulder Tops Still In Style?
I’ve had a few questions lately about off-the-shoulder tops and if they’re still in style.
Off-the-shoulder tops and dresses were super popular a few years back, but it’s a classic summer style that really never goes out of style.
They may not be quite as ubiquitous now as they were then, but there are still plenty out there. I don’t wear them a lot, mainly because of the strapless bra issue, but I do like an off-the-shoulder top for date night and dressy summer events.
This metallic jacquard off-the-shoulder blouse at White House Black Market caught my eye for the bold yellow palm print.
I’ve had these pictures for a while, and I was waiting for the top to go on sale to post them. Hopefully it will go on sale at some point, but right now it’s fully stocked, so I decided to go ahead and get these out there to you.
This blouse is fully lined, so there’s no show through, and it’s made of a lightweight polyester jacquard material with a subtle texture to it.
It stays in place pretty easily, and you can wear it on the shoulder as well if you want to.
I actually shared it a while back in a try-on haul, and you can see how it looks worn on the shoulders here.
This top runs true to size, or maybe a bit big. I’m wearing the small. It also comes in petite sizes.
It looks great with white shorts or pants, and it also looks good with denim, but for this post I styled it with black crop flares.
Again, I was hoping to wait to share these pictures until you can get these jeans on sale, but right now they are full price.
I feel like pairing this top with a crop flare keeps the look modern and fun, but you can definitely wear a more traditional style of pant (or shorts) if you prefer.
To keep it date night chic, I went with a strappy block heel sandal. I’ve had these for a few months, and I really like how comfortable and walkable they are for a strappy shoe.
You can wear this top untucked or front-tucked, and I suppose you could even tuck it in all the way around, if you like that look.
That doesn’t work well for me, but I did try a front-tuck. I like the way this shortens the top and makes the legs look longer.
I often get asked about strapless bras. I actually just pulled the straps down on my regular bra for this shoot because changing bras in the backseat of a car seemed like a risky proposition.
However, I normally wear this strapless bra with off-the-shoulder tops, and it’s the best I’ve found for providing support without a great degree of discomfort. It runs true to size.
I’m not a big fan of necklaces with off-the-shoulder tops, especially with a busy print like this one, so I opted for a pair of bold earrings instead.
I love these Kendra Scott geometric drop earrings, but they’re sold out.
I’ve had this clutch for years, and it’s the perfect piece to pop a date night look. I love that you can wear it with dressy and casual looks, and it’s under $100.
In looking at this last full-length shot, I think I do prefer the top front-tucked, for what it’s worth. I sort of lose my waist when it’s untucked, unless it’s worn on the shoulders. But it’s nice to have the option!
Be sure to visit Cyndi and see the summer look she’s styling today!
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photos: Alison Cornell