Cold shoulder tops fit any occasion
There is no doubt that, by now, you’ve seen plenty of stars and fashionable types draped in cold shoulder tops by now. American television personality Lauren Conrad even admitted to having a slight obsession to them earlier this year on her blog. As she should– there are plenty of reasons to adore this simple innovation. Despite being a very simple addition to any top, the exposed shoulder changes any standard outfit by making it sexier and edgier. While the cold shoulder top’s additional skin is more deliberate, the exposed shoulders are reminiscent of the iconic oversized sweater Jennifer Beals dawned in 1983s Flashdance.
Outside of the runway, the majority of cold shoulder tops you’ll see will be sweaters and long sleeved tees. Due to the universal appeal of adding a dash of sex appeal to an outfit, you’ll also find that cold shoulder top blouses and dresses (both simple and elegant) that incorporate a bit of modernity and, in some cases, elegance. There are essentially two types of cuts for the cold shoulder top: long slits stretch from the shoulder to the elbows or shorter cuts just around the elbow. The longer cuts are slimming and have your sleeves drooped about the arms like decorate drapes. The smaller cuts are more functional and can be found on short sleeved tops.
Cold shoulder tops are especially popular because they can be applied to casual and elegant clothing. The only scenario in which they are out of place would be in a professional setting. There are two obvious drawbacks to this style top, though. The first is that exposed shoulders are an invitation for the cold and doesn’t quite make sense with sweaters. The second is that hanging sleeves, much like a flowing or delicate dress, can easily be caught and damaged.
Written by Asher Briggs