How to Wear Cold-Shoulder Tops and Dresses

Letting your shoulders peek from your garment adds a super relaxed and seductive feel to your outfit. Since the weather starts to warm up, keep on reading for our fashion inspirations on how to pull the sexy and trendy look on your street style.

Minimalist Style

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If you’re a fan of neutral shades and muted colors, add some flair to your look with a cold shoulder style on your tops and dresses. The silhouette and cut-out design itself will bring a fresh look to your street style without taking away the minimalist vibe from you. Just opt for a plain knitted dress in a flattering length that will give great proportions to your body frame while letting your accessories elegant and chic, perfect for a minimalist woman.

Casual Style

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Looking for a sassy way to add some flair to your casual style? Opt for a cold shoulder top that will go perfectly with your casual jeans and shorts. Like fashion blogger Chiara Ferragni, treat your cold-shoulder top like a jacket that will go well with your tank tops and crop tops paired with denim shorts. Or, think of trading your striped tee and graphic tops to cold shoulder tops that will be a great pair with denim overalls and rompers.

Summer-Ready Style

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Breezy, lightweight, and comfortable, maxi dresses are perfect for the summer. However, if you’re thinking of an updated look, you may resort to cold shoulder dresses, rompers, and tops that will give some feminine vibe to your street looks while keeping you breezy and chic. Like fashion blogger Jessica Stein, go for a printed cold shoulder dress that can be complemented by a pair of strappy sandals perfect for the relaxed and laid back summer.

Sophisticated Style

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Fashion editors are known for pulling off the cold shoulder styles. You may draw inspiration from them and think of your most elegant pieces that you can actually wear with cold shoulder tops, making you look professional, fashion-forward, and trendy at the same time. Architectural silhouettes, avant-garde details, and feminine ruffles can be great to incorporate into your style for a refreshed look this summer.

Party-Ready Style

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Celebrities and fashion icons are spotted wearing cold shoulder gowns and dresses on their public appearances and red carpet events. To make the style party-ready, opt for eye-catching details, fine fabrics, or even metallic sequin that can make your looks elegant and glamorous instantly. Also, going for the festive color of red, black, navy, and gold even in plain styles can be great as your feminine curves and dress style will do the tricks for you.

Trendy Style

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Looking for a trendy statement without going over-the-top? Forget statement necklaces, chunky bangles, and cocktail rings as the cold shoulder tops and dresses are there to do the tricks for you. Just opt for a pair of canvas sneakers that will keep your street looks laid back, cool, and sporty, while making a trendy statement on the streets.

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