It’s Elysian’s Favorite Way to Stay Cool, Be Alluring and Keep it Classy.
When the weather heats up, it’s only natural to peel off the layers and show a little skin. But in some settings, short shorts and too much leg = TMI. The same goes for decolletage. Showcasing considerable cleavage might be fine on the dancefloor, but it can be awkward at a family BBQ or on a date. That’s why we’re crazy about this season’s shoulder-baring styles. Whether you’re rocking an off-the-shoulder, one-shoulder, or cold-shoulder, you’ve got nothing but blue skies ahead because everyone has beautiful shoulders! And there’s a shoulder-baring ensemble for just about every occasion: office attire, casual looks, fancy dresses and fun party clothes. Check out Elysian’s favorite shoulder-bearers, which are head and, you know, shoulders above the rest.
Put Your Shoulder to the Wheel
Shoulder-Baring Office Attire
Crewneck Satin Top
Made of shimmering satin, in a rich magenta hue, the A.L.C. crewneck is as compatible with a pencil shirt as it is with slacks.
With a bateau-neckline and precision tailoring, the Wyatt cold-shoulder is he perfect white blouse for summer.
Open-Shoulder Jersey Top
The subtlest shoulder openings make the Caroline Rose Top an office favorite for the summer.
A jeweled neckline and bishop sleeves make the Lauren top the perfect backdrop to your summer jewelry.
Bailey 44 Deneuve
With a flattering rayon/spandex stretch material, three-quarter sleeves and a round neckline, the Bailey-44 cold-shoulder top is going to be hard to not wear everyday.
With a slim silhouette and flattering cut, the Helmut Lang top can go either way: dressed down with yoga pants or dressed up with a cute skirt and a statement necklace.
Rag & Bone/JEAN
In a luscious striped cotton knit, the Rag & Bone sweater is a perfect match for shorts or jeans.
Like a super-fancy sweatshirt, this Joan Vass top has a relaxed fit and beautiful accent beading.
Urban Zen Velvet Cold Shoulder Dress
Add a clutch and some pretty sandals, and you’ll be approaching Nirvana in this Urban Zen dress.
With a beautiful banded bustline and A-line shape, the Jill dress makes us feel like dancing.
Victoria Beckham Cold Shoulder
A rounded neck, fitted silhouette, piped edges and a viscose-nylon-spandex blend fabric: it’s the little details that make Victoria Beckham’s Cold-Shoulder dress so flattering.
A high-low hem, grecian neckline and cape sleeves: the Emelia dress has all the right stuff, and is made of glistening black silk.
You may not be up for any awards, but Milly’s Colleen dress will make you look like a winner.
Dressed in this lovely peach, ruffled number, you’re definitely ready for a night on the town.
It’s Time to Rub Shoulders
Party Looks That Put Your Shoulders on Blast
Magda Butrym Oxford Sequined One-Shoulder Top
Impeccable tailoring and a luxe sequined finish make the Magda Butrym Oxford positively captivating.
Derek Lam 10 Crosby Off-the-Shoulder Top
Derek Lam invented a new hybrid: The Tuxedo Halter. It’s sort of like a tuxedo shirt that went to the beach.
Alice + Olivia Drixia Lace Romper
Lace detail and pom-pom trim make this dress the perfect ensemble for a summer night of club-hopping.
Exquisitely crafted from sheer chiffon, the off-the-shoulder top from Self-Portrait is the right amount of sexy.