Cold Shoulder Style

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

A.L.C. Fredo
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.

$126.63, neimanmarcus.com

Elie Tahari Wyatt Silk
Cold-Shoulder Blouse

With a bateau-neckline and precision tailoring, the Wyatt cold-shoulder is he perfect white blouse for summer.

$269, neimanmarcus.com

Caroline Rose
Open-Shoulder Jersey Top

The subtlest shoulder openings make the Caroline Rose Top an office favorite for the summer.

$150, neimanmarcus.com

Ramy Brook Lauren
Cold Shoulder Smocked Waist Top

A jeweled neckline and bishop sleeves make the Lauren top the perfect backdrop to your summer jewelry.

$295, bloomingdales.com


When the Weight of the World is OFF Your Shoulders
Cold-Shoulder Tops for Your Off-Duty Moments

Bailey 44 Deneuve
Cold-Shoulder Top

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.

$86, bloomingdales.com


Helmut Lang
Off-the-Shoulder Stretch-Jersey Top

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.

$125, net-a-porter.com

Rag & Bone/JEAN
Tracey Crewneck

In a luscious striped cotton knit, the Rag & Bone sweater is a perfect match for shorts or jeans.

$78, neimanmarcus.com

Joan Vass Open-shoulder
Long Sleeve Top

Like a super-fancy sweatshirt, this Joan Vass top has a relaxed fit and beautiful accent beading.

$68, neimanmarcus.com

Let’s Get Shoulder to Shoulder
Formal Shoulder-Showing Looks

Urban Zen Velvet Cold Shoulder Dress

Add a clutch and some pretty sandals, and you’ll be approaching Nirvana in this Urban Zen dress.

$1,454.57, neimanmarcus.com

Milly Jill Striped Dress

With a beautiful banded bustline and A-line shape, the Jill dress makes us feel like dancing.

$495, bergdorfgoodman.com

Victoria Beckham Cold Shoulder
Midi Dress

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.

$1,680, neimanmarcus.com

Kobi Halperin
Emelia Cold Shoulder Silk Cocktail Dress

A high-low hem, grecian neckline and cape sleeves: the Emelia dress has all the right stuff, and is made of glistening black silk.

$595, neimanmarcus.com


Milly Colleen
Stretch Silk One-Shoulder in Teal

You may not be up for any awards, but Milly’s Colleen dress will make you look like a winner.

$525, neimanmarcus.com

Cushnie Et Ochs
Ruffled Cold Shoulder

Dressed in this lovely peach, ruffled number, you’re definitely ready for a night on the town.

$638, net-a-porter.com

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.

$859, neimanmarcus.com

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.

$237, shopbop.com

Alice + Olivia Drixia Lace Romper

Lace detail and pom-pom trim make this dress the perfect ensemble for a summer night of club-hopping.

$395, bergdorfgoodman.com


Self-Portrait Floral Print Peplum Top

Exquisitely crafted from sheer chiffon, the off-the-shoulder top from Self-Portrait is the right amount of sexy.

$177, bergdorfgoodman.com

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