Two big trends are coming together this Summer – the one shoulder look and the puff sleeve. They’ve meshed into a statement top look that is all over the place this season and is pretty much universally flattering. Combining the exaggerated puff sleeve volume on one side and the shoulder baring lack of volume on the other, it’s the perfect balance.
This look works for everyone with nearly every body type. The bare shoulder shows off the collar bone of those blessed with a slim frame. The puffy sleeve balances out those with more broad shoulders or full bust. The style has been made several ways, with the full shoulder and arm exposed or with the sleeve simply cutting below the curve of the shoulder creating that “cold shoulder” effect. If you’ve got a small bust then you should look for a top that cuts an asymmetrical line across the top of your shoulders but doesn’t fall below your arm as this can create a weird gapping that you would need to have tailored.
These tops are meant to be show stoppers and need little in the way of accessorizing- go light on the jewelry if at all. Maybe some earring studs or a watch, but nothing too flashy. The top is the star of the show. Pair it with jeans and some heels and you’re ready for a night out with the girls or date night with the hubs. Let the top do all the talking.