There’s a new body part to flaunt this season, and it doesn’t require a major commitment to the gym.
Hail the shoulder, which can be seen in spring/summer styles that go from flashing a sliver of skin through a slit or a cutout to completely bare off-the-shoulder looks. There’s no need for the washboard abs a crop top demands or the toned arms with anything sleeveless — which makes shoulder-baring shirts and dresses an easy wardrobe update for women of all ages and sizes.
Saucy and soft: Faux suede off-the-shoulder top features shirred details; $129 at select Chico’s boutiques and chicos.com
A spring garden: The prettiest posies adorn this flowy off-the-shoulder in a cotton-silk blend with a ruffled, layered neckline, tiny spaghetti straps and elasticized sleeves; $450 by Zimmermann at select Intermix stores and intermixonline.com
Check in: Go for a little gingham (and we mean a little) with this off-the-shoulder cropped number; $295 by Jonathan Simkhai at select Intermix stores and intermixonline.com
Romantic ruffle: This off-the-shoulder Topshop job gets its oomph by way of a romantic ruffle, while spaghetti straps keep everything in place, $40 by Topshop at select Nordstroms and nordstrom.com
Good morning, sunshine: This sunny off-the-shoulder top features a crochet top and elasticized bottom band; $59.50 by Thalia Sodi at select Macy’s and macys.com
Easy and breezy: Long-sleeved top comes in a warm shade of cocoa (and others including kiwi, black and raspberry); $79 at Chico’s boutiques and chicos.com
This double-layered top comes in a pretty pastel stripe and boasts flared short sleeves; $19.99 by Bisou Bisou at select J.C. Penney stores and jcpenney.com
Swing time: A cold-shoulder swing dress will be a spring and summer go-to and comes in plus sizes; $99 by Sejour at select Nordstroms and nordstrom.com
Dress to frill: Boho off-the-shoulder top has corche trim, $38 by Socialite at nordstrom.com
Pretty in pink: Bare those shoulders in this billowy blouse of slightly rumpled fabric with a shirred neckline suspended by delicate straps; $89 by Vince Camuto at vincecamuto.com and select Bloomingdale's, Macy’s and Lord & Taylor stores.
Flirty chiffon: With lacy details, this frock features long sleeves, a V-neck, drawstring waist and a flouncy hem along with sexy cutout shoulders; $49.99 at select H&M stores and hm.com
Mossimo Supply Co.
Perfect topper: Great with jeans or summery white pants, this bright paisley number by Mossimo Supply Co. is a fresh twist on the cold-shoulder trend; in sizes XS to 4X. it’s $16.99, plus-sizes $19.99 at select Target stores and target.com
Purple haze: An easy throw-on, this soft, semi-sheer tee features belled short sleeves with cutouts; $68 at freepeople.com
A peasant-style blouse with cold shoulders in cantaloupe is a perfect wardrobe addition for spring and summer, $40 by Worthington at J.C. Penney stores and jcpenney.com
Fetching and flirty: This smock-topped off-the-shoulder in lightweight crinkled fabric boasts ruffled sleeves; $68 at freepeople.com