If we were to continue speaking about the most popular and impressive fashion trends for summer 2014, the new off-shoulder fashion trend introduced by a number of designers would be the next noteworthy option on our list. This trend refers to those clothing pieces, which reveal the ways of combining the flight of imagination with the traditional and even vintage vibes in order to get absolutely stunning and chic silhouettes that will complete any wardrobe and will add some more universal pieces to the arsenal of beauty. In addition, off-shoulder dresses provide you with super cool means to demonstrate your gorgeous tan to the full. Thus, the new off-shoulder fashion trend is what we are going to discuss in-detail right now, finding out the main shapes and design solutions that the designers came up with and trying to find the best matches for this or that style and garments.
So if we were to point out several design suggestions noted during various fashion shows, the totally stunning knitted mini dress with the off-shoulder design would probably be the first option to be noted. The artistic and relaxed alternative suggested by Naeem Khan is the next one on the list, followed by the abstracted and deconstructed forms by Prabal Gurung. As for the super sensual and classic black variant Balenciaga came up with, we can call it one of the most elegant and feminine types among all. The graphical solutions of the textures from Rodarte and Catherine Malandrino are also worth mentioning especially in terms of experiments and modernized vibes.
One more thing that you need to know about the off-shoulder dresses is that there exist a number of other neckline designs, which look similar to this one. But still, if an off-shoulder dress is what you’re aiming at, then you should pay attention to the shapes once more. Saying off-shoulder we mean any piece which has equally pulled down top part and totally open shoulders. Those pieces can be sundresses, jumpsuits, dresses, or tops. On the other hand there also exists an open shoulder design, which means that a part of the shoulders or the neckline may be open but not symmetrically and thoroughly.
Finally, speaking about the reasons for opting for off-shoulder pieces, we can first of all note that they are the most democratic and charming way of showing some skin. In addition, it’s a really universal and awesome alternative for just everyone irrespective of age or body shape. There are no chances of feeling any discomfort or other feelings of this type, which could occur in case of backless garments, for instance. In addition, if you manage to find an off-shoulder dress or top with an elastic on top, you will be able to regulate the degree of openness and it will totally exclude all the types of risks.
How to Wear Off-Shoulder Garments
Like in case of any other open garment, the pieces belonging to this trend first of all require attention it terms of avoiding the provocative levels of explicitness and boldness. In addition, it’s also important to be careful when matching such pieces with others, in order to preserve the balance and the harmony of the overall look. Dos and don’ts here are exactly the same as with any other type of garment, meaning a dress or a top. This means, you should pay attention to the color and style compatibility, also stay away from opening too much, meaning skip off-shoulder dresses, which are too short, for instance. Don’t forget to accessorize your outfits with the matching details and your super-sensual look will be ready to wow!
Thus you already know the basics about the trend of the off-shoulder pieces for summer 2014, and what you need to do now is go for these fantastic alternatives and enjoy your impeccable and fresh looks to the full!
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