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Five Ultimate Wardrobe Staples To Make Your Shoulders More Attractive

Whether it’s your well-proportioned and attractive shoulders or your long and toned legs, showing off your best feature is what we all love to the core. And discovering new styles to accentuate the best features is definitely an exciting add-on.

Let’s discover the ultimate wardrobe staples you should have in your wardrobe that can accentuate your beautiful shoulders.

1. OFF-SHOULDERS

Topping the leaderboard are off-shoulder pieces. Tops, dresses, jumpsuits, playsuits, and whatnot; off-shoulder pieces have been around for ages and have always been deemed stylish. The best part about the off-shoulders is that they go well with all body types, except those with very broad shoulders as they tend to make the shoulders appear more broader.

If you have broad shoulders, for a more balanced silhouette, choose an off-shoulder that flows out from the top.

  • OFF-SHOULDER TOP

Buy Forever 21 Black Off-Shoulder Top

Shop at Myntra | Forever 21 Black Off-Shoulder Top
Complete the look by pairing this top with white jeans and nude sandals.

  • OFF-SHOULDER DRESS

Buy Dorothy Perkins Grey Off-Shoulder A-Line Dress

Shop at Myntra | Dorothy Perkins Grey Off-Shoulder A-Line Dress
Complete the look by pairing this dress with blue pumps and a white handbag.

  • OFF-SHOULDER PLAYSUIT

Buy Dorothy Perkins Blue Off-Shoulder Playsuit

Shop at Myntra | Dorothy Perkins Blue Off-Shoulder Playsuit
Complete the look by pairing this playsuit with white flats and earrings.

2. TUBES

If you have a lean body and you are up for something incredibly sexy and appealing, tubes are a must. Tubes are versatile as they can be either carried solo or layered under or over other pieces.

  • TUBE TOP

Buy Forever 21 Olive Green Tube Top

Shop at Myntra | Forever 21 Olive Green Tube Top
Complete the look by pairing this top with white jeans and silver sandals.

  • TUBE DRESS

Buy NEXT Black Tube Maxi Dress

Shop at Myntra | NEXT Black Tube Maxi Dress
Complete the look by pairing this dress with white sneakers and earrings.

  • TUBE JUMPSUIT

Buy Forever 21 Navy Blue Tube Jumpsuit

Shop at Myntra | Forever 21 Navy Blue Tube Jumpsuit
Complete the look by pairing this jumpsuit with black pumps and earrings.

3. COLD-SHOULDERS

Cold-shoulders are elegant and are the best alternatives if you are a bit sceptical about showing too much skin. They are perfect for days when you want to flaunt your shoulders but don’t feel taking that one extra step (like wearing off-shoulders or tube ensembles).

  • COLD-SHOULDER TOP

Buy Forever 21 Olive Green Cold-Shoulder Top

Shop at Myntra | Forever 21 Olive Green Cold-Shoulder Top
Complete the look by pairing this top with a black skirt and black sneakers.

  • COLD-SHOULDER DRESS

Buy Forever 21 Black Cold-Shoulder A-Line Dress

Shop at Myntra | Forever 21 Black Cold-Shoulder A-Line Dress
Complete the look by pairing this dress with black boots and a brown handbag.

  • COLD-SHOULDER PLAYSUIT

Buy Dorothy Perkins Olive Green Cold-Shoulder Playsuit

Shop at Myntra | Dorothy Perkins Olive Green Cold-Shoulder Playsuit
Complete the look by pairing this playsuit with brown sandals and earrings.

4. HALTER NECKS

If you’re comfortable wearing something that has a little more skin showing than usual, go for halter necks. I find halter necks to be apt when it comes to semi-formal outings as they look classy and accentuate your shoulders in the most beautiful way. If you have a long neck, halter necks are a blessing.

  • HALTER NECK TOP

Buy Forever 21 Pink Halter Neck Top

Shop at Myntra | Forever 21 Pink Halter Neck Top
Complete the look by pairing this top with a black skirt and black sandals.

  • HALTER NECK DRESS

Buy Forever 21 White Halter Neck Flared Dress

Shop at Myntra | Forever 21 White Halter Neck A-Line Dress
Complete the look by pairing this dress with white pumps and a black clutch.

  • HALTER NECK JUMPSUIT

Buy Dorothy Perkins Black Halter Neck Jumpsuit

Shop at Myntra | Dorothy Perkins Black Halter Neck Jumpsuit
Complete the look by pairing this jumpsuit with black pumps and a black handbag.

5. ANYTHING SLEEVELESS

Sleeveless pieces lengthen the arms effortlessly and are perfect for a lean body. Tank tops, muscle tees, strappy dresses or spaghetti jumpsuits; there are so many options for you to choose from.

  • SLEEVELESS TOP

Buy Mango Navy Blue Sleeveless Top

Shop at Myntra | MANGO Navy Blue Sleeveless Top
Complete the look by pairing this top with white jeans and white sandals.

  • SLEEVELESS DRESS

Buy Dorothy Perkins Navy Blue Sleeveless A-Line Dress

Shop at Myntra | Dorothy Perkins Navy Blue Sleeveless A-Line Dress
Complete the look by pairing this dress with black sandals and a black sling bag.

  • SLEEVELESS JUMPSUIT

Buy Mango Orange Sleeveless Jumpsuit

Shop at Myntra | MANGO Orange Sleeveless Jumpsuit
Complete the look by pairing this jumpsuit with black sandals and earrings.


FOUR THINGS WORTH REMEMBERING

1. Buy the right bra

Obviously, you don’t want to have any distractions in your perfect look. So, strapless bras should be the first choice. Some people do suggest substituting them with nude strapped bras, but I won’t recommend the same. Go strapless.

Buy Van Heusen Padded Strapless Bra

Shop at Myntra | Van Heusen Black Strapless Bra

2. Wear the right fit

Flowy off-shoulders that flows out from the top are apt when you have fuller chests or broad shoulders. Fitted or clinging pieces work well for leaner frames. If done the other way, you will get an extremely drab and appalling look.

Make sure the off-shoulder tops you are choosing are proportionate to your torso too.

  • When you have a lean body

Buy ONLY Black Off-Shoulder Top

Shop at Myntra | ONLY Black Off-Shoulder Top
Complete the look by pairing this top with beige trousers and black pumps.

  • When you have a fuller chest or broad shoulders

Buy Dorothy Perkins White Off-Shoulder Top

Shop at Myntra | Dorothy Perkins White Off-Shoulder Top
Complete the look by pairing this top with navy blue shorts and white sneakers.

3. Mind the movement

Avoid the off-shoulders if you can foresee a lot of arm movement coming your way. They will eventually ride up to your shoulders, making the overall look lousier. However, using elasticised off-shoulder piece can make things better.

Buy ONLY Navy Blue Off-Shoulder Top

Shop at Myntra | ONLY Navy Blue Off-Shoulder Top
Complete the look by pairing this top with blue jeans and black sneakers.

4. Avoid distractions around your neck

With off-shoulders, you are going to draw a lot of attention to your neckline. So, don’t adorn yourself with big statement pieces. Wear danglers and keep accessories to a minimum. Let your well-formed collar bone be the main attraction. Still, if you really want to add something to your neck, opt for something very close to the neck. Keep it subtle.

Buy Forever 21 Maroon Off-Shoulder Top

Shop at Myntra | Forever 21 Maroon Off-Shoulder Top
Complete the look by pairing this top with blue jeans and orange sandals.


DISCLAIMER: This article has been written by the author during Modstyl Internship Program and edited by Team Modstyl. The opinions expressed here are personal and bear no responsibility.