Whether it’s your shapely 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 your best features and making them stand-out is definitely an exciting add-on.
Let’s discover the ultimate pieces you should have in your wardrobe that can accentuate your beautiful shoulders.
Topping the leaderboard are off-shoulder pieces. Tops, dresses, jumpsuits, playsuits and what not; 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 and have an undying affinity towards the off-shoulders, choose the one that flows out from the top.
Shop The Look | Forever 21 Black Off-Shoulder Top (Image – Myntra) + White Jeans + Nude Sandals + Earrings
Shop The Look | Dorothy Perkins Grey Off-Shoulder A-Line Dress (Image – Myntra) + Blue Pumps + White Handbag + Earrings
Shop The Look | Dorothy Perkins Blue Off-Shoulder Playsuit (Image – Myntra) + White Flats + Earrings
If you have a petite body and you are up for something incredibly sexy and appealing, tubes are a must. Tubes are versatile and can be either carried solo or layered under or over other pieces.
Shop The Look | Forever 21 Olive Green Tube Top (Image – Myntra) + White Jeans + Silver Sandals + Earrings
Shop The Look | NEXT Black Tube Maxi Dress (Image – Myntra) + White Sneakers + Earrings
Shop The Look | Forever 21 Navy Blue Tube Jumpsuit (Image – Myntra) + Black Pumps + Earrings
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 (read off-shoulders or tube ensembles). Cold-shouldered outfits are a perfect pick for every possible occasion, be it a formal meeting or any casual outing.
Shop The Look | Forever 21 Olive Green Cold-Shoulder Top (Image – Myntra) + Black Skirt + Black Sneakers + Black Sling Bag
Shop The Look | Forever 21 Black Cold-Shoulder A-Line Dress (Image – Myntra) + Black Boots + Brown Handbag + Earrings
Shop The Look | Dorothy Perkins Olive Green Cold-Shoulder Playsuit (Image – Myntra) + Brown Sandals + 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
Shop The Look | Forever 21 Pink Halter Neck Top (Image – Myntra) + Black Skirt + Black Sandals + Earrings
HALTER NECK DRESS
Shop The Look | Forever 21 White Halter Neck Flared Dress (Image – Myntra) + White Pumps + Black Clutch + Earrings
HALTER NECK JUMPSUIT
Shop The Look | Black Halter Neck Jumpsuit (Image – Myntra) + Black Pumps + Black Handbag + Earrings
5. ANYTHING SLEEVLESS
Sleeveless pieces lengthen the arms effortlessly and are perfect for a petite body. Tank tops, muscle tees, strappy dresses or spaghetti jumpsuits; there are so many options for you to choose from.
Shop The Look | Mango Navy Blue Sleeveless Top (Image – Myntra) + White Jeans + White Sandals + Earrings
Shop The Look | Dorothy Perkins Navy Blue Sleeveless A-Line Dress (Image – Myntra) + Black Sandals + Black Sling Bag + Earrings
Shop The Look | Mango Orange Sleeveless Jumpsuit (Image – Myntra) + Black Sandals + Earrings
FOUR THINGS TO REMEMBER
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!
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 petite 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 petite body –
Shop The Look | ONLY Black Off-Shoulder Top (Image – Myntra) + Beige Trousers + Black Pumps + Black Sling Bag + Earrings
When you have a fuller chest or broad shoulders –
Shop The Look | Dorothy Perkins White Off-Shoulder Top (Image – Myntra) + Navy Blue Shorts + White Sneakers + Black Sling Bag + Earrings
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.
Shop The Look | ONLY Navy Blue Off-Shoulder Top (Image – Myntra) + Blue Jeans + Black Sneakers
4. AVOID DISTRACTIONS
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.
Shop The Look | Forever 21 Maroon Off-Shoulder Top (Image – Myntra) + Blue Jeans + Orange Sandals + Necklace