Off the Shoulder Fashion

Off the Shoulder Fashion by Alexandra Phanor-Faury In addition to covering up shoulders in pads and even spikes this season, designers are also exposing them and drawing attention to this often ignored erogenous zone with striking, asymmetric necklines. This Grecian look isn’t all that new, this trend has been around the block before but today the attention grabbing silhouette can be seen in array of styles from the traditional, ethereal long number to the sexy ultra-mini dress. There is a one-shoulder dress out there for everyone from the vampy to the avant-garde which explains why celebrities on the red carpet can’t get enough of this look. If you need any more proof of this silhouette’s staying power, just look to Michelle Obama. The First Lady looked breath-taking in a beautiful, white Swarovski embellished crystallized gown by Jason Wu at the Inauguration Evening Ball for President Obama. It’s time to exfoliate your shoulders and get those babies ready for the spotlight in this revolving trend.
ESSENCE.COM Jan, 13, 2010