It’s Time To Bare Your Shoulders. And Not Just Because Summer Is Coming

They're totally the new erogenous zone


by Pandora Sykes |
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'Tis the season of summer fashion micro-trends – or teeny transformations that actually make a difference. From wearing ankle socks with your shoes, cinching your blouse, unbuttoning your shirt, cuffing your jeans, layering under your crop top to this teensy weensy trend – baring your shoulders.

Which, incidentally, we happen to be pretty happy about. In our eyes, there is nothing sexier than a bare pair of shoulders. Preferably all shiny and tanned, but you can't have everything. Here are four ways to flash your round bits and rock the summer fashion.


1. With a summer dress


The Reformation love to bare a shoulder. Alexa's favourite store is all about the unexpected erogenous zones (aka the back.) The Carrera Dress in Maraschino, £128.92 at The Reformation, is wonderful. You can wear it to a wedding (and thank God – did we mention how hard it is to find non-uptight but also acceptable wedding wear?) and also with sandals on the beach.

2. With a cute crop and some denim


Always with some denim. The Off The Shoulder Crop, £26, by American Apparel at ASOS has recently been re-appropriated. They used to be pretty naff, when worn with high-waist disco jeggings. Now, pair them with loose vintage boyfriend jeans and some grubby trainers. Muuuuch better.

3. With some printed smockiness


This Florinda Crop Top, £22.42, from Nasty Gal* is calling* for some sweat and SPF, pal. Wear with a pair of bikini bottoms and a ton of salt spray. And, er, book yourself a holiday – pronto!

4. With a boat-neck sweater


Wear this Oil Stripe Mohair-Blend Sweater, £250, by Acne at as God (or the catwalk) intended – pushed off the shoulder, slouched around the hips and bunched up at the wrists. Think of it as the sweater's cool new take on Breton.

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Pictures: Maja Wyh, Jason Lloyd-Evans, Rex

This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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