Monday, June 2, 2008

Give me the cold shoulder!

While doing my regular website browsing on Saturday, I came across this photo of Mary-Kate Olsen dressed in a white kimono style dress with cut out shoulder detail.


photo courtesy justjared.com


I instantly remembered a photo I recently saw in one of my old InStyle magazines of Charlize Theron dressed in a lovely Fall 2006 Bottega Veneta dress.

Charlize made a small but dramatic alteration to the runway look by pulling the fabric forward to show off her shoulders. This flirtatious look is allows you to flash a little skin in a sophisticated manner.




Also, a more recent sighting of this exposed shoulder style was seen on the always fabulous Rumi of Fashion Toast. The cut out shoulder detail of the dress adds a lot of interest to an otherwise simple look.



You too can get the cold shoulder with these lovely blouses and dresses below.




Open Shoulder Blouse Top
Price: US$19.95
http://www.trendyoutfitter.com/opshbltop.html





M by Marc Bouwer Geometric Print Cold Shoulder Top
Price: US$41.94
http://www.qvc.com/qic/qvcapp.aspx/view.2/app.detail/params.item.A81066.tpl.sbnow.CM_SCID.coll


Away5th Open Shoulder Banded Dress
Price: US$28.00
http://www.yesstyle.com/en/Product.aspx?pid=1010908001&section=women&


On an unrelated note, many of you may have heard the sad news about the passing of legendary designer Yves Saint Laurent. He was truly a great designer and his immense contribution to the world of fashion will always be remembered.


24 comments:

Knight Cat said...

Oh thank you love!

check it out soon, i will posts a lot more!

xxx
great blog

Kira Fashion said...

i love the sandals MK is wearing...

a kiss!!

She's Dressing Up said...

I love shoulderless tops, and the white dress is gorgeous!

terren said...

I love that style - and what you've named it!

sad news about Yves Saint Laurent. :(

Winnie said...

Oooh I love the Away5th dress!

jess said...

i like the off the shoulder looks

Sharon Rose said...

Hi danz-I'm loving this look-I've a new top which has this feature-I will post it soon!!

Jessica said...

Loving the shoulder look. I've linked you to my blog! x

Ida said...

I am all about shoulder accents. Especially asymmetrical - I just love them! I don't like what MK is wearing, though. But I never got the obsession with the Olsens, either. Guess I am the only one

ellie said...

Interesting post. Hadn't thought of the shoulders like that.

The Clothes Horse said...

I really like the volume on MK's dress.

Vain and Vapid said...

Lots of pretty tops and dresses but I thing Mary Kate's kimono version is my favorite.

Paris said...

Loving the orange one xx

molly said...

hey, if mary-kate is doing it, i shall as well

Brandi Stone said...

i love this style!

Siljesfashion said...

Great post! Love the white tunic, perfect with cutt off jeans for summer.

The Seeker said...

I think this style can be really cool. And I like the way you named it ;)
xx

Always In Style said...

I like the idea of a shoulder cut out blouse but in reality I think many times the look falls flat. Charlize Theron looks good but then she is Charlize Theron!

What would you like my name to be? said...

I usually like this style, but agree with the comment above -- the look can fall flat at times (depends, though). Great post! :)

Imelda Matt said...

great selection of images...I'm not a fan of the exposed shoulder because every summer local girls work this look so it holds no appeal.

Hunters Glory said...

very good post of pix!

like the printed shirts!

Toni Alexis said...

the vicky secret shirt is awesome!

Sugar.cake said...

I love this look! My sister wears this style a lot because she doesn't like her upper arms, so this covers them and still looks sexy.

:)

M said...

ooo this post was so inspiring! I'm off to cut up shirts now! lol