Cold Shoulder

Stay ahead of the fashion curve with this must-have trend for summer.

By Lauren Bell - May 2016

Cold Shoulder

Stay ahead of the fashion curve with this must-have trend for summer.

By Lauren Bell - May 2016

Collective Concepts flounce off-shoulder blouse at South Moon Under. -Photography by David Colwell

The off-the-shoulder neckline has been a popular women’s style for decades—think Brigitte Bardot and Bianca Jagger. And with spring/summer catwalks chock-full of off-the-shoulder looks and current fashion icons like Alexa Chung and Olivia Palermo donning this style, we think it’s a seasonal must-have for your closet.

“I am a big fan of the off-the-shoulder trend. It is effortlessly sexy, showing just the appropriate amount of skin,” says Christie Griffiths, owner of Brightside Boutique. “An off-the-shoulder dress is probably the easiest route to go, giving you instant style without putting in too much effort.”

Off-the-shoulder tops can be paired with almost anything from high-waisted pants to miniskirts. “Since this look is so wearable [with many different ways to outfit it], it works on many different body types,” says Cydney Vigliotti, owner of Punch Boutique in Federal Hill. “I personally love the trend paired with jean shorts or skinny jeans and pumps.”

It also leaves lots of room for accessorizing. Use the open neckline to add a statement necklace or a larger pair of earrings. Agrees Vigliotti, “Complete the look with an awesome cross-body bag for the perfect summer look.”





You May Also Like


Charmed Life

Thank You For Trohv

A tribute to the beloved Hampden shop—which will close its doors next month—and the woman who created it.


Home & Living

Basket Case

Baskets are a stylish and clever solution to storage woes.



Collective Concepts flounce off-shoulder blouse at South Moon Under. -Photography by David Colwell

Connect With Us

Most Read


Amid The Economic Chaos, Downtown Partnership’s New President Has a Plan: Shelonda Stokes was just named president after serving in an interim leadership role.

Bottoms Up Bagels Rolls Into Harwood: Owners debut their new “BUB Hub” at 28th and Greenmount.

How These Surprise Quarantine ‘Flower Bombs’ Are Helping Families in Need: The paper-plate flowers have become a massive fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House.

The Womanist Reader Creates an Online Library of Black Literature: A Baltimore writer curates an evolving list of women writers for her women followers.

Boxer Yahu Blackwell Is An All-Everything Businessman: The 33-year-old Baltimore native is the owner of the new Rita’s Italian Ice in Hampden.