Now let me just say that sometimes I can be slow to jump on a trend but once embraced I do tend to go a bit nuts.
The Off the Shoulder trend is the perfect example of this.
I resisted this trend with great gusto – I purchased a gorgeous white off the should lace from Katies months ago but took it back straight away. I needed time I just wasn’t ready.
One of the biggest hurdles for me (as a big boobed gal) was the horror and uncomfort wearing a strapless bra.
I still hate the strapless bra but I have found a way to wear my normal bra but with the straps pulled down on my arms under the top. This may be a bit unorthodox but it works and is so much more comfortable than my strapless bra.
So far I have given into my obsession with 3 off the shoulder tops – check out my Instagram page to see how I have worn them.
This combined all my summer loves – white, 100% cotton and lace.
This had to be my first off shoulder dress and the added bonus was the price of $59.00 – to find all my summer loves in one place for under $100.00 made it a must have.
Now imagine my excitement when I recieved the dress that not only was the dress everything I had thought it also had POCKETS!
The holy grail when it comes to a dress in my book and I know a lot of you ladies feel the same.
Now the dress is very light so a little see-through but I wore nude underwear and it wasn’t an issue, but next time I may wear a short slip.
I love the sleeves on this dress with their lace detailing – they are 3/4 sleeve and loose; so lovely and cool for the summer months. Also the longer length is great for those ladies that like to cover the top of their arms.
I think that any women can work the off the shoulder trend – I think that bare shoulders is such a great look on any women. It can tend to be a little bit more flattering than the spaghetti strap top.
I kept the accessories quite minimal and let the dress do most of the talking.
I love the combination of tan and white – so fresh for summer. So I added a pair of tan lace up sandals (another of my obsessions) from Famous Footwear Newlook $69.99.
The other combination that I love with white is silver and turquoise. So I added a gorgeous long necklace made by Fiona from Sister In Style $40.00.
These necklaces really are special and limited run on each colour -so if you see a colour you love don’t wait. I love a long necklace as I find it helps elongate my body and break up the block colour.
Now because I have kept my jewellery and footwear quite simple I can afford to go all out with my handbag/tote.
This one Pink & Raspberry Hive Jaipur Bag – $39.00 (gifted) is the perfect pop of colour for the all white dress. It will also be perfect for our upcoming beach holiday.
The bag has a zip closure, lined inside with a zip pocket perfect for your keys or phone.
NOW just before I go did I mention that this dress has pockets – sigh, you had me at hello!
So are you in love with the Off the Shoulder trend or would you prefer to avoid it?