Bollywood is standing shoulders above the rest. You want to join in?

  • Aditi Caroli, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Apr 01, 2016 07:45 IST
Actors (l to r) Sonali Bendre, Adah Sharma and Athiya Shetty rock off-shoulder tops (Yogen Shah)

Not a fan of plunging necklines and backless dresses but still want to show off some skin? Go for shoulder baring this spring for a fun, flirtatious look. And there’s no dearth of celeb inspo if you’re looking for some.

Peasant tops are super versatile. Actor Sonali Bendre took the boho route in her tucked-in top worn over a flowy skirt. While actor Adah Sharma aced casual chic in her floral top with denim shorts, actor Athiya Shetty went for Indo-Western fusion by pairing an embroidered top with a long jacket and dhoti pants.

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This trend also made it to the red carpet with actors Freida Pinto and Aditi Rao Hydari rocking off shoulder gowns. Actors Sonakshi Sinha and Katrina Kaif, too, aced the trend with breezy shoulder-baring dresses.

While actors Aditi Rao Hydari and Freida Pinto’s looks added oodles of glam to the red carpet in their off-shoulder gowns, actors Sonakshi Sinha and Katrina Kaif’s shoulder-baring dresses looked casual and fun. (Yogen Shah, AFP, Girish Srivastav)

Ace the style

There are numerous ways to play around with off-shoulder outfits, and this style is fashion gods’ gift to those with pear and apple figures, as it balances your body proportions, but there are some dos and don’ts that you must pay heed to.

Wear breezy dresses and crop tops with maxis or shorts to your casual outings. While in the corporate mode, pair your off-shoulder tops with tailored trousers and pencil skirts. You can also invest in a silk dress for your date or clubbing nights.

It goes without saying that you need to wear strapless lingerie as a peeking strap looks super tacky. Since the focus is drawn to your neck when you wear an off-the-shoulder outfit, you can wear a statement neckpiece. Go for stylish metal chokers, stone-encrusted necklaces or multiple layers of beaded strands.

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