I have always appreciated the beauty in asymmetry, especially in clothing. One example is the one shoulder top which I have loved for as long as I can remember. It’s so interesting and it’s the perfect statement piece. For some reason though I don’t own a one shoulder top or dress but then again it’s pretty easy to transform a top in to one.
After yesterday’s outfit I got inspired to create more looks wearing a top/dress as a one shoulder top/dress. So today I’m showing you 5 outfits with 5 different pieces worn like one shoulder tops/dresses.
Let’s get started!
The One Shoulder Off Shoulder
As you know we have seen the off shoulder trend everywhere for a long time now and the truth is it won’t stay forever but the’re are a lot of other trends replacing it. During fashion month we saw one sleeve tops, flashdance shoulders and one shoulder tops. I decided to add one that as far as I know doesn’t have a name yet; the one shoulder off shoulder top. Basically it’s a one shoulder top but at the same time it’s off the shoulder. I think it looks really gorgeous and this off shoulder button up blouse was perfect for this (because it was a bit to tight around the shoulders.) What do you think? Is this something you would wear?
To keep the sleeve from hanging I tied it with the opposite front panel of the blouse.
The Long One Shoulder Top
If saw my outfit yesterday you might recognize this long top with a high slit. It was originally a dress but I never wore it so I turned it in to a long top. I pinned the sleeve to the side of the top and then I tied it with the front panel of the top. Underneath I wore my Dior inspired bra (see how I made it here) for something extra. I paired the top with a faux leather skirt (which I recently fixed for my sister, thanks for letting me borrow it!) I added a silver bracelet, a cuff earring and my black pumps to finish off the look.
The Lace Kimono One Shoulder Dress
If you have a kimono or cardigan you can easily turn it into a one shoulder with a few pins. I wore a strapless dress as a base and then I added my lace kimono over, added a safety pin at the side, wrapped the sleeve at the front and finally pinned that in place as well. I also did it in another way where I wrapped the kimono half way where I pinned it in place and then wrapped the sleeve and pinned it at the back. I paired it with a lace choker and my Vagabond pumps.
The Ruffle Blouse One Shoulder
As I mentioned recently I really want a voluminous floral blouse possibly a one shoulder so I looked through my closet to see if I had anything remotely similar and I found my leopard print blouse. I bought this lovely blouse second hand and because it’s a v-neck it looks really interesting worn as a one shoulder. To define the waist I wrapped the sleeve around and pinned it at the back. I paired the blouse with white jeans, black v-neck pumps and my over sized silver pearl earrings.
The One Shoulder Dress
Finally I wore my striped dress that I love so much and wore it as a one shoulder. To hide the sleeve I added my corset belt which also added something extra. I also added my feather hoops and my leopard print pumps.
In the end you can turn a lot of pieces in to one shoulder’s as long as it’s not to tight around the neckline. I would love to have an actual one shoulder and when I buy one I’d love for it to look something like this.
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Have a lovely day!