A Bardot top is the easiest way to create subtle appeal just by displaying a surreptitious glimpse of your décolletage. And for you, neither comfort nor elegance should be compromised. It’s just all or nothing. Flaunting midriffs, shoulders, thighs, and knees have always been in the moment. But when you are more in the mood of having a demure way of flashing skin, opt for off-shoulder tops.
Read on to see the different varieties of shoulder-baring tops that you can try all summer long.
Substitute your go-to date night dress with a flowy off-shoulder number like Liza’s. It doesn’t have to be flashing or revealing to look flirty. Steal her look and set those itching collarbones free in this romantic and airy pairing. To avoid looking like you’re wearing a gown, add sky-high heels to the mix or just get your pants hemmed. Sarah Lahbati
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Go all out like Sarah as she reveals a lot of skin in a deep V-plunge and a high-slit. However, keep in mind that this style calls for the right type of strapless bra, which is a sartorial investment because bras with transparent or plastic straps are (obviously) not invisible. Allowing those flimsy straps to be seen is a serious fashion crime and someone will definitely sic Valentina Valencia (Interpol, Global Fashion Division) on you.
For ladies who live for the beauty of the sea, a black off-shoulder top is a nice tropical wardrobe staple if you’re up for a little darkness. With its wearable and surprisingly cool edge, team it up with high-waist denim skirts or even luxe bohemian pants, and look elegant while looking at your most casual on the pristine white shores of Boracay like Mari does. Finish it off with espadrilles made of textured twill as you venture around town. Kelsey Merrit
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Kelsey proves that billowy ruffles are not only romantic but also sexy at the same time. When donning this type of top, you don’t have to overthink your accessories—wear very little jewelry, like a fine chain or a quirky watch. And, when the fluff gets too much, reign it in by tucking it inside your bottoms to create some visual interest in the waist area.
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Looking for a different take on the shoulder-baring trend? Have a dainty one-shoulder moment like Mariel Padilla in a Con Cordeta top. For a business-meets-street-style-weekend look, pair this tailored top with a maxi skirt and white trainers. Extra points if the maxi is sheer! It’s time to leave your comfort zone. A tip when showing off a bit of bare shoulder: Wear something minimal below so the eyes are drawn directly upward. Erich Gonzales
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The warm-weather favorite is not just made for crystal clear turquoise waters; it also doubles up as a chic work uniform to ace first impressions in the professional setting. As long as the sleeves are well-cut and paired with tailored pants, it’s work-appropriate. When shopping, look for small details that make the entire ensemble one-of-a-kind. To finish it off, slip into simple strappy black heels and wear a neat ponytail like Erich does.