Ask anyone what the reigning trend of summer is and we’d bet that nine times out of 10, you’d get off-the-shoulder tops as your answer. Women all over the country (hell, all over the planet) have adopted this flattering closet companion and worn versions across the gamut. Don’t fret: We’re not suggesting you retire your clavicle-baring beauties just yet, but we do have to admit that it’s starting to feel a bit passé to step out in a basic billowy off-shoulder blouse. After all, it’s good to feel unique, right?
If you share similar thoughts, we have an exciting new look for you to try that doesn’t sacrifice the allure of showing off your shoulders. For fall, some of our favorite established and emerging designers such as Nina Ricci and Beaufille debuted thick fold-over tops and dresses in their collections. This modern, sleek update feels like the sophisticated cousin to the ruffled blouses of summer, which makes sense as we transition into the autumn months.
See below for examples from designers and brands on how to get the look, and tell us if you’ll be taking the trend for a spin in the comments below.
We already knew this trend was fun, but how much more festive does it look adorned with feathers?
A satin blouse feels especially decadent.
Accessorize with a pair of statement drop earrings.
The look translates divinely onto a cocktail dress.
Bonus: You can try this trend out via a sweater.
Team this top with a pair of wide-leg trousers for an evening out.
Keep an eye on this Canadian brand; we suspect you’ll be seeing a lot more from the designer.
Snag one in black so you can mix and match with your favorite going-out pieces.
We’d try this one with a full printed skirt.
True, we’re cheating a little with this one due to the covered-up shoulders, but we couldn’t resist showcasing this beautiful fold-over top from Rosetta Getty’s fall collection. Plus, we included an off-shoulder version for you to shop.
We couldn’t not include Tibi in an off-the-shoulder story.
Style with vintage-inspired denim.
Curious to see how Olivia Palermo styles her off-the-shoulder top? Have a look!