The off-shoulder (also known as cold-shoulder) trend has been making waves for a couple of seasons now and – much to our delight – it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. One of the main reasons for this stickiness, which such few trends can achieve, is the fact that this silhouette is universal; it looks absolutely amazing on every woman, regardless of her body shape and size.
And like most popular fashion trends, the off-shoulder style has made its way into the world of swimwear as well. You can find it on everything from bikinis to kaftans,dresses and rompers and in every style you can imagine, from sexy to sophisticated and everything in between – the possibilities are endless!
To rock this trend, the most important thing to keep in mind is fit. It is imperative that you get the right size and fit around your shoulders and bust, especially in swimwear, to ensure that your top is not slipping off your shoulders when you wear it.Not only is this embarrassing; it may also leave you feeling uncomfortable, especially when you’re at the beach or in the pool.
One of our favourite off-shoulder swimsuits is the Amelie Lola bikini by Vitamin A Swimwear – a beautiful polkadot bikini with flirty ruffles across the neckline and backline. The beauty of this piece lies in its simplicity and can be dressed up or down to suit the occasion. Take this bikini crop top to the streets by rocking it with a pair of high waisted denim shorts. So many looks from one bikini – what’s not to love?
Another favorite is the Farrah Bikini from Beach Bunny Swimwear. The dainty lace on this little black bikini is perfect for the pool party. Pair it with a flowing printed kaftan and tie-up gladiator sandals to complete the look.
If you’re looking to make a statement, opt for a swimsuit that combines the off-shoulder style with a bold, on-trend print like big florals or bold stripes – or both. This ruffled one-piece swimsuit from Malai Swimwear has multiple ways to wear it: As a one-shoulder giving it an asymmetric look, or pulling it up. The best part about a bold, statement-making swimsuit is that you need very little to accessorize – throw on a monochrome cover-up and your best smile, and you’re good to go! To make the most of the off-shoulder style, dust on a smidgen of bronzer or body shimmer powder onto your collar bones and shoulder blades for some extra oomph. Voila!
The off-shoulder trend works really well with cut-out and string details as well. The sunbeam one piece by Kya Swim is a testament to this fact, and a great style to opt for if you’re looking for a sexier take on the cold-shoulder trend. Cherry on top? It’s reversible from a dusty rose to this sexy burgundy fall color.
When sporting a swimsuit as sexy as these styles are, it is a good idea to ensure that the rest of your look is understated – simply pair it with some delicate jewellery and a simple kaftan to cover up after the beach. Accentuate your shoulders by putting your hair up in a cute messy bun or high ponytail. This way, you can ensure that your sexy one-piece swimsuit does all the talking.
Whatever your style and whatever the occasion, you’re bound to find an off-shoulder trend that works for you – the best way to rock this trend is to look around, play with styles and just have fun with it!