Off-the-shoulder silhouettes are the latest statement to make. We look at how they give our favourite wardrobe heroes a relevant update

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An approachable take on the trend, bardot tops are an effortless way to reveal a slash of skin and update your look. Imagined in all-black but designed with a statement frill, this season’s wear-anywhere top is anything but basic. It lends itself particularly well to evening thanks to its dramatic off-the-shoulder neckline and all-black palette so try but keep the overall look fresh by teaming it with tan or khaki separates (culottes work best) and soft suede mules. For a more casual take on the look, make the likes of 50’s icon Bridget Bardot your muse and hero it with light-wash denim and a pocket square fastened at the nape of your neck.


The cold-shoulder dress is a chic take on an occasionwear mainstay and it has made its way to the top of our current wishlist, earning its status as this season’s most-wanted piece. Whether it’s bodycon cuts or something more fluid that you favour, there’s something to suit all tastes which perhaps contributes to the reasons that this particular style is in the spotlight. Statement earrings work to highlight the distinctive neckline and create an aesthetic that’s overtly feminine but has a distinctive sharpness about it.


Where the dress goes the jumpsuit shall follow so it’s only natural that the cold-shoulder trend filters through to this season’s one-piece collection, putting an unexpected riff on tailored styles. Striking and sophisticated all at once with a hint of the androgynous about it, it’s the ultimate choice for the modernist come event season. Take the look from day to night and wear it with towering heels and add the most minimal of clutch bags to cut a sleek silhouette.