As much as we love a good crop top, even we admit there are plenty of other chic ways to show a little skin this summer. One of the most flattering ways? With an off-the-shoulder neckline.
Celebrities certainly seem to think so. They’ve been working the style on the red carpet for months now.
Giovanna Battaglia in Dolce & Gabbana at the 2014 Met Gala
Dakota Fanning in Elie Saab at the world premiere of Maleficent
Sarah Jessica Parker at the amfAR Gala in Schiaparelli/a>
And for good reason! Pretty much everyone has gorgeous shoulders. I mean, hardly anyone bemoans that part of their body the way they bemoan their abs or thighs. That’s one of the reasons there are so many strapless wedding dresses!
Off-the-shoulder tops are also super easy to wear—as long as you have a strapless bra. You can basically pair a shoulder-baring top with anything, just like you would a tank top. Try them with your favorite jean shorts for a romantic flower-child-meets-renaissance-princess vibe.