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Star Style: Bare Shoulders

When it comes to flesh-baring for summer, sometimes, less is definitely more. An alluring yet tasteful way to show some skin, this season, we’re making like the ladies on the red carpet and opting for a flash of shoulder. Whether you go for a completely unadorned décolletage, a halterneck look or a meet-in-the-middle, one-shouldered approach, this trend has been spotted on many a style maven. Scroll through the gallery above from some inspiration…

One Shoulder
Julianne Moore really can do no wrong when it comes to showcasing effortless style. Her one-sleeved Givenchy Couture gown is a lesson in itself on how to work the one-shouldered look to a T – with hair swept back and statement earrings. Noomi Rapace’s girlie puff-sleeve gown was given a fresh one-shouldered update.
We love: Reiss’ Solange One Shoulder Dress is perfect for summer parties and the divine pastel orange hue is sure to make you stand out.

If you want to forgo the strapless look, going for a halterneck is an ideal way to still let your shoulders do the talking. Elisabeth Moss’ Oscar de la Renta dress, fastened at the neck by a yellow ribbon, proved that it’s all in the tiny details, while Ophelia Lovibond opted for contemporary separates – a chic black halterneck crop top and a printed skirt.
We love: If, like us, you want to work the halterneck à la Ophelia, Alice + Olivia’s Halter T-Back Crop Top is a great start.

Powerful when done well, strapless looks are feminine and alluring. Sienna Miller wowed onlookers at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival with her ruffle-edge monochrome number while Dakota Johnson’s tuxedo-esque black two-piece deserved endless style kudos. To keep the ensemble truly minimal, make sure you go sans necklace.
We love: This strapless printed jumpsuit by MICHAEL Michael Kors is our style ticket to everything this summer.

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