Off Shoulder Trend: Embracing The One Shoulder

Often over shadowed by the double off shoulder, the one shoulder is the unsung hero of elegance and quirk…

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Call me old fashioned (I have had this romper for almost 10 years now!), but I love a one-shouldered garment. In a time where bearing shoulders is the new sexy, the one shoulder should be represented strongly. Aside from bloggers shooting their oversized tees or bath robes hanging off one shoulder, the style really isn’t well represented.

More often reserved for swimsuits and evening gowns than every day looks, the one shoulder is slowly starting to appear more and more in every day fashion. These days, the one shoulder ruffle dress seems to be quite the staple, and one shoulder shirts are even starting to trickle down into fast fashion. Hurrah, there is no more need to wear our double shouldered shirts hanging off one shoulder!

Even still, the one shoulder is yet to be appreciated as much as the off shoulder.

If I had to pick one thing that has me won over with the single shouldered garment, it is the practicality. As beautiful as an off shoulder outfit is, I can’t even put into words how limiting they are. The constant readjusting, and the inability to lift your arms above 45 degrees, are just two of the limitations of the aesthetically pleasing but highly unpractical ‘off shoulder’. It just makes sense to have at least one strap. Or something going over your shoulder (rather than across the front of them) at the very least.

Aside from the superior practicality, there is something nice about wearing a style that is lesser seen. Would you expect anything less from me?! Everywhere you look is an off-shoulder style. While it is a lovely trend, it is also refreshing to opt for something just that little bit different.

Are you a fan of the one-shoulder? Would you be willing to give it a go over the double off shoulder?