Sunday 21 May 2017

The Fashion Post | Tried & Tested - The Off The Shoulder Shirt Trend

White Shirt | Jeans (similar) | Boots (similar)

Fashion - an ever changing, ever evolving world. You either keep up with it and it's trends or you fall behind. 

Admittedly I am not one to succumb to trends, if I don't like something, there is no way will I wear it simply on the basis that it is 'in'. I tend to avoid a lot of trends for fear of blending in. However, the off the shoulder shirt trend is something that appears to be taking the fashion world by storm and something that I may just be on board with. Putting my fashion trend snobbery aside, I decided to root out my old shirts and give them a little off the shoulder revamp.

Often in fashion, trends are just trends and clothes are just clothes. Fashion weeks produce them, clothing brands duplicate them, fashion bloggers and magazines share them, and fashion followers wear them. That is the cycle. However, no one seems to review them, or really give things much thought. The practicality of fashion and it's trends is often overlooked, with the importance being placed on how you look, rather than how you feel
So, taking the off the shoulder shirt trend, I have decided to try this craze out for myself and report back with just how practical, comfortable and sensible the whole thing is. 

The three main areas I focused on when putting the trend to the test was 
- how comfortable I was throughout the day
- how practical said trend was to wear  
- if the trend was appropriate for every day life and tasks

Done all in the name of fashion, my findings were mixed. While I love the effortless aesthetic this trend gives off along with the fact that it has given the old white shirt a new lease of life, I am unsure as to how realistic this is on a mundane, day to day kind of basis. 

If, like me, you generally steer clear of bras you will have a serious case of paranoid boobies while wearing this trend. The constant checking to make sure a boob has not slipped out of it's assigned place can be a little off putting, not to mention tiring. Then we have eating, drinking, and attempting to do any other kind of standard task. All of the above are made that bit harder by trying to hold your top in place, for fear of looking stupid, or worse, a tit falling out. Not only do you have restricted movement from the shirt, it also requires constant fixing so that you look on top of your game. Something that makes the simple task of eating  or applying make up that little more difficult. 

Overall, I like this trend, I promise I do. But having worn it on a few occasions I have come to the realisation that while it looks cool, it does not come without it's cons. 

My overall verdict on this sassy trend - Perfect for night time wear, when you want to show off some skin and feel comfortable in knowing that you will not be doing many activities. But probably best to be avoided if you are going for a job interview, or out for Sunday dinner with your parents, nip slips are a hazard. 

Let me know in the comments your thoughts on this trend. Have you tried it before, or are you steering clear? I would love to hear your feedback. 

Adele x


  1. nice look dear!

  2. I love this outfit.
    The boots are very in at the moment - so right on point there.
    And I love the way you have matched them to your white shirt.
    This is totally my type of outfit.
    Set to Glow

  3. Looks so lovely on you!x

  4. you pull this outfit off so well! x

    Liz | LotsofLoveLiz

  5. Love this outfit :)

    Ellen x

  6. I love this look so much!

  7. I LOVE the trend! But I'm too busty for it. LOL But it does give a great look.

  8. you rock this trend! and omg that front door!! What an adorable blog you have! <3

  9. I wrote this post a while ago about loving my shoulders, and my love of the "cold shoulder" style - I'm not sure how I feel about this though. You look incredible, but I think I'd just look like I hadn't got dressed properly, haha - I'm like Kim above, there would just be boobs flying everywhere.

    Unrelated: how badly do I want a yellow front door now.

    Lis / last year's girl x

  10. Hey Adele, you have a great style. I love it and I love the photos too. Great blog with a beautiful sense of style! Greetings from Germany

  11. I love this casual combination and the colour blocking you've created with your boots.

  12. Dear Adele,
    that looks sooo good on you! I haven't tried this look before, but I can imagine myself wearing it pretty well. But you're right, it doesn't seem very practical and it's most probably very hard to keep everything in place. Such a pitty! However, if you're simply going out for a drink or two, it just might work well... so I think I'm going to try it out myself this spring/sommer. Thank you for the inspiration and your honest words! Best wishes,

  13. Wow! This outfit is so fabulous! I am a HUGE fan of the off the shoulder trend and you wear it so well in this look. Such an awesome look!


  14. You are so right. Trends are often times followed without thinking of how it makes one feel. Now that I think of it, much as i love off shoulder anything, they are uncomfortable. I really should give more thought to the things I wear. Loving this post! And oh, you look incredible!

  15. When the bardot off-the-shoulder dress trend came out I jumped on it for a wedding I had. I loved the dress so much but I drove to the wedding and just turning the steering wheel was a challenge with the restricted movement due to the overlap of the bardot. It was made all the worse by the fact the wedding was in a house down what felt like 100 miles of winding country lanes. I'm glad that someone is testing the trends for practicality!! I'm certainly more wary now.

    Rachel |

  16. WOW Great post!
    follow or follow? let me know

  17. 'Constant checking that a boob hadn't slipped out' - you crack me up Adele. You look stunning and you're killing the outfit. Loving your blog beautiful x
    Lots of love,
    Marina Rosie x

  18. Hey Adele!
    I love this look on you. The off-shoulder white shirt with the white boots and straight-legged jeans are right on point! Thanks for sharing and writing this post! I love your other posts on the blog. The hair color review was so fun to read and read your process on it.
    Best, DYL

  19. I absolutely adore this outfit and the dreamy yellow door in the background ha ha! By far one of my favourite blogs around, you go girl! X

  20. Hey such a nice look!

  21. Ah hun, this is absolutely gorgeous - you look beautiful! :)

    Layla xx


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