Every year a particular part of the body becomes the new fashion focal point, and for a while now, it’s been women’s shoulders. As a result, we’ve seen a lot of Off the shoulder and one-shoulder tops, but what’s been the most popular are cold shoulder tops. Here are a few of the hottest, cold shoulder tops for women our age.
What is a Cold Shoulder Top?
A cold shoulder top (also known as an open shoulder top) is a top or blouse with peek-a-boo cutouts at the shoulders and upper arms.
Many women prefer a cold shoulder top over a one-shoulder or off-the-shoulder top because you get better coverage. With a cold shoulder, the tops of your shoulders are covered, meaning most times you can wear a regular bra, but you also get that hint of skin peeking through which is youthful and sexy in a subtle way.
Whether it’s a blouse, sweatshirt, or a simple t-shirt, a cold shoulder top is comfortable to wear because after all, who doesn’t have beautiful shoulders?
The Most Popular Types of Cold Shoulder Tops For Summer?
1. Cold Shoulder T-Shirt Top
A t-shirt cold shoulder top is just that – a tee shirt with a scoop or v neck, and the shoulders snipped out. This cute, orange, cold shoulder T-shirt top is a great example. This type of cold shoulder top has simple, clean lines and looks very modern and sporty worn with a pair of jeans and some cute accessories.
2. Cold Shoulder Flowy Sleeve Top
Another type of cold shoulder top that is very popular is the Bell or Ruffle sleeve cold shoulder top. It is a bit looser and flowier than the more fitted t-shirt cold shoulder top. It also often has a higher neckline, and the cutouts are round to matchy the flowy sleeves rather than being cut straight across.
Bell/Ruffle sleeves cold shoulder tops have a more romantic, feminine vibe than t-shirt cold shoulder tops.
3. Cold Shoulder Spaghetti Strap Top
Some Cold Shoulder tops are a little trickier to wear because they have skinny straps. This cold shoulder spaghetti strap blouse looks more like an off the shoulder, but the straps give it a more dainty look. The key with this type of cold- shoulder is a good strapless bra!
Imagine wearing this breezy, cold shoulder top-down by the beach, at an outdoor café, or when you’re out walking around some cute little town on a hot summer weekend. This is flirty and fun.
4. Cold Shoulder Top – Long Sleeves
Many women prefer tops with long sleeves but don’t want to look dowdy, so in this case, a long sleeve cold shoulder top adds excitement. This one has dramatic bell sleeves, and cutouts edged in the prettiest ruffles. A cold shoulder top like this is a real statement make and doesn’t need much else to make it work.
Just remember that with all that flowy volume up top to keep things closer to the body on the bottom – meaning a pair of skinny white jeans with this cold shoulder blouse works perfectly to balance out your shape.
5. Split Shoulder Top
The slit shoulder top is another variation of the cold shoulder top. It’s a little edgier like someone has slashed the sleeves to reveal a touch of skin. I like the look of this floral cold shoulder tunic worn over white jeans. The white bottom makes the top stand out.
How do you like cold shoulder tops? Love them or hate them?