Every year, a particular body part 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 shoulder and one-shoulder tops, but cold-shoulder tops have been the most popular. 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 because, after all, who doesn’t have beautiful shoulders.
The Most Popular Types of Cold Shoulder Tops For Summer?
Another popular cold shoulder top type 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 match 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 because they have skinny straps. This cold shoulder spaghetti strap blouse looks more like an off-the-shoulder, but the straps give it a 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 (similar here) 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.
6. Open Shoulder Top
Well, this is different! It’s half one open shoulder and half cold shoulder, resulting in one hot-looking cold shoulder top! The glamorous gold buckle makes this cold shoulder top a real show-stopper! This is great for vacation time. Couldn’t you see this in Vegas?
7. Cold Shoulder Top with Keyhole Neckline
Combine a keyhole neckline with cold-shoulder cutouts, and you have one of the prettiest cold shoulder tops for summer. Wear it with your favorite jeans or shorts, and throw in some fun accessories for a great everyday look.
8. Floral Cold Shoulder
Say Hello to yellow this spring. Bright yellow clothing is having a moment, and one of the loveliest pieces I have seen is this pretty yellow print top. This sunny, cold shoulder top has a high halter neckline and a chic keyhole neckline. I love it with white jeans and a touch of blush ( bag and earrings) to keep the look soft and pretty.
You could go with blush sandals, but that would look pretty matchy. Blush would also shorten your legs a bit compared to the off-white sandals, which create a continuous visual flow, and make your legs appear longer.
There are also a lot of great women’s cold shoulder tops on Amazon.
How do you like cold shoulder tops? Love them or hate them?
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