As far as tops go, we’ve seen sleeves dominating the trend cycle for quite some time now. From off-the-shoulder to puff sleeves to statement sleeves, the area of interest on popular top styles has been the sleeve area for years. This year, though, it’s the neckline that’s finally getting some attention with the introduction of spring’s asymmetrical top trend. One-shoulder tops of all kinds were seen all over the spring 2020 runways, with designers like Zimmermann championing the trend. Whether its a one shoulder tank or has a puffy sleeve attached, asymmetrical tops are the perfect way to show off a bit of skin in an interesting way.
Lucky for us, one-shoulder tops are beyond easy to style. If it’s a cropped silhouette, try pairing it with high-waisted trousers or jeans on the loos side to balance out the proportions. If it’s a longer style or bodysuit, high-waisted shorts or a skirt puts a feminine spin on the outfit. Just remember to be mindful of proportions—if the top is loose with a big, billowy sleeve opt for something tighter on the bottom. And if the one-shoulder style is tight and fitted, pair it with something loose-fitting or wide-leg. Balance is key to highlighting your waist and ensuring your outfit is flattering.
Top: Camila Coelho Collection Bella Bodysuit via Revolve| Belt: Elie Saab | Shoes: Tom Ford
Top: Camila Coelho Collection Jadie Sash Top via Revolve
Designers across the board have different versions of asymmetrical and one-shoulder tops as part of their spring collections. Labels like Johanna Ortiz, Oscar de le Renta, and Roland Mouret have tops with voluminous draping and interesting tie details, while brands like Ganni and Rick Owens are showing more fitted styles with unique prints and fabrics. Affordable retailers like Free People and H&M also have chic one-shoulder bodysuits that are an interesting swap to your typical v-neck or square-neck style. Whatever style you choose, prepare to see single shoulder styles takeover the fashion world this spring.
Photo: Ashley Moore
Top: Cotton Citizen
Photo: Elsa Hosk
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