After a long winter of cozy dressing and covering up, get ready to show some skin by spotlighting the body’s sexiest erogenous zone — the shoulder. For spring, there is a new silhouette in town and it’s one that plays fast and loose with the neckline, proving there is nothing hotter than revealing a little shoulder. Though crop tops and bralets may have been the go-to vehicle for skin exposure in seasons past, it’s the clavicle that’s at the new frontier of feminine sex appeal. With J. Mendel taking a sleek, elegant, minimalist approach, as Balmain and Rodarte revive the 80s and 90s with their takes on the exposed shoulder, this retro-inspired trend has an inadvertent, come-hither effect. Think Grease’s Sandy gone wild, but modified for today.
If the thought of exposing cleavage or baring your midriff makes you cringe, test drive an off-the-shoulder dress or blouse, since this subtly sexy feminine feature is sophisticated in an old-school glamour kind of way.