Last year, fashion lovers bore it all and made off-shoulder a hot ruling trend on the radar. It all started when Aishwarya Rai Bachchan dazzled at Cannes in a flowing off-shoulder dress and a purple lipstick, making heads turn. This year, fashion experts say that an extension of off-shoulder in the form of one-shoulder is in vogue. Designers have already started experimenting the trend in Indian as well as western outfits.
Calling the trend feminine, fashion designer Nishka Lulla says, globally the trend is hot this season, but in Indian attire, too, women are incorporating it sensationally. "In many ways sarees with strapless blouses are giving the one shoulder feel. One-shoulder blouses with high-waist lehengas and one-shoulder anarkalis are very fashionable and make casual outfits more dressy," she says.
While one-shoulder dresses and gowns are getting a nod, fashion designer Nandita Mahtani feels that people should be experimental with the trend. "One-shoulders have hit the runway and we are also already incorporating the cut in Indian wear. Don't mistake this trend for a typical one-shoulder frill top. Striped shirts to sexy shirt dresses, one sleeve is all you need. It's an easy cut to style in the form of a pair of jeans, stilettos and a one-shoulder summer sweater," she says.
One-shoulder as a trend is subtle to carry and negates the discomfort of baring too much. It is ideal for those who shy away from wearing an off-shoulder and strapless and want to experiment with something afresh in varied attires. "It's all about the 90's inspired one-shoulder this season, whether it's the off-shoulder 'flash dance'-inspired tee or a classic white shirt with a one shoulder twist. Everyone is baring their shoulders and adding the quirk by wearing one-shoulder ruffle dresses, jumpsuits, shirts, tees and kaftans," says Lulla.
Still thinking how to wear it? Go bold and flirty and instead of following a celebrity, add quirk and create your own style.