Over the off-shoulder trend? Here’s what to try next…
There’s something undeniably sexy about an open back and this season there is a shift from evening dresses to shirts and knitwear. It’s not a replacement to your much loved off- shoulder looks, but a good alternative to when you want to stand out from the shoulder baring crowd.
This Anna Quan shirt has been spotted on some of my favourite bloggers and with chunky cuffs, elongated sleeves and option to personalise what’s not to love! The adjustable strap on the back gives you a flexible fit while the fabric is thick enough to protect your modesty. On my Instagram I styled with a skirt and boots but I think it looks best with distressed denim and flats. To bring a touch of elegance I opted for a round bag from Aigner which comes in this gorgeous colour and added a little accessory from My Zaza Doll that Nicole (@nicoleontrend) gifted me at her Christmas dinner.
Open back can be somewhat daring, especially when you have to consider the bra situation, but don’t let that put you off:
- Invest in good stick on nipple covers (you can wear a bra with a clear strap but I personally think that looks a bit tacky)
- Layer. Wear a striped t shirt, lace long sleeve top or a satin cami underneath if you want to keep the look modest
- I don’t mind open back with skirts with mini skirts but thats too much skin for Dubai, so balance it with jeans or trousers
- Add a long chain with a pendant for an extra touch