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Old 04-21-2017, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Bay Area California
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I saw some of this last season and a lot more now. I was browsing around looking for tunics and quite a few have this "look" now.

Personally, I'm not crazy about it. I just can't see myself in it. It doesn't feel like me.

What's your take? Do you own any cold shoulder pieces?
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Old 04-21-2017, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I saw some of this last season and a lot more now. I was browsing around looking for tunics and quite a few have this "look" now.

Personally, I'm not crazy about it. I just can't see myself in it. It doesn't feel like me.

What's your take? Do you own any cold shoulder pieces?
I like it, it can look really cool. My holiday party dress this year had a cold shoulder. And I have one top. I saw another tempting one, and I may get that. Depending on the design it can be somewhat timeless. But also not super practical.
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Old 04-21-2017, 03:28 PM
 
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I have a cold-shoulder top, and I like it, and it's fine...but yeah...a LOT of the stores are carrying a LOT of cold shoulder clothing. I was in our local Gordman's yesterday, and it's practically the only kind of tops they carried. Lord knows, I don't want ALL my summer wardrobe being ALL cold shoulder.


And also...the whole off-the-shoulders thing...I GOTTA wear a bra...so it's a look that frustrates me a little.
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Old 04-21-2017, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I'm not a fan of the cold shoulder. Not that there's anything wrong with my shoulders, but it's just not me.
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Old 04-21-2017, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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Way too much of it out there now. Tired of it already.
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Old 04-21-2017, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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I like the look, but not on me.
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Old 04-21-2017, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Bay Area California
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Yeah, I get the practicality issue that many of you mention. I've seen quite a few that have just a strap where the bra strap would be, then a gap in fabric, then the remainder of the sleeve. I'm thinking it would be a crapshoot to get the strap of the top continually aligned with the bra strap.

As fleetiebelle said - nothing wrong with the style, it just doesn't feel like me. And it seems that because there is so much of it, finding alternatives in everyday casual type tops is more of a hunt.

I can see it being a good look for beach type wear or an evening party dress like jade408 has. Just for an everyday tunic though, it seems "overdone" to me. A lot of them have a lot of trim, bold fabric patterns, huge bell sleeves or multiple slits and the garment just seems too busy to me.
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Old 04-21-2017, 05:43 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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It's a good look for plus sizes, because the strap is there to cover the bra strap (a small safety pin will keep them continually aligned) and the sleeve hides the underarm area.
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Old 04-21-2017, 07:19 PM
 
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I LOVE IT! I think it is sexy without really showing anything. I have several tops in this style.
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Old 04-21-2017, 07:27 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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I saw some of this last season and a lot more now. I was browsing around looking for tunics and quite a few have this "look" now.

Personally, I'm not crazy about it. I just can't see myself in it. It doesn't feel like me.

What's your take? Do you own any cold shoulder pieces?
I don't like it either. Fortunately, there are plenty of tunics that don't have it. I think it looks cheap, like a trend that will be over in a flash.
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