There is nothing more subtly seductive than showing a little shoulder; to allow your skin to play a coquettish game of peek-a-boo with the world, tossing out a wink to your many admirers with each wiggle of your upper arm. It is not something, mind you, that can be achieved with a simple tank, halter, or tube top. Though all of the above show off your skin, they are too commonplace to truly turn heads in a way synonymous with that of the sudden appearance of an Oscar-winning starlet in your local supermarket. For such a show stopping look one must turn instead to a one-shoulder creation; and the one-shoulder stunner I have set my sights on is…Alexander Wang’s Satin Jersey One-Shoulder Dress.
Kitty cats, the goddesses of yesteryear had it right when they draped themselves in sophisticated, floor-sweeping gowns that covered just one shoulder, and allowed the other to shimmer tauntingly amidst the harsh glow of the flickering candlelight. Such a style is something that allows the wearer to show off their femininity; whilst retaining complete majestic modesty. The Satin Jersey One-Shoulder Dress is no different.
Though the hemline is quite a bit shorter than the ones seen in years past, it creates the perfect cutting-edge aesthetic for the tres chic Twenty-First Century girl who craves the ability to be coy in terms of clothing, yet flirty at the very same moment; while the all-over draping detail that adorns the black satin jersey material adds volume to the style without forcing the wearer to forsake resilience. It is a saucy new take on the well-known little black dress. Sadly, at $595.00, it is also well out of the budget of the modern-day working girl. Luckily, ASOS has come to the rescue.
Though more bodycon than the Wang wonder; ASOS’ Twisted Slinky One Shoulder Dress, for just $64.25, is every bit as daring as its higher-priced counterpart, with the added bonus of being available in a total of seven different colors – black, purple, mink, lime, white, flawless pink, and navy – giving you the chance to buy a different shade for every single day of the week!
What’s your stand…will you splurge, or save?
Thanks to Net-A-Porter and ASOS for the pictures.
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