This week, the fashion world exploded with the Duchess of Cambridge’s slightly “daring” off the shoulder tailored look at the Museum of Natural History’s benefit in London. Flattering on all body types by accentuating the décolletage, you too can “class” up this silhouette. Take a tip from Kate and incorporate Summer’s favorite “off shoulder” style into your fashion wardrobe this Season.


 Created by designer Barbara Casasola for her Spring 2016 collection, the pinstripe cream colored dress is the perfect cross between classy yet cool. The Duchess dressed things up with dainty dangle earrings and strappy heels, but you could easily pair this look with  sandals for lunch with the girls, or your favorite comfy sneakers for the perfect “Athleisure” look.


At the workplace, keep your off the shoulder dress sophisticated by accessorizing with skinny cotton pants and classic oxfords for all day comfort and style.


On another day, create a different outfit with your skinnies by pairing with a lightweight cotton lace off the shoulder top for perfect polish.


Great for work or play, streamline your look with all neutrals. Go with a cream colored knit top paired with wide leg “culottes,” making a fashion comeback this year.

Other neutral cropped pant styles we like:
“Rylie” Taupe Jogger Pants
“Margaux” Metallic Floral Capri Pants
“Crepe” Black Satin Cropped Pants


Don’t limit your style to just black and white. Jazz things up with a pretty floral print off the shoulder blouse paired with your favorite skinny jeans, if appropriate. On other occasions, you can accessorize your top with a chic midi skirt or wide leg trousers for perfect sophistication.



Substitute your pants with a classy chic A line skirt for a fun, flirty look. Go all black in an off shoulder lace tunic and matching skirt, or switch things up in a “black and white” style with a white jacquard knit A line.


Another chic off the shoulder style that can be adapted to both work and “classy” events is Summer’s favorite romper.  Feel light and airy this Summer in a breezy white lace shorts set accessorized with nude colored sandals and handbag. Or, go with a  classic basic black style paired with minimal gold jewelry and a colorful handbag. Keep your look sophisticated by keeping hemlines longer for extra coverage, combining with classic handbags, jewelry, and shoes, and styling hair in a chic topknot, sleek pony, or loose curls carefully shaped in place.


Feeling a little daring? Go with a pretty printed cotton romper combined with solid colored accessorizes to streamline your look. From florals to Aztec to animal print, you’ll feel confident and polished in a whimsical print romper this Season.

Other printed romper options to try:
“Essie” Coral Printed Off the Shoulder Romper
“Summer” Ivory Printed Strapless Shorts Set


Extend the romper look to full length pants in a trendy printed jumpsuit, perfect for any Summer occasion.


Straight off the Spring 2016 runways, try a printed strapless jumpsuit for pure class and style. Whether on your way to the office or out and about for the day, you are sure to turn heads.

Our Favorite Printed Jumpsuit Styles:
“Cierra” Printed Jersey Jumpsuit
“Denna” Crepe de Chine Pantsuit
“On the Go” Purple Printed Jumpsuit



Feeling a bit whimsical? Forgo the solids and try a silky floral patterned cold shoulder top. Paired with skinny denim pants, a mini skirt, or trousers, you’ll be the talk of the town everywhere you go.

Our favorite patterned “cold shoulder” finds:
“Agne” Printed Cold Shoulder Tunic
“Ariana” Black Printed Blouse
“Cabana” Ivory Animal Print Tunic
“Cabana Sanctuary” Fuchsia Tunic
“Chain Reaction” White Silk Crop Waist Blouse


And finally, you must add a chic cold shoulder dress to the mix this Season. Whether for work or play, your dress will have you looking stylish without all the fuss. Tussle your hair and you are ready to rock. Choose a bold color to brighten your day, or an intricate pattern for some whimsy and fun.

Get similar cold shoulder dresses featured here:
“Naida” Coral Cold Shoulder Shirt Dress
“Floria” Printed Cold Shoulder Dress
“Design To Mezmorize” Printed Knit Dress

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Whichever you choose, from tops, to rompers, to jumpsuits, to dresses, you can add in the romantic off shoulder style to your fashion wardrobe this Summer and still stay classy. Pair with tailored items for a classic, timeless look. No matter what remember, it is the confidence and inner charm you exude that people will notice most, so be sure to dress in the clothes that make you feel the best YOU can be. Let us know which off shoulder look YOU dare to try this Summer by commenting below.

Here at Posh at Play, we want you to remember to,
Be You, Be Fabulous, and Always Be Feminine.

Off The Shoulder

                           OFF THE SHOULDER

chic-lace-off-the-shoulder-topShoulder is the new cleavage. Everyone is talking about this season’s Off The Shoulder look for Spring/Summer 2014 and continuing into the Fall 2014 season. The beauty of this design trend is that it can be adapted for every occasion. Whether you are looking for a sophisticated evening dress, casual day-wear, or something in between, the off-the-shoulder style has it all. Perfect when crafted from sheer fabrics for Spring/Summer, or from heavier weights for cooler temperatures, garments can be tailored or free-falling, making off-the-shoulder design ideal for all.Screen Shot 2014-07-14 at 3.31.26 PM


This summer trend gets classy with the Off The Shoulder black dress,  made in light weight knit that moves freely and featuring a plunging “V”neckline for drama.  Throw on a classic like “Glory” Pump by Topshop for a retro Breakfast at Tiffany’s look.  It’s an Off The Shoulder dress that makes any girl feel like a movie star.

Off The Shoulder Dress, Off The Shoulder Black Dress


                    WHITE OFF THE SHOULDER CHIFFON TOP For summer, go casual chic in ZENIA’S Off The Shoulder White top with sheer chiffon sleeves. Stay cool by pairing with shorts for daytime outings and pair with your favorite slim fit jeans, slacks or leggings for those hot summer nights. The key to staying sleek and chic in this Off The Shoulder trend, is to pair with a slimming bottom to compliment the flowing blouson top.

Off The Shoulder Blouse,  Off The Shoulder Top


Neon colors made a big splash on the runways this Spring/Summer and continuing into Fall 2014. Hale Bob’s Off The Shoulder tribal print tunic is perfect for casual days out, as well as nights out on the town.  For warmer months, pair with COACH CHARLEEN SANDALS,   then easily carry the look into Fall by pairing the tunic with your favorite heels. You’ll look and feel refreshed, and dazzle in this year’s trendy bright Neon color.

Off The Shoulder Tunic, Off The Shoulder Top

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Hale Bob’s  Off The Shoulder dress embodies several hot trends hitting the runway this year. It has an asymmetrical cut and an animal print design giving it a “Jane of the Jungle” style, all the rage this season.  It features the always flattering peplum waist that creates a curvy shape.  Pair with strappy heels for Summer and segue into Fall by pairing with luxurious CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN  Black Suede short boots. This vintage One Shoulder dress will have you “ready to roar”!

Off The Shoulder Dress, One Shoulder Dress (vintage)

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Here’s a different take on the vintage Off The Shoulder dress.  Hale Bob’s coral mock wrap dress dares to bare with the One Shoulder look, yet also reveals a more feminine, romantic style with the vintage drop waist, delicately embroidered neckline, and flutter long sleeve. Dress it up for a romantic evening out with CADRAMAZZO strappy sandals by ALDO.  Risky yet romantic.

Off The Shoulder Dress, One Shoulder Dress long (sleeve)



Carry the Off The Shoulder look into the Fall season with this cozy FREE PEOPLE Chunky Oversize Off The Shoulder sweater. Cozy knits made a big splash across the runways this season, so you’ll be fashionable yet comfortable for Fall 2014. Pair with your favorite skinny jeans and accessorize with chunky bracelets and chain necklaces for a fun, fashionable Fall.

Off The Shoulder, Off The Shoulder Sweater



For a more tailored Off The Shoulder look, slip into SASS & BIDE’S gold embroidered Off The Shoulder fitted peplum top. Flattering for all body types, pair with a fitted skirt for the office and easily segue into the cocktail hour. Or pair with your favorite skinny jeans and gilded BRIAN ATWOOD gold heels for a hot night on the town.

Off The Shoulder Top, Off The Shoulder Peplum Top



Carry the look to the beach or pool this Summer with MICHAEL KORS Off the Shoulder black one piece swimsuit with gold chain detailing. Look for Summer’s latest swimsuit trend in one piece swimsuits and also Off the Shoulder bikinis. Feel polished yet glamorous as you soak up the sun in style.  Accessorize with GUCCI gold cuff bracelet and hoop earrings as you stroll the Boardwalk.

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Whether daytime or evening , dressed up or dressed down, on the beach, out to lunch, or a night on the town, this season’s Off The Shoulder look is a trend you won’t want to miss. From swimsuits, to rompers, to tops, to dresses, the trend dares to bare while leaving a little bit of mystery. The Off The Shoulder style lends itself to a feminine, romantic feel of days gone by, while the sultriness gives it a modern freshness. The great thing about this trend is it easily segues into Fall allowing longer wear from your Summer purchases.  Be romantic. Be daring. Be bold. Give the Off the Shoulder trend a try this season.