The trend for cut-outs can look a bit tacky; here’s how to do it right
Words Nini Khatiblou
Illustration Aase Hopstock
Word on the fashion street is that shoulders are the last parts of the body to show signs of ageing, so it’s no wonder designers thrust them into the spotlight on the SS17 catwalks. Choice is rife from the one-shoulder to the halterneck to the strapless, but our particular favourite is the reinvention of the cold shoulder as seen at Altuzarra: subtle yet sexy, youthful yet utterly grown up, it’s the perfect AM-to-PM summer trend.
How to wear
While bared shoulders have in the past tended towards understated elegance, this season takes a much more playful approach, so you’re looking for a Cannes rather than a Paris vibe. We love the clashing prints on this Altuzarra frock and the frill detail just makes it that much more fun. For extra fashion points, incorporate a wide belt and finish with OTT statement earrings and a smile. This is daytime dress-up for confident women – enjoy.
Fashion Editor and Stylist
Nini is a London-based stylist and the Fashion Editor of PHOENIX Digital. With over 10 years experience working on the UK’s biggest-selling magazines, she currently splits her time between styling celebrity and fashion shoots for PHOENIX Digital and working with a host of commercial brands in a consultancy and styling framework to create some of the biggest ad campaigns on the market.