A recent article in The Sunday Times, Style magazine by Julie Burchill, called The Hot Shoulder, made me chuckle.

” Beauty-wise, shoulders are the last thing to go. You may have varicose veins and middle-age spread, housemaids’s knee and tennis elbow, crow’s feet, turkey neck, duck’s arse and those nasty little lines around your mouth that cause your once-luscious lips to resemble a cat’s bum – but unless you’re unlucky your shoulder’s will always be beautiful.”

Vulgar but funny. I totally agree with her message though, shoulders are soft sexy, not in your face, trying too hard…so below are some styles to bare just a little.

Sheer sleeves on this blouse by Karen Millen add to the softly sexy styling – easily wear with jeans or black midi skirt.

KM blouse

Karen Millen cut out blouse

Coast‘s Bardot range of dresses and tops are perfect for shoulder baring, just accessories with simple long earrings.

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Coast Bardot dress

Reiss have this gorgeous jumper for casual evening or layer over a polo neck or shirt for day time.

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Reiss off shoulder sweater

Julie ends with…        ” after years of the focus being on things that look best in the first flush of youth – legs and abs on the catwalk, tits and ass on the red carpet  – it makes a change for the body part of choice to be one that you don’t need to starve, sit up or self-mutilate through surgery to display.”

1966 blue vintage jumpsuit Christian Dior

Vintage 1966 blue jumpsuit Christian Dior

Love the vintage jumpsuit, it could easily be in stores today.

Kirstie x