For a Grecian-inspired look, wear a one-shoulder dress with a pair of gladiator sandals, some gold bangle bracelets, gold hoop earrings, and a gold or flower headband. Also wear a braided belt around the waist of the dress. If you want to look like a greek goddess with a one-shouldered top, pair it with an A-line skirt and attach the belt to the skirt. To channel Cleopatra, pair a one-shoulder dress or one-shoulder top (with an A-line skirt) with a gold bangle, gold chandelier earrings, a gold bib necklace, and a gold or jeweled headband. You can also do your make-up like Cleopatra. Grab some liquid eyeliner and apply it above your lash line, then extend it to the end of your eye. Apply some blue eyeshadow to your lids and you can even add some false eyelashes. However, if you're not crazy about wearing false eyelashes, simply apply mascara instead. Also add some metallic lip gloss or lipstick. If you're already thinking about what you want to be for Halloween, these two looks would be great if you would rather make your costume than buy one.
For a Greek goddesss or Cleopatra-inspired look, use the tips I gave under the "Sexy & Single" section with asymmetrical tops/dresses instead of the one-shouldered ones.
Boatneck Bra Top, $15.00, shown in deep turquoise; also available in chocolate, harvest red, violet rose, jungle green, yellow topaz, sweet pink, navy, white, black, hawaiian blue, and ultra teal, sizes XS-XL, victoriassecret.com
To get a 1980's look inspired by the movie Flashdance, wear your sweater or sweatshirt off one shoulder and pair it with some leggings and pumps. You may wear a tank top underneath if you want to. For a 1980's Madonna-inspired look, wear your shirt off both shoulders with a pair of lacey leggings, a mini-skirt, bangles on both arms in various different colors, hoop earrings, different types of necklaces together, and some jelly shoes. Again, you can add a tank top underneath if you desire. These two styles would also be nice for Halloween costumes. To give off a vintage vibe, wear an off-the-shoulder dress with a pair of lace tights, a bow headband, pearl jewelry, and some ballet flats. For a modern-day hippie look, wear an off-the-shoulder top with a pair of bleached jeans, flip-flops, a headband, and some feather jewelry.
Give Them The Cold Shoulder:
Piper & Blue Juniors' Cold Shoulder Studded Neck Top, shown in holly hock; also available in black; sizes Small-Extra large, kmart.com
Fleurish "Cold Shoulder" Dolman-Sleeve Top with Ties, $27.00, shown in fuschia; also available in black and yellow, sizes S-L, macys.com
Sugar Tart Henna Print Cold Shoulder Smocked Bottom Top, $24.00, availab le in sizes S-L, macys.com
For a date, wear either a cold shoulder dress or a cold shoulder top with a pencil skirt. Pair your dress or top with some high-heeled shoes, a bow necklace, and long earrings. For hitting up a club with the girls, wear a cold shoulder top with a pair of skinny jeans, some hoop earrings, and cute ballet flats. For a nice casual look, pair a cold shoulder tunic top with some leggings and sneakers.
What I love about these types of tops and dresses is that they are sexy yet still classy at the same time. They show just the right amount of skin without overexposing anything. I hope my finds have helped get you as into this trend as I am. If you see any similar trends, e-mail me at Charmed42787@gmail.com or write a message to me on myspace.