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To be iffy about the cut-out shoulder craze?

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sniffle12 Sun 02-Apr-17 21:21:00

Disclaimer before anybody says it: yes I know this is trivial!

This craze for clothes with the shoulders missing seems to have come out of nowhere. It's not that I dislike it - if it floats your boat then go for it. But so many clothes now have the shoulders missing that there seems to be nothing left to buy with shoulders!

Please tell me shoulders will come back in one day!

Mammylamb Sun 02-Apr-17 21:23:18

It's doing my head in too! I don't want cold shoulders; recently all the dresses I like have had bloody cold shoulders !

MooPointCowsOpinion Sun 02-Apr-17 21:24:41

Bloody shoulders out everywhere. YANBU.

ligersaremyfavouriteanimal Sun 02-Apr-17 21:25:11

I'm with you, often looks like the stitching has come undone at first glance!

TheStoic Sun 02-Apr-17 21:25:57

Looks extremely cheap, imo.

MaximaDeWit Sun 02-Apr-17 21:26:32

YANBU. I bought my first ever cold shoulder top today because I loved it from a distance but when I picked it up realised the shoulders were missing. I gave in tho and bought it and actually quite like the style

ragz134 Sun 02-Apr-17 21:26:52

Oh how I detest this...
It isn't practical and I've yet to see anyone in real life look good in these.

megletthesecond Sun 02-Apr-17 21:27:13

Yanbu. It does weird things to proportions.

EatsShitAndLeaves Sun 02-Apr-17 21:29:06

I think it looks bloody awful.

I've yet to see any top/dress/playsuit look good it this style. It just seems to cheapen the whole outfit imho - I'm not sure why though.

Fruitboxjury Sun 02-Apr-17 21:38:56

I can't bare It grin

I think it stemmed from the awful cut out trend of a couple of years ago, another one I can't stand. Any kind of cut out (except laser cut design sometimes) looks cheap and tacky imho.

I also hate them because they will date clothes. I like to wear things as long as I want to / can, I have a feeling we will all be turned off these dramatically in about 12-24m time and several seasons worth of cold shoulder tops and cut out dresses will find themselves in charity shops and fancy dress boxes.

Figgygal Sun 02-Apr-17 21:40:16

Hate it too
Makes everything look really cheap!!

GahBuggerit Sun 02-Apr-17 21:40:24

I like it blush i don't like the tops of my arms to be on show but don't mind the shoulder bit and gets a bit of air flow to help keep cool. Don't like the spaghetti strap type though

Bluntness100 Sun 02-Apr-17 21:43:02

I agree, they look awful on. I've genuinely not seen anyone in one where I've thought "that looks nice" . It looks cheap , tacky and well, just plain silly.

This is one fashion that will go down in history as something to cringe over.

tigerdriverII Sun 02-Apr-17 21:43:17

YABU. I didn't think I'd like them at all but tried on a grey marl top with a longer back and a bit shorter in the front. I know:?it sounds horrendous but I wear it with black jeans and boots and little bits of jewellery, and it looks fab. I'm 55 and fat so maybe not the cold shoulder target but I love it and have had lots of compliments when wearing it.

EweAreHere Sun 02-Apr-17 21:45:04

Can't stand the look. It seemed to be popular for the last year or so, but I saw loads of such tops on lots of clearance racks last week ... I don't think I'm the only one who is refusing to buy them.

LemonBreeland Sun 02-Apr-17 21:45:22

I bloody hate it. Such a strange style. Will never be my choice of top.

IamRonnieBiggs Sun 02-Apr-17 21:47:37

There's so little choice that doesn't have them! Or bloody bardo (?) tops

I don't want to show my bloody shoulders!

DonaldStott Sun 02-Apr-17 21:51:44

Don't mind the cold shoulder tops so much, but not my cup of tea. But I really, really hate the jeans with slits in all the way up, but even worse, the jeans with massive patches of material missing.

They just look bloody ridiculous.

Example attached.

ASqueakingInTheShrubbery Sun 02-Apr-17 21:55:53

Those jeans! WTF is the point of wearing jeans if you still have to shave your legs?

Cold shoulder tops look tacky and I agree they will date very quickly. What is wrong with clothes that fit and keep the cold out?

Disclaimer: I am frumpy.

Notcontent Sun 02-Apr-17 21:57:30

I think it looks ok on some tops but it's one of those looks that's reached saturation point so I will avoid it I think!

But agree that it's preferable to jeans with huge patches missing!!! That's just not a good look on anyone! Even 18 year olds with great legs...

onceandneveragain Sun 02-Apr-17 21:58:06

I agree both that they look terrible, and that they will date quickly, rendering clothes unwearable. At least it is the right season now though - there were so many thick winter dress and jumpers with huge gaps in the arms over the last few months confused - if I've gone to the effort of putting something warm on, it's probably because I want to be, you know, warm - not have the freezing wind and rain on shoulders and arms in the middle of December!

eurochick Sun 02-Apr-17 22:00:34

I think they look ridiculous. I consider my shoulders to be one of my best features but still wouldn't wear one.

StayAChild Sun 02-Apr-17 22:03:27

I've yet to see anyone looking really good in one. I think they make you look round shouldered or something.

WhisperingLoudly Sun 02-Apr-17 22:03:42

Looks good on women with brown, toned, slim, angular shoulders. So a tiny minority.

DonaldStott Sun 02-Apr-17 22:03:48

WTF is the point of wearing jeans if you still have to shave your legs

Fpmsl. Agree wholeheartedly.

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