I love the off the shoulder trend that’s been absolutely everywhere over the summer, but it can be a tricky look to pull off if you’re curvy. I’ve tried loads of tops in the search for one that fits across the chest but doesn’t hang like a sack on the waist. I was determined to find “the one” before Summer fades away, so I was delighted when I found this off the shoulder chambray frill top at Asos. It’s a very pale blue, almost an off-white, which contrasts well with dark denim but would also look great with red or pastel-hued jeans.
The material is lovely and light so it’s perfect for hot weather. It isn’t stretchy, and it is quite snug on the bust but the ruffle cleverly disguises that. The thing I love most about the top is the straps because I feel a bit too exposed with some off the shoulder tops…they might only be two small straps but they make a world of difference for me!
It’s not often I try something on and don’t want to take it off, but that’s how I felt wearing this top. In fact I kept it on for a rare child-free evening out with my husband, even though common sense told me not to if there would be food involved. Typically we ended up going for a curry (bad move, I know) and yep, I spilt food on it! Thankfully a soak in Vanish Gold got it out after everything else had failed. Phew. Next time I’ll either wear black or a bib.
Top: Amy Lynn at Asos, jeans: Gap (similar), bag: Zara (this one has a detachable strap too, I also love this Aztec-style bag), shoes: Debenhams (old – these wedge espadrilles would go with so many outfits), sunglasses: Asos.
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