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The Fashion Memo

The micro trend: One-shoulder chic

Fashion consultant Natalie Joos makes a case for the one-shoulder dress, while Linda Tol and Claudia Jukic prove a blouse can be boardroom-appropriate

If navigating your way through the warmer months involves more boardrooms than sandy beaches, then you need to work a one-shoulder dress or blouse into your closet. It’s the answer to the thorny question: how to bare enough skin to feel cool without veering into inappropriate-for-the-office territory? Not that these pieces should be restricted to working hours. Find the right one, and it will see you through parties, weddings and any other event that life throws at you this season. Look for tops with shirt-inspired details, while dresses should have a long, lean silhouette – anything too far above the knee and you’ll feel underdressed – and wear with flats to ensure an effortless, easy vibe.


  • Cushnie
    One-shoulder stretch-crepe top
  • Dundas
    Cropped one-shoulder lace top
  • Roland Mouret
    Chilton embellished one-shoulder embroidered cloqué top
  • Ulla Johnson
    Clemente one-shoulder ruffled cotton and silk-blend organza midi dress

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