Shoulder-Baring

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 IN: Fashion Videos

Shoulder-Baring

Ladies, you know the focus of The Age of Grace is mainly about creating awareness so that women baby boomers can age gracefully (and healthy!).

Shoulder-Baring

That’s still the case but today, I want to show that the off the shoulder fashion trend can work for women over the age of 50.

Shoulder-Baring

Shoulder-Baring

Wearing: Rachel Rachel Roy Ruffled Shoulder-Baring Top, Sara Pacini White Linen Wide-Leg Pants, Kate Spade “Licorice” Camel Suede Heels, Clare V Madras Pouch from Anthropologie, Rayban Orange Aviators, Banana Republic Statement Earrings, Fitbit Alta and Tiffany Charm Bracelet.

 

Hillary Clinton wearing 1992 cutout shoulder design by Donna Karan to her first state dinner as First Lady.

Hillary Clinton wearing 1992 cutout cold shoulder-baring design by Donna Karan to her first state dinner as First Lady in 1993.

At this year’s 2016 Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Awards, Donna Karan was recognized for her contributions to the fashion industry for five decades.  When Donna reflected on her greatest fashion achievements, she named her Cold Shoulder Dress as one of her stand out designs.  How about the above photo of Presidential Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in a cutout cold shoulder dress, she wore to her first White House State Dinner as First Lady?

Donna Karan in her cold shoulder dress. Photograph: Ron Galella, Ltd.

Donna Karan in her cold shoulder-barring dress. Photograph: Ron Galella, Ltd.

In a 2015 AARP article titled, “Fashion Lessons From Donna Karan,”  the designer at age 66, insisted a woman’s shoulders are fabulous fashion assets and suitable for stylish display, no matter if you’re over 50 or 70.  The cold-shoulder scoops are Karan’s trademark that makes your neck look longer and more elegant. They also distract from any so-called “flaws” below.  Enough said!

Donna Karan wearing another shoulder-barring dress.

Donna Karan is wearing another shoulder-barring dress.

I’m not one to jump on every fashion trend but after seeing the following ladies, I couldn’t help but to join the movement.  Just who can bare a little shoulder? What about me?  Here are the thoughts that ran through my mind:

Do I have great shoulders?
Do I have the appropriate undergarments?
Can I pull off this look since I’m over the age of 50?

I connected with a select group of women on Instagram and from their respective blogs.  I am inspired and fascinated by them.  Here are fabulous examples of age-appropriate style for the off-the-shoulder looks:

Instagramer, Frickspicks, Kim

Kim of The Real Golden Girl blog wearing H & M shoulder-baring top.

Blogger, The Real Golden Girl, KimThe Real Golden Girl, Kim wearing another shoulder-baring top, this one by Chicwish.

Kim of Frickspicks ↑
The Real Golden Girl Blog
Frickspicks on Instagram
Married to Mr. Frickspicks for 37 years

Haute Grey Fox, Stephanie

Stephanie of Haute Grey Fox wearing  Zara bell-sleeve shoulder-baring top.

Blogger, Haute Grey Fox, Stephanie

Shoulder-Baring Blogger, Haute Grey Fox, Stephanie

 Stephanie of Haute Grey Fox ↑
Recently launched her blog, Haute Grey Fox
Married to, Mr. Haute Grey Fox, her photographer

Blogger, The Elle Diaries, Elle

Shoulder-Baring Blogger, Elle of The Elle Diaries.

Blogger, The Elle Diaries, Elle

Shoulder-Baring Blogger, The Elle Diaries, Elle

Elle of The Elle Diaries ↑
Blogger, The Elle Diaries

Shoulder-Baring Blogger and Author, Glenda, SO What to Twenty

Chico’s shoulder-Baring top worn by Blogger and Author, Glenda of So What to Twenty.

Shoulder-Baring Blogger and Author, Glenda, SO What to Twenty

Glenda of So What To Twenty dressed in Chico’s shoulder-baring top.

Glenda of So What To Twenty ↑
So What to Twenty Blogger
Author of published book, A Place Called Peace
Married to Mr. So What To Twenty, her photographer for 24 years
Recently featured on Chico’s Website, Inside Chic

Blogger, More Than Turquoise, Jamie

Blogger, More Than Turquoise, Jamie wearing Shein shoulder-baring top.

Shoulder-Baring Blogger, More Than Turquoise, Jamie

Jamie of  More Than Turquoise is wearing a shoulder-baring dress.

Jamie of More Than Turquoise ↑
More Than Turquoise Blog
More Turquoise, Instagram
Jamie, one of the 25 finalists for Redbook’s 2016 September Real Women Style Awards Issue

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Cynthia, 2Chic Designs Etsy Store Owner, wearing a shoulder-baring dress from Asos.

Shoulder-Baring, Cynthia

Cynthia, 2Chic Designs Etsy Store Owner, rocking the shoulder-baring dress from Asos.

Cynthia of 2Chic Designs ↑
Etsy Store Owner Handbag and Accessory Designer
My BFF

My Instagram Flipagram of the shoulder-baring looks:

Thank you, ladies, for allowing me to share the fantastic examples of how our age group can rock shoulder-baring tops and dresses.

Have you tried the of-the-moment shoulder-baring trend, if yes, do share?  If not, why not?

Have a fabulous week!

Siggy

Comments

comments

  • Thank you so much for featuring me, especially amongst these fabulous ladies!

    • Cynthia,
      Hi! It was a pleasure to include you in the age-defying bevy of beauties for the shoulder-baring looks. Thank you!

  • jamie lewinger

    Than you for including me with these fabulous ladies. You should know, however, that I was 1 of 25 finalists to be on the cover of Redbook Magazine but (to date) I have not heard anything from them.

    • Jamie,
      Hi! It was my pleasure to share your age-defying style with my readers. I plan to include you in a Shoulder-Baring “Flipagram” on Instagram tomorrow. I will make the correction about Redbook. However, I do believe you will be included on the September Redbook Cover of Real Women Style Awards.

  • Great compilation of this trend! Love the shot of Hilary and Glenda, and all of the others. .xx, Elle

    http://www.theellediaries.com/

    • Elle,
      Hello again! Thank you for the opportunity to share your age-defying off-the-shoulder dress. I look forwarding to meeting up with you soon in NYC.

  • I love the sophistication that you have wearing this look.I I’ve seen you with that bag before and have always admired it. And I really love the picture of Hillary wearing that dress-I had no idea. Do you know that I still have the Time magazine with Hillary on the front cover as “The Woman of the Year”.

    • Terri,
      Hi! It’s always a pleasure to hear from you. Thank you for your kind words regarding my fit and flare dress. This style works so well for me. As far as cold shoulder Hillary Clinton photo, I would have never believed she would have worn this look but the photo proves otherwise. Your Time magazine with Hillary on the front cover is a nice keepsake.