Lovelies, I would be shocked if my love of OTS dissipates anytime soon.
Could you call me OBSESSED? Yeah probably.
I’m more than ok with my obsession though.
Anything OTS feels super comfortable on me (I can even deal with the dreaded movement of the shoulder elastic, I take it in my stride without pausing or batting an eyelid).
But it seems that I’m not alone with this love-affair.
When I scroll through my Instagram and Facebook feeds
every five minutes *ahem, a couple of times a day 😉 I get heaps of encouragement and tonnes of inspiration from gorgeous women also rocking the fabulous OTS trend.
It’s so super feminine showing a bit of shoulder flesh don’t you think?…The best bit for me though, is the arm coverage.
Especially if that arm coverage is soft and feminine.
Anyway, last year I was all over OTS tops (which I still love), but this year I seem to be fixated by OTS maxi dresses and jumpsuits.
My lil’ old heart seems to palpitate at the mere glimpse of a gorgeous OTS maxi.
If I spot one I love – I simply can’t wait, I pounce like a tightly coiled cobra!
Firstly, maxi dresses always look fancy-schmancy – in a dressed-up kinda way, even if you’re wearing your flip-flops.
They also work wonders on my curvy butt and thighs.
Maxi length skims over these areas and is super slimming on me (and of lots of other figures types too). The key to pulling this off though, is to avoid having the maxi dress too tight, otherwise it can have the opposite effect of highlighting said lumps and bumps.
By skimming over these areas, it makes the eye see the whole picture/outfit and not focusing on just one section.
I must also confess to being such a lazy ass when it comes to self-tanning…I’m constantly promising to get my summer glow on, but the minute I put my feet up on the couch at night I just can’t be bothered – hence the reason I’m happy to hide my legs under fabric!
Add a floaty maxi and all of a sudden my milky white cankles (yes I have them, I’m not being hard on myself at all – it’s just a fact) are no longer an issue.
Luulah Belle Boutique posted a pic of this dress on Instagram a couple of weeks ago before it was released, I knew at that point it was a ‘me’ dress.
This dress is 100% Rayon, feminine and floaty. It has sheering around the waist and shoulders, plus gorgeous sleeve detail. The dramatic full skirt falls at the perfect length (I’m wearing the NiKKi heel from FRANKiE4 underneath) but I would be as happy for it to sweep the floor if I was wearing a pretty flat sandal.
The subtle muted tones are divine and offer a point of difference if you shy away from summer brights – these soft colours also look great paired back with nude or tan shoes/accessories.
It’s a generous fit. I’m wearing the L (12/14) but feel sure the M (10/12) would have worked too.
The lariat I’m wearing is by Gold Coast Designer Kim from JBK Designs – I have two, one in bronze, one silver. They can be worn so many way, but I quite like wearing this hanging loose.
I have never really thought of myself as a boho girl, but when I look through my wardrobe I realise there are a few boho inspired pieces that get a heavy workout.
This Sandy dress is one that I will look forward to wearing throughout the summer.
It’s light and carefree.
I would be as happy walking barefoot on the sand as I would be in neutral heels or ankle boots.
White and tan are a match made in heaven – one of my all time favourite colour combinations. When I’m wearing white I always try to add some texture if possible. The bag and shoes are a subtle way of achieving this without taking anything away from the dress.
Jumpsuits are another favourite when it comes to elongating the torso and thighs – BUT on this occasion pattern plays a hefty roll in the illusion of my pear-shaped butt, which is why I tend to shy away from a plain jumpsuit, especially if the material has stretch to it.
So when I saw both jumpsuits, I just knew I had to have them.
Plus both have POCKETS – so it was a no brainer!
I have shown both of these pieces before on my Instagram but they are back in stock, and definitely worth another mention.
Both of the jumpsuits are from Shabby Sisters in spun rayon. Which ensures the fabric is lightweight and easy to wear through the summer months.
Sizing: in the dotty jumpsuit I’m wearing a 12 and in the clementine a 14.
Dotty definitely comes up a shade smaller, although the 12 fits well, if you prefer a loser fit. I would suggest sizing up. The navy Clementine in comparison comes up quite generous, I could easily have gone for the size 12 in this one.
Always remember uniqueness is priceless – wear your OTS your way. Shine bright and feel fabulous beauties!
What is your favourite OTS shoulder look?
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