Off Shoulder Dress For Girls
What Is An Off Shoulder Dress?
An off shoulder dress is a garment that stays put around the upper body without shoulder straps or other visible means of support. It is usually supported by an internal corset or brassiere, with the tightness of the bodice preventing the dress from slipping out of position.
The shoulder line is the top edge of a garment that surrounds the shoulder, especially from the front view. Shoulder line also refers to the overall line between all the layers of clothing and shoulders of a person, ignoring the unseen undergarments.
For each off shoulder, the garment is worn above the waist, the shoulder line is primarily a style line and maybe a boundary for further shaping of the upper edge of a garment with, for example, darts or pleats. In that respect, it is similar to the waistline and hemline.
- Scoop neck: (curved, concave up)
These have a curved U-shape, with the arms of the U hanging on the shoulders. The depth of the U can vary, ranging from demure styles to plunging.
- V-neck :(2–4 linear edges, side edges diverge)
These originate from the middle east, these are formed by two diagonal lines from the shoulders that meet on the chest creating a V shape. The depth of the V can vary, ranging from demure styles to plunging. The V may also be truncated by a small bottom edge, forming a trapezoid.
- Portrait neckline
A portrait neckline is a v-neck with the edges of the v placed out at the points of the shoulders rather than closer to the neck; it can be combined with a surplice neckline
- Square neck: (linear side edges neither converge or diverge)
these are characterized by three linear edges, the bottom edge meeting the side edges at right angles. The bottom edge cuts across the figure horizontally and the side edges pass over the shoulders.
- Deep or plunging neck:
These are low necklines, in either V, U or square shapes, that reveal varying amounts of cleavage, and some even extending to the natural waistline
- Typical off-the-shoulder (one edge, nearly linear)
These are similar to boat necklines but are significantly lower, below the shoulders and collarbone. Usually, these pass over the arms but, in the strapless neckline style, may pass under the arms. These necklines accentuate the shoulders and neck of the wearer.
The off-the-shoulder trend dates back to the Regency and Victorian Era. They were the height of fashion in the early to mid-nineteenth century. Charles Frederick Worth, the father of haute couture, designed many elaborate dresses, many of which featured bodices with off-the-shoulder sleeves and were very popular with prominent figures like Empress Eugenie.
Since resurfacing in 2014, off shoulder trend has gained massive popularity. This look gives a sexy appeal without being too overt and looks good on a variety of body types; thus its popularity with consumers today.
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