The trend is kind of growing on me, esp since there aren't a whole lot of dark summer looks, and this trend checks many boxes. It's mysterious, flowy, seductive. Many goth brands are also doing their take on this look:
bwa-haha yes i made the models hold hands
There are times I'm wrong about trends and this is one of those. I never, in a million years, thought this would take off the way it did. Literally everyone in NYC is walking around in these. How do people with boobs wear them? Judging from the cups that are jumping out through the fabric, strapless bras. Also some are not wearing bras at all. I have two tops I'm waiting for my hair to grow out to hide the bra straps. Or maybe I'll just wear a bra with straps in my skin tone. I refuse to wear strapless bras---they do nothing. Half the reason why I hate this trend is that it looks so damn fussy. fabric that's draping off, limiting your movement. Raise your arms? Not an off-the shoulder top anymore. It's a cowl neck top in one second. The shirts that are basically tank tops with attached arm-warmer sleeves like the ones above seem a lot more wearable. One of the above hits another trend too! The choker top.
If you're looking at this trend and are thinking, WTF I can DIY this, you are right. There are a few involved tutorials on YouTube that require sewing and adding elastics, but Carah Amelie below has simple cut-out instructions (cold shoulder top is the first segment, but there are other great t-shirt tutorials that are worth watching)
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