4 Epic New Takes On The Off-The-Shoulder Top

Photo: Courtesy of Self-Portrait.
If you're obsessed with off-the-shoulder everything, but can't imagine wearing the trend post-summer, we've got some good news: On Saturday, It label Self-Portrait confirmed that the cold-shoulder aesthetic is here to stay, just with some epic new variations.

At the brand's spring/summer 2017 show, designer Han Chong (who dreamed up those lace dresses you've been seeing everywhere), presented some innovative new takes on the off-the-shoulder top that are bound to become as popular as the OG version.
Next spring, there's an option for everyone, whether you're on the modest side and trying to not show too much skin or you prefer something slightly more sporty. This isn't a replacement for the off-the-shoulder top, it's an evolution. The different shapes and cuts ahead show that there's an entirely new wave of pieces headed our way.

Click through to see four variations on the trend.
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The Half-Up, Half-Down
Echoing that forced-off-the-shoulder look we started seeing last season (where a regular top is styled like it was intentionally tugged down), Self-Portrait sent a few half-on, half-off tops down the runway.
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This new take on the trend is the perfect way to change things up. It's also ideal for commitment-phobes who never quite embraced the full off-the-shoulder look.
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And at least you can lift your right arm.
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The Peekaboo Arm Slit
Ever feel like it's inappropriate to bare your entire décolletage at any given occasion? We don't blame you. When those more covered-up situations arise (but you still want to show some skin up top), try the peekaboo — a small cutout at the front of the upper arm.
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Toughen the look up with some black boots and call it a day.
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A row of buttons and a lace panel bring some added interest to this version.
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Lace, Lace, Lace
Of course, Self-Portrait designer Han Chong worked his lace magic on cold-shoulder tops and dresses that are sure to be (unfortunately) knocked off by fast fashion stores everywhere.
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Try an open lace off-the-shoulder top for a night out come spring.
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Those cold-shoulder cutouts give this precious white lace dress a bit of an edge.
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Sporty Stripes
Self-Portrait gave a few ruffled, cold-shoulder tops an athletic-inspired touch with contrasting stripes.
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We'll call this Han Chong's take on athleisure.
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