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What's so great about cold shoulder tops?

Nicole Eveleth

Posted on July 04 2018

Warming Up to the Cold Shoulder

When you hear the phrase “cold shoulder,” you probably think about the metaphor defined as “to snub or show indifference.” Well, it’s time to say goodbye to the old meaning, and say hello to the fun, flirty style of the cold shoulder look!

What Is A Cold Shoulder?

The cold shoulder, also known as the peek-a-boo or open shoulder, is a type of sleeve that incorporates bare shoulders with any type of sleeve length. If you are looking to show off some shoulder, but not a fan of sleeveless, this is the perfect choice for you! It adds a pop of personality to any top and can easily blend from day to night. Just like most fashion trends this style isn’t exactly new. Some of the earliest examples of the cold shoulder sleeve are from the 1930’s by fashion designer Chanel. Donna Karan briefly brought the style back in the early 90’s, and the trendy look has returned to stay thanks to the numerous ways to wear it. 

As the name suggest, the style takes the old metaphor of giving someone the “cold shoulder” and flips it in a positive way to show off a feature that looks great at any age. The best part? With Cottonways 100% preshrunk cotton, your cold shoulder look will be breathable, durable and perfectly blend fashion with comfort.

Want To Try The Cold Shoulder Look?

If you are wondering how to mix-and-match the cold shoulder look with an outfit, check out some fun pairing options with our chic Brandy top. Its knit accents, asymmetrical look, and variety of colors pair nicely with plenty of different pants and skirts, such as the Dean pant, Tanner pant, or the Margie Skirt. Don’t forget to add fun jewelry like statement earrings, long necklaces, or simple bracelets.

Cottonways Has You Covered

Don’t wait to try out this great style! Shop cold shoulder styles on our website, visit one of our many stores for signature styling advice, and don’t forget to stay connected on our Facebook page!