One-shoulder clothing trend

Legs and breasts are often a girl’s best fashion accessory, but if neither are your strongest features, or you’re after something a little less cliche but equally sensual, look to your shoulders and indulge in both the backless fashion trend and the one-shoulder / single-shoulder trend. Both are key components of women’s Spring/Summer 2008 fashion trends and Spring/Summer 2009 fashion trends.

Single shoulder / one shoulder fashion trend 2008 2009

Celebrities We’ve Seen The One-Shoulder Trend On

Celebrities wearing the single shoulder fashion trend

One-shoulder bikinis

Admittedly you’re going to encounter more one-shoulder clothes as dresses, that’s the nature of the current fashion market, but why limit yourself to wearing the trend in only one way?

one-shoulder bikini Read our Swimwear / Bikinis 2009 trends article to read more on one-shoulder bikinis and monokinis.

Evolution of the One-Shoulder Trend

Single shoulder trend Kate Moss for TopShopLike most of 2008 and 2009’s fashion trends the one-shoulder trend emerged on the fashion scene in 2007 and it should come as no surprise it came courtesy of hypermodel Kate Moss. Surprisingly though, it’s not because this was a look that Moss was often seen wearing, but because it featured in her Kate Moss for TopShop range (modelled right by Irina Lazareanu).

As the feature piece of Moss’ first TopShop collection, it wasn’t long before we saw the look on everyone from Paris Hilton, to Kate Bosworth, Mandy Moore, Mischa Barton, Michelle Monaghan (wearing a black Erin Fetherston dress), and Jessica Alba.

Gwyneth Paltrow in Jean Paul GaultierCome 2008, however, it was suddenly sexy Gwyneth Paltrow who made the trend stand out when she wore a one-shouldered gown to the premi?©re of Iron Man. The gown in concern was designed by Jean Paul Gaultier, and featured in his Spring-Summer 2008 Couture collection.

On The Catwalk In 2008

Single one shoulder dresses catwalk fashion designersSo where to find your single-shouldered fashion piece? Thanks to a horde of designers its easy. While we’ve touched on a few above, here are pieces and collections from a few more for your perusal; Erin Fetherston Fall/Autumn-Winter 2008/2009, Donna Karan Women’s Pre-Fall 2008 collection, Peter Som’s Fall/Autumn-Winter 2008/2009 collection, Abaet?©’s Fall/Autumn-Winter 2008/2009 collection,
Juan Carlos Obando’s Fall/Autumn-Winter 2008/2009, Lela Rose’s Fall/Autumn-Winter 2008/2009 collection,
Herve Leger by Max Azria’s Fall/Autumn-Winter 2008/2009 collection, a far less demure hot-pink dress from Laura Dahl, a Scottish inspired floral dress from Gucci, and a floral dress from Alex Perry.

One-Shoulder Fashion in 2009: Update

2009 catwalk one shoulder fashion A lot has changed since the one-shoulder fashion appeared on the horizon back in 2007, that’s why we’ve put together a special guide on one-shoulder fashion in 2009. Click to read it and find out the key differences between the trend in 2008 and in 2009.

2009 Fashion Trends

Stay ahead of the fashion, hair and beauty trends in 2009 with‚Äôs constantly updated Fashion Trends 2009 guide. You’ll find out the latest on 2009 hair trends, women’s Spring/Summer 2009 trends, and more!

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