Happy Thursday ladies. Do you wear cold shoulder tops? They seem to come in and out of fashion on a semi-regular basis and since they say our shoulders are one of the last things to go, they’re popular with many women over 50.
Growing up, I always sensitive about my wide shoulders. They felt overpowering and looked masculine to me. Then in my 30s, I had a eureka moment. I heard a lady who was walking behind me, remark to her husband, “look at her great shoulders, I wish I had them”. I was totally shocked. The body part I hated, she wished she had? That one comment made me reexamine my biases about my body and gave me the confidence to enjoy them.
Here’s a cotton striped off-shoulder top that I loved but didn’t get a lot of wear out of. It turns out I’m more than ok wearing a strapless bra for a dress or dressy occasion but I’m not a fan of them for casual outfits.
I wore this cold shoulder top in 2017 and love it! Say what you will about wearing black, but there are very few things I find as chic and timeless as black and white stripes. Flattering or not I always feel great wearing them.
Here’s that top today, worn with white jeans and sandals. This top has survived 3 years of closet cleanouts, principally because of the color but also because it covers my bra straps…most of the time.
As I reflect on how one comment from a complete stranger changed how I feel about my shoulders, I wonder what you need to hear to change how you feel about your body? Do you have negative feelings about your body that you’d like to change?
I’m joined today by two of my favorite blogging friends who each have a “shoulder look” for you. Let’s go visit Cindy from Rough Luxe Lifestyle and Tanya from 50 Is Not Old to see what they’re wearing. These are greats gals so please tell them I sent you:)
Thanks for reading and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.