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Collarbone-flaunting looks for catching summer rays (and compliments!), as seen on some of our favourite Instagram content creators

The one-shoulder wonder

If you’re not yet acquainted, it’s time to befriend the one-shoulder top. Offering an effortlessly chic silhouette that flatters all and takes summer weather in its stride, single-shoulder tops offer desk-to-dinner versatility. Take your fashion cues from Instagram content creator Emma Louise Connolly (@emmalouiseconnolly) who reaches for a puff-sleeve one-shoulder top combined with high-waisted jeans to take on picnics, brunch dates and cocktails. Style an asymmetric top with a pair of vintage-inspired oval sunglasses, a cute shoulder bag (we love this lime-green leather design for a pop of colour) and a pair of sleek mules to complete the look.

“This top is OFFICIALLY on summer rotation.” Emma Louise Connolly (@emmalouiseconnolly)


Black and white patterned cotton one-shoulder cropped top. Shop now
Graphic prints = twice the impact
Black ruched one-shoulder top. Shop now
Snap up the last few sizes!
One-shoulder top by Live Unlimited London. Shop now
Ideal dressed up for sundowners
Black cotton one-shoulder cropped top. Shop now
Made with responsibly sourced cotton

Beautiful bandeau tops

Dressing for hot and humid summer days is somewhat of an art form. Hone your warm-weather capsule by investing in a couple of shoulder-flaunting bandeau tops. Choose a ruched black cotton strapless top like M&S Insider Zarah (@marksandspencer_zarah) for maximum versatility, and team with a voluminous white maxi skirt and this season’s essential ballet pumps. Alternatively, stock up on our great-value jersey bandeau tops and layer with a cardigan in a co-ordinating shade for a cooler take on the classic twinset. Add interest to this fail-safe formula with a ring-handled bag and minimalist silver jewellery.

“Styling the BANDEAU top with a maxi skirt for the ultimate weekend look” M&S Insider Zarah (@marksandspencer_zarah)


Women’s black ruched bandeau top. Shop now
Every wardrobe needs a bandeau top
White lace peplum bandeau top. Shop now
Ro&Zo’s lace bandeau is ultra pretty
Women’s black bandeau top. Shop now
Your new go-to summer staple
Women’s grey marl bandeau top. Shop now
Tucks into high-waisted skirts and jeans

Words: Dulcie Emerson

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