Summer’s must-have piece? The flirty, flouncy off the shoulder top, of course. And this trend isn’t just for the younger ladies. Most off shoulder tops are pretty adjustable through the shoulder and neckline, so you can choose how much skin to show. Show a little or show a lot. Either way, the off the shoulder top is a fun style for almost any age.
Ready to go shopping? Do your homework with a look at our top picks — they’re all priced under $25.
4 Budget-Friendly Off the Shoulder Tops
1. Fabulous in Floral
Out of all of our choices, this one shows off the most shoulder. (Remember the sunscreen!) Made of 100% rayon, this blouse has a flowy, relaxed fit. Wear it with shorts or capris on your casual, errand-running days. Or, dress it up by pairing it with fitted pants and heels. You could also combine this top with a belt and a long maxi skirt.
2. Sharp in Chambray
A classier take on the off shoulder trend is this chambray top with relaxed sleeves and crisp, narrow bodice. Note the shorter hem here that will flatter your curves.
The soft blue color is always in and matches with everything. This top would be perfect with crop pants or a mid-length skirt.
3. The Perfect Pink
If there’s such a thing as “the pink for women who don’t wear pink,” this is it. The H&M top is one part pink, one part coral and one part springtime.
You’ll see the band around the shoulders is wider. That means you get more coverage at the top of the shoulder, and a relaxed fit through the bodice. Longer sleeves provide additional coverage, and the ties on the arms add interest.
Wear this piece tucked in to accentuate your waist, or untucked to show off your skinny legs. Shorts or capris along with low-heeled sandals will complete your look.
4. On-Shoulder Chic
You can take part in the off shoulder fun in a more conservative way with a wide-neck ruffle top. The sleeves on this blouse keep your shoulders out of the sun, while the ruffle mimics an off shoulder design.
This top is the dressiest of our picks, and suitable to wear to your business casual office. Try it with a cardigan or blazer, tucked in to tailored trousers or a pencil skirt.
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