Trend Watch: Statement-Making Shoulders on the Runway

This spring, give your neck a rest from all those heavy necklaces and let your shoulders make a statement.

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This spring, give your neck a rest from those heavy necklaces and let your shoulders make a statement. From stylish one-shoulder dresses to eye-catching embellishments, the "statement shoulder" draws emphasis up to the face and eyes. At Elise Overland, we were digging the architectural additions to simple v-neck tops and dresses.
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Bibhu Mohapatra added sweet eyelet embellishments to a breezy cotton sundress to give it a soft, feminine appeal.
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For a dose of drama, try one of Bensoni's embellished shoulder dresses, which featured sweeping panels of silk extending down to the hemline.
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A cheerful pink bow from Oscar de la Renta gives this look a girly, Barbie-doll vibe.
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Twisted and dip-dyed every color of the rainbow, we loved Matthew Williamson's psychedelic take on a Grecian one-shoulder silhouette.
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Naeem Khan's bold kaleidoscope prints gave his spring collection a groovy 70's feel, complete with blown-out blonde hair and glittering jewelry accents.
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Complex twisted silk bodices on Chloe's soft tulle ballerina dresses made the look modern and sexy rather than prissy.
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Even though there's not much skin being revealed, a softly draped shoulder like this one by Marc Jacobs still feels a little sexy and flirtatious.
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Rochas added clusters of printed silk flowers to the straps of their sweeping floral evening gowns.
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Made to look like elegantly wrapped sarongs, these silky printed Dior dresses looked like something one might wear to sip margaritas on a distant, sandy beach.
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Harsh geometry and sharp edges made these Phillip Lim tank tops look rather "arty" but no less wearable layered beneath a blazer or cardigan.
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A fitted one-shoulder jersey bodice makes this fire-engine red Lanvin gown both practical and dramatic.
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The crystal blue hues at Prabal Gurung would pair nicely with tan summer skin, particularly this fitted one-shoulder number in shiny stretch-silk.
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At Erin Fetherston, a violet crocus embellishment tops off a spring-green cocktail dress, bringing to mind the season's blooming flower buds.
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Hand embroidery and super saturated pink make this one-shoulder top by Alberta Ferretti the perfect choice for vacation-bound ladies who'd prefer to be noticed during poolside lounge sessions.
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