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BN Style Trend Alert: 8 Ways to rock Summer’s Off the Shoulder Trend



Go on, brush your shoulders off and embrace the off-the-shoulder trend this season! The Bardot inspired silhouette has been seen in collections and on runways from Johanna Ortiz to The Row, Tongoro Studio to Asiyami Gold – it’s set to become a dominant trend this summer.

We love how the elegant neckline easily transforms any simple summer look to a an effortlessly cool ensemble. We’ve got all the outfit inspiration you need—see how your favorite celebs and It-Girls styled this look, then try it out for yourself.

1. Liz Awoliyi Osho paired hers with a wrapper in the #ZAZAIIInfluencerSeries in March.

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Liz Awoliyi Osho

2. Insta-Queen Lisa Folawiyo is flawless in this Johanna Ortiz ‘Tulum’ top.

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Lisa Folawiyo

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3. Emerging stylista Zina Anumudu rocked a print off-the-shoulder top with crisp white pants. And again in a fresh white version and fitted denim. We love both looks!

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Zina Anumudu

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4. Quirky style blogger Cassie Daves wore a hot pink off-the-shoulder top with dark denim and cute lace up sandals on her blog. (and on the cover of Guardian Life).

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Cassie Daves

5. Sika Osei is the epitome of glam on set, with her natural hair, bright red lip and the statement top in turquoise.

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Sika Osei

6. Lola Emeruwa-Taiwo is ultra glam in this statement yellow off the shoulder top worn with a dark pencil skirt this is a work appropriate take on the look!

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Lola Emeruwa-Taiwo

7. Media Personalities Michelle Dede & Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi opted to combine the colour of the summer and the off the shoulder trend, in this blush pink statement sleeve dress.

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Michelle Dede

Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi

Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi

8. Zina looks glamorous and chilled out wearing a TNL off the shoulder dress as a top, paired with ripped jeans

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Zina Anumudu

For more tips, trends and style info follow Zazaii Africa | @experiencezazaii & Rococo |  @rococothebrand

What do you think of this trend? Sound off in the comments below!


  1. Abuja Bored Girl

    May 31, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    Asides Gbemi,the tops are way too low. I usually wonder why don’t you just pull the top down. Moreover it’s not everyone that off shoulder fits.

    • Fashionista

      May 31, 2016 at 6:56 pm

      Too low ke? You can’t even see any cleavage; the idea is to showcase the collar bone and top area of the chest na. Anyway, me i likey!

  2. Troll

    May 31, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    And Zina had to hold the bag out for us to see in that last picture abi?

    • Ebony

      June 2, 2016 at 12:13 pm

      Yes she did.
      I’m guessing it’s a Maju bag. And she’s like Maju PR girl or so.
      And if she’s paid to bring publicity to the brand, then why not?!

  3. @ _zuggy

    May 31, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    I see my baby cassie. much love hunnay

  4. Lucinda

    May 31, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    If you have big boobs and you’re worried about the right “support” that goes with this look, get a designer bra called Wonderbra. Works like magic for up to G cup. I got one last month on sale for £25.

  5. Tosin

    June 1, 2016 at 3:59 am


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