Trend Alert: Anything But a Cold Shoulder!


A micro trend that just keeps coming back for more is the asymmetric one shoulder but if you thought there was only one way to wear it, think again. We have a style collective of real life people rocking the trend from wedding to weekend party wear courtesy the field experts Maheen Karim, Shehla Chatoor, Misha LakhaniSania Maskatiya, and Khadijah Shah. Cast your vote for who wore the bare shoulder best from these lovely ladies.

Ayesha Omar in Shehla Chatoor kimono top at the Noodle House launch

First off we have Shehla Chatoor’s signature oriental printed silk kimono off-shoulder top spotted on Ayesha Omar at the Noodle House launch. From the authentic back motif to the stunning color we love the polished chic look on Ayesha. She finishes on a high note with Shehla’s trademark gold plated chain logo necklace and black skinnys.

Umair Tabani, Sania Maskatiya and Sarah Tabani wearing Sania Maskatiya

You might think a one-shoulder cut may be unsuitable for a formal wedding ensemble but you just may change your mind after seeing what can only be described as pure understated elegance on Sarah Tabani wearing a delicate Sania Maskatiya emebllished ivory asymmetric neckline with gold kaamdani to a wedding brunch reception with the SM team.

Khadijah Shah wearing ACNE with Attiya Noon

If you don’t want to go all the way, just a slightly popped falling shoulder looks great for a soft but trendy look. Let Khadijah Shah show you how! Her de-constructed draped shift top gives off the perfect edgy vibe, pair it with a long bead necklace and streaked tights and your’re good to go.

Spotted wearing Misha Lakhani

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy wears Misha Lakhani with Maheen Karim, photo courtesy Bina Khan

Earning a rightful place on our list are Misha Lakhani’s antique embellished and embroidered single shoulder fusion dresses that these three lovely ladies including Misha’s newest fan, Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy carried as wedding wear as well. The cut does wonders to enhance your bone structure and heighten your neck. Wearing your hair on the bare shoulder works beautifully for a formal occasion.

Blake Lively wears Isabel Marant

At the risk of digressing we have to add a special mention here for Maheen karim’s own gold beaded ensemble that we loved and instantly associated with Blake Lively’s studded Isabel Marant dress. It’s innovative and universal and we’d definitely like to see more of it!

Frieha Altaf and Janie Lang wearing Maheen Karim

Maira Chinoy in a custom Maheen Karim couture dress

Maheen Karim shows us not one but three unique ways to wear the trend using metallic gold embellishments and her signature gold plated glamor brooches on her jumpsuits. Most recently she designed this dream bridal couture dress for Maira Chinoy layering a strapless soft ruche elongated bodice with a geometric detailed net overlay and pleated bottom.
Tell us your one-shoulder pick below!

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