the more you know the less you need

the more you know the less you need

Shoulder Show

Shoulder Show

One of the biggest trends for summer is the off-the-shoulder design. Even more trendy is the asymmetrical off ONE shoulder.

Marchesa Resort 2020 Collection

Whilst many, like Iris, insist on sleeves, what about shoulders? Do you bare them? And yes, it’s possible to have both sleeves and bare shoulders if you get the right garment.

To tell you the truth, I haven’t given much thought to my shoulders. Perhaps they are the stalwart body part that is the last to age with all that lovely supporting bone structure.

Are you going to be showing some shoulder this summer?


OFF THE RACK: Here’s my pick for an off-the-shoulder dress that will transition into Fall.
“I’m very passionate about exceptional, timeless design,” Gabriela Hearst told our editors in an exclusive interview – she prefers clothes that’ll be in rotation for years rather than a season or two, like this ‘Larrington’ dress. Made from soft merino wool and cashmere-blend, it has an off-the-shoulder neckline and fitted shape that flares out at the hem. ~ Net-A-Porter

Gabriela Hearst Larrington Net-A-Porter


MY DRESS: I sewed this colourful pleated dress a while ago, but it remained unworn because I hadn’t decided what to do for straps. Now, I’ve declared it my new off-the-shoulder summer dress. It shall remain strapless and it’s left my sewing room and gone into my closet. Done!


POST PHOTO: Suzy Parker in a luxurious white gown of satin and ermine, pearls and brilliants by Balenciaga. Harper’s Bazaar, November 1952.

Photo: Richard Avedon.



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