How to Wear It: 3 Ways to Flaunt the Cold Shoulder Trend

3 Women wearing different cold shoulder details

It’s time to brush off those shoulders! That’s because this spring is all about shoulder details. Off shoulder. One shoulder. Cutouts. And everything in between. This trend has been translated into dresses, jumpsuits – even bridal gowns and swimwear.

At Burlington, we’ve been especially loving the look. It’s feminine – especially when combined with fresh florals – and has just the right dash of fun and flirt without revealing too much. And bonus: it’s universally flattering on every figure.

Burlington is bursting with tons of cold-shoulder styles in every size at just a fraction of the price. Here are 3 of our hottest shoulder exposure looks trending hard right now…and how to wear each one.

2 woman wearing cut out cold shoulder tops and one wearing a cold shoulder cut out dress


Regardless of age, the cutout trend looks great on everyone. That’s because it offers a peek of skin while ensuring that you’re perfectly covered and comfortable. Pair a casual tee with embroidered denim to double up on 2 of the season’s coolest trends. Try a classic black-and-white top with pink capris for an unexpected pop of color. Or take it uptown with a maxi dress and strappy sandals.

1 woman wearing an off the shoulder dress and 2 women wearing off the shoulder tops


On runways everywhere, shoulders are on full display with the off-shoulder look. Striped tops are a perfect complement to this trend. Why? The vertical stripes are balanced by the horizontal line created by the off-shoulder silhouette, drawing attention to your neck and shoulders. Or for easy breezy fun, give a gorgeous off-shoulder mini a go.

Women wearing barely there shoulder tops and dresses


A little bit sweet, a whole lotta sexy. Barely there spaghetti straps sure know how to turn heads. For a relaxed look, add a pair of denim cutoffs and metallic mules. Show off your style with a graphic dress, stacked heels and blush bag. Or turn up the charm with a slinky top, floral skirt and dressy sandals.

With Burlington, it’s never been easier – or more affordable! – to master this season's cold shoulder looks. Which style would you rock?

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