When American designer Donna Karan designed ‘the cold shoulder’ dress in the 1980’s, she gave women the confidence to expose a body part that is sexy without being controversial and beautiful no matter a woman’s size or shape. It’s a long time since women’s shoulders were liberated, but one thing’s for sure: Karan was right on target.
This season, wedding dress designers were channeling their inner-Donna as they collectively bared many a shoulder in the current collections. Some looks were modest, with necklines hitting right at the top of the shoulder bone and exposing just a bit of skin. Other dresses defied gravity and appeared to be falling off the shoulder altogether. Upon careful examination of the latter, it seems as though the corsets were doing all the work here and insuring that there were no serious wardrobe malfunctions about to take place.