What are Cold Shoulders?: All You Need To Know!

These garments are simply tank tops with loose, decorative fabric dangling over the sides.

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The expression “cold shoulder” has been used in numerous literary works and has become common parlance, which is used to convey dismissal or the act of neglecting someone. It continues to be commonly used as a phrase to describe the act of ignoring someone or something or responding in an unpleasant manner and has been used to describe aloofness and scorn.
However, in fashion, the 1950s and 1960s Brigitte Bardot craze gave rise to the cold shoulder top, which is how the exposed shoulders trend in fashion started. Although off-the-shoulder shirts and dresses were a staple of her hallmark styles, as fashion changed over the years, shoulder cut-outs increasingly took their place.

Cold Shoulders

In order to be considered a proper cold-shoulder dress or top, the shoulders must be exposed and the arms must be at least partially covered. These garments are simply tank tops with loose, decorative fabric dangling over the sides. These resemble off-the-shoulder tops in that there is little fabric around the shoulders and neckline. It enhances the appeal of the dress or top, and the cold shoulder’s purpose makes sense in warm weather. If their arms are unsightly, not all women like to wear shorter sleeves and expose their arms.

The cold shoulder can be quite attractive and is cooler to wear. They’re made to give the ensemble a little feminine side.