Finally Off My Shoulder!

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Talking about trends is easy, but carrying them off is a different ball-game altogether. I have always had broad shoulders and healthy arms. Especially arms, my weight won’t go from my arms (trouble spots). If you’ve been following us, you might know I am not the poser, at all. Specifically because I’d put on a few kilos in the recent past.

So while I was editing this post, it was natural for me to do self-criticism, try to edit out my bad bits and even ‘brighten’ up myself. Just when I was on it, I decided against doing so. We talk so much about body confidence, curvy is the new sexy, dark is beautiful and a dozen other such campaigns. I even write about them in praise when I see such a news online and say a ‘bravo’ in my mind! So, why, when it came on myself did I forget it all?

It’s because we’re conditioned to think so. I have called myself fat a number of times, but when a friend told me I looked plump in one of my shoots, I felt bad. That’s the drama behind fashion psyche; you may self-judge, but the occasional judgments from others aren’t welcomed. Nope, never.

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Off-shouldered garments have been a part of the history of fashion, and date back to the 1800s where you could probably reference them in a painting. In 2016 though, it became a huge international trend that’s juggled spots from sexy, glam, conservative to red carpet. I wouldn’t lie, I was vary of trying it out, but when I finally did, I felt this sort of confidence come back into my body. And that, I think sealed the deal for me to purchase this. So instead of being too picky, I let myself look like what I normally do.

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I added a stroke of paint to these pictures because, lets just say, I am feeling inspired! I thought i’d be nice to show you something in my own digital handwriting.  I struggled to find a consensus before I published this post and wrote something very few of might read. But fashion for me is about carrying my sartorial heart on my sleeve( in this case, shoulders!). So I guess it was just best to go with it!

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It’s funny how fashion can be like flip sides of the same coin. Sometimes it uplifts you, sometimes it belittles you. And that, is the beauty of this subject.

Outfit Details:
Dress: Only
Earrings: Thrifted
Shoes: Ginger
On My Lips: Shade 419 by Inglot

Photographed by Prerna Gauba
Words & Styling Somya Suresh

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. akamshastra says:

    Somya i love this. Truly. Fashion for self, not before self-this!

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