Shrug, in layman’s term is a short cropped version of an open fronted jacket. A statement making shrug is the thing to own right now. Very much in vogue, the best thing about them is that they can be paired, accessorised or styled with almost anything –from a dress to a skinny pair of jeans. It has been gracing the runways of fashion shows from past few seasons.
Shrugs are available with all the leading brands in their stores and e-retail outlets. You can browse to your heart’s content and select the choicest few that you can pair up with the most things in your wardrobe. The trick is to do the styling right, so that your personal style statement comes out through the look.
Shrugs come in a myriad of shapes, materials and design. From petal sleeves to full sleeves, from simple knit fabric to a sequinned one, the designers have not stopped experimenting and coming up with new designs. Often known as a cape and bolero, it is a multipurpose garment.
A shrug can be worn by worn by women who are shy about their upper arms. It hides the unflattering portion of your body and at the same time makes you look gorgeous with awesome styling. Secondly, a shrug with full sleeves or knit material can be very helpful against cold weather while at the same time does not anything to ruin the look of your outfit.
There are two most common kind of layering that is popular with women. A shrug thrown over an sleeveless, off shoulder top, a vest or a tube paired with nice fitting pair of jeans is an instant look good treatment. If you want to show off the trendy top inside and at the same time not baring your arms or shoulders, opt for a sheer or semi sheer or knit shrug. This way you make no bones about the style and still wear a shrug on.
The second look is all about a shrug over a dress or a gown. A simple dress can be styled with a style heavy shrug and statement accessories for the evening wear look. A summery floral dress can be paired up with a light material shrug, bead necklaces, strappy sandals or flip flops and hat for the perfect beach look.
It is very important to dress up according to your body type and shrug is no exception to this thumb rule of fashion. As shrugs can be worn in all seasons, it is a very good investment in terms of fashion and style.