Cut to the chase

The cold shoulder is here to stay and it’s easy to see why. Revealing a subtle hint of skin, it is both demure and flirty, making for an intriguing fashion find.

First popularised in the 1950s and ‘60s by screen sirens such as Brigitte Bardot, the look has evolved to feature geometric cut-outs and bold colours, giving it a wholly modern feel, ready to welcome in the warmer weather.


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