Do you ever wish that shirts were a little less boring? Sure, they come in all different colours, shapes and sizes – some with bell sleeves, an assortment of buttons and some may be more fitted than others, but even so, we all know what to expect when we picture a shirt. Or do we? This season’s shirts have been seriously revamped by the experimental fashion design community and the look they’ve hit us with is the ‘deconstruction’ style.
For those moments when we’re not looking for classic elegance, it’s time to get a bit quirky with our wardrobes. Deconstructed fashion takes the traditional shape of the shirt and adapts it, often to expose different parts of our body, such as the shoulders, arms, neckline or back. The result is a fresh take on the shirt that makes us excited to get dressed in the mornings and is a real head-turner.
On The Catwalks
The likes of Victoria Beckham, Alexander Wang, Joseph and Monse have all had their models hit the runway in a popular twist on the classic shirt. Some have removed sleeves, slashed open the back, twisted them into an asymmetric shape or added ruffles. Ever since, fashion-inspired females have tried to copy the look themselves by hacking away at their existing shirts or just wearing them half unbuttoned and off the shoulder, in a bid to copy the look. Not necessary! High street fashion stores have created plenty of deconstructed shirts to choose from. Here are some of our favourites!
This Caroline Constas Off shoulder bustier top has deconstructed the neckline to form a fashionable bardot cut. Wear a strapless bra or one with cute spaghetti strings to make the most of this beautiful shape. This shirt will look just perfect with jeans.
This Alexis juniper top absolutely screams summer. It is ideal for keeping cool in the season’s heat and the cute deconstructed collar detail will allow you to show off your favourite summer necklace at its finest.
Why not try out a simple one-piece? This shirt dress flaunts the cold shoulder look, but it doesn’t stop there. It also features a trendy v cut design, v shaped back and asymmetric hemline. Team with casual flats and a pair of round sunglasses and you’re good to go.
Add a bit of colour to your summer wardrobe with this stripe cold shoulder silk twill shirt dress by Monse. It is elegant and light, feminine and would look perfect teamed with cropped pants.
Looking for a smarter deconstructed look? Wow your colleagues in the workplace with this white wrap over shirt with ruffle sleeve detail in 100% Cotton. This will look fantastic teamed with suit trousers.
If you’re looking at ways of adding some quirky style trends for 2017 into your wardrobe, the deconstructed shirt is absolutely where it’s at. Don’t be a bore – ignore your traditionally cut shirts, and opt for something a little more interesting this season.