Asymmetrical or one shoulder tops tend to go in one of two directions: retro/classy or Flashdance/tacky, and we’ll admit we’re sometimes tempted to give the trend (forgive us) the cold shoulder. When done correctly, the look is sexy and playful, so we searched high and low for the best ones. The result: five subtle versions that strike a nice balance between baring, daring and tastefully covered:
This Asos Drapey One-Shoulder Top ($37.06) is a perfect Autumnal plum–and it’s pretty hard to argue with the pricetag.
Another bargain: this simple black tunic-style Alloy One-Shoulder Top ($19.90) is the perfect base for any outfit. Dress it down with a sheer cardigans and skinny jeans, or up with statement jewelry.
Organic designer Bassike has come up with this Bassike Organic Cotton One-Shoulder top ($165) that looks awesome with both destroyed skinnies and (we think) a pencil skirt, a wide belt and pumps.
For a cheaper, more casual take, look no further than this Topshop Asymmetric One Shoulder top ($44). It just begs for leggings and lace-up combat boots.
Finally: this Free People One-Shoulder Top ($88) is both boho and perfectly-hued for fall. We love the dark embroidery at the hemline.
For more great, versatile finds for summer and fall check out our buying guide to sheath dresses, or find the perfect t-shirt to fit your shape. And for even more online deals, don’t forget to check in weekly with our guide to online deals and sample sales.