The cold shoulder fashion statement has been around for quite a while in India now. I guess, I would definitely say I’ve seen almost every woman of every body type and age sport the cold shoulder trend with an effortless ease. So, be it a cold shoulder dress, a cold shoulder blouse, or a cold shoulder top in Indian wear, there’s something for all! That’s the beauty of the cold shoulder trend. It’s versatile, anyone can sport it and it seems less likely to fade out soon, given the choices we have on the most popular shopping sites online as well as at all the leading brands.

Why Cold Shoulders?

Well, as you might have noticed, the shoulders are bare. As everything else may or may not be covered, this fashion trend may leave you feeling cold around your shoulder region! 

I opted for a red cold shoulder dress that is combined with the style of a halter. This dress includes a tiny elastic that ensures it hugs the body and falls freely below. This short red cold shoulder dress is made of cotton, hence you’d see it crumples a bit easily. But, I don’t see that as a hindrance as comfort matters always.

How to Wear the Cold Shoulder Dress in the Cold Winters

Well, the trick to wearing the cold shoulder dress in a city like Bengaluru where the weather is always cold is to keep those feet warm! I’ve paired them with heeled boots that cover my toes and hug my feet tight. I find this actually keeps the cold out and as long as you don’t particularly go for a walk on a cold night, this cold shoulder dress is perfect for your special occasions!

Red being the red-hot favorite color in my wardrobe, I’ve kept the accessories to the minimal. Teaming it with hoop earrings and a contemporary bracelet design, I thought of going the less-is-more route. The footwear is already adorned with red and green embroidery pattern which keeps the look quite busy.

The cold shoulder dress trend is great for all women as it accentuates and flatters the shoulder region. You can make it dramatic, tone it down or even keep it sporty, depending upon the kind of look you’d like to achieve. You’ll find this trend in formal wear as well and is a great way to add a spin of elegance to your office style. Team it with fitted pants and you’re ready for a great day at work.

If you are still feeling apprehensive to wear the cold shoulder dress trend in the cold winters, I’ve always combined my outings with a hot cup of coffee 🙂

If there is one thing I will always try, it is a cup of coffee at every new outlet in Bangalore. There’s nothing more stimulating than a coffee that’s just brewed right.

We went to a new pizzeria on the block and we shot our photos in low light. If you’ve felt the photos have a deep and mysterious touch…well, you know the reason now 🙂

So, are you ready to sport the cold shoulder fashion? Do let me know in the comments below.

Location Courtesy: Cremona Pizzeria, Yelahanka, Bangalore





Photo: Owned by Cremona

Cremona Pizzeria is a quaint little Italian place set in the upcoming areas of Yelahanka, Bangalore. We loved the coffee and pizza here and surely plan to go back for more. If you are in this area and are looking for delicious pizzas, pasta, tempting mocktails and something sweet for your taste buds, Cremona Pizzeria is a cute place to hang out with your friends or even while on a date 🙂

Visit their Facebook page here.


Photographer: Hana Hudain Jade



Accessories: F.C. road, Pune

Aroma: Freshly brewed!


Author: Kashmira Lad

Indian Fashion Blogger with a Focus on Women Empowerment.  

2 Replies to “#Trendspot: Playing it Cool with the Cold Shoulder Dress”

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    […] recently tried the cold shoulder trend and now I am back with off-the-shoulder dresses. Tops or dresses with the off-the-shoulder design […]

  2. 3 Ways to Shop for the Perfect Red Dress this Valentine's Day | Kashmira Lad says: January 28, 2019 at 10:19 am

    […] down. You can view my other red gown which is styled in a simplistic manner or the cold shoulder red dress. The choice is entirely with […]


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