Kelly Brook

Trend Alert

15 Jan 2011

Don’t even think about giving those dumbells the cold shoulder – the asymmetric dress is a new season must!

They’ve been a red carpet staple for seasons, but the one shoulder dress is going nowhere this spring. Thanks to the huge 70s trend that dominated the catwalks, sexy, one shouldered and halter-neck dresses are going to be everywhere, leaving strapless styles flailing in their fashion wake.

With everyone from Valentino to Versace channelling the foundation of Grecian goddess glam, Hollywood are showing off their dazzling deltoids in all manner of awesome asymmetric frocks. The chicest starlets in Tinseltown are shunning the teeny-tiny bodycon styles of 2010, and plumping for one shoulder looks with draping, ruffles, and lots more fabric.

From supermodel Karlie Kloss’ divine silk slip dress to Anna Pacquin’s folded Preen cocktail number, a knee length asymmetric dress combines elegance with sex appeal, while one shoulder maxis are perfect for covering up though less than perfect pins and showing just the right amount of skin.

In short? Your wardrobe can’t be without a one shouldered wonder this spring, which means daily tricep dips and push-ups are inevitable. Lift those dumbells and think Jennifer Aniston-toned thoughts, ladies. Your bingo wings will thank you for it.

Three ways to wear

1 Clever built-in corsetry sucks you in, whilst the gathered shoulder appears to slim the arm.

2 Go modern Grecian goddess with beautiful draping in a sweet, spring shade.

3 A ruffled one shoulder maxi elongates the body and detracts from any belly bulges.