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Are You Intimidated by the Off-Shoulder Trend?

Off-shoulder trend: Is it a go or a no for our resident non-fashion girl? Find out now!
ART Clare Magno

Imagine for a minute that you are a mighty seagull. You fiercely hover over the brown riptides of the Pasig River and later on move forward to the inner realms of Manila. There, with your aerial shot of the world and further processed by your minuscule bird brain, you come to realize a rather bizarre picture: the pesky humans have decided to go topless!

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Isn't it a little too early to be a nudist?

Why your feral cognition is spot-on after all! The ladies, in particular, are walking along the streets with nothing, but their skin, vivaciously exposed until their shoulders. Of course, this foolish deduction could be considered true in bird's eye view, but pay no heed to it; let the Non-Fashionista tell you exactly what is happening.

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Let me erase all indecent notions of civilians roaming the city naked and shift you to a Google Street View. Truly, these ladies are exposing themselves braso up, but they are slyly covered by a ruffled off-shoulder top.

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The center piece for an aspiring milkmaid.

Floral patterns may be imprinted or a singular Pantone may be fashioned. Either way, this top supports the previously referred milkmaid look. Let me explain. There is a flirtatious and young-maiden feel to this style as the most useless parts of your body are flaunted (i.e. collarbone, upper arms).

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Your block mates can massage you against their will instantly.

Other advantages include immediate Shiatsu massages for the shoulders and quick cleaning treatments for seagull droppings. But be careful of the garter around your midriff as it may either severely tighten and leave a stingy rash or slip off to reveal more than you would want to bare to the world.

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Desperately avoiding a nip slip! 

All the pros and cons aside, the off-shoulder look is classy, fresh, and acceptably nude enough to make people gawk at your innovative wear.

What do you Candy Grls think of this skin-baring new trend?

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Wins Que When Wins isn't downing yet another cuppa Joe, she's usually seen at your local supermarket trying to distinguish her next horrible midday snack choice. Further realization of her current monetary state compels her to walk of the establishment empty-handed. She also enjoys long walks along the beach.
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By: CJ Reyno

Never in my wildest dream I imagined to meet someone who does not know a single One Direction song or who does not even know, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, and err… Zayn Malik. How did you spend your teenagehood without listening to their songs? The disrespect to my #StyPayHorLikSon. My initial reaction, Vas Happenin’?

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As a persuasive fangirl, I thought to myself that I should make you appreciate their music, that you should know that it is What Makes You Beautiful, not Make You Beautiful. The group may be in hiatus but their music is and will always remain superior. You are hard-headed lad. We even when to the point where you challenged me to treat so I can make you watch their music video. Am I even surprised that I agreed to this? HAHA. I feel like an agent trying to persuade her customer to buy a property on our company. You do not know how happy I was when you sent me your video listening to What Makes You Beautiful. I felt like I successfully closed a deal with my client. Not to exaggerate but I really jumped because of happiness after watching your video. It was the first message I checked that morning. Thank you for your effort, so much appreciated. Funny how our conversation starts with your innocence on One Direction until it goes deeper and last longer. Up All Nigh conversations which turned to almost Midnight Memories. Ironic how a Directioner had developed an admiration on someone who dislikes her favorite boys? Just like One Direction’s song, Change My Mind, “Never felt like this before. Are we friends or are we more?” I guess, like Liam’s line on Love You Goodbye, “It's inevitable everything that's good comes to an end. It's impossible to know if after this we can still be friends.”

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I was happy that I made you listen to One Direction. At least I made you appreciate and made you aware that there is a song called, What Makes You Beautiful, not Make You Beautiful. I am happy that you already found your Girl Almighty. Wish me luck on finding my Summer Love. xoxo, Your Directioner friend

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