Designers' advice: Don't shrug


show them off!

May 07, 1992|By Carrie Donovan | Carrie Donovan,New York Times News Service

It's time to turn a cool shoulder. Some of the newest dresses, sweaters and shirts are designed to leave this part of the anatomy on display.

"It's the most sensual part of a woman's body," says Donna Karan. Some might disagree with the designer, though no one could miss the provocative aspects of her new dresses and sweaters that have cutout shoulders, but high turtlenecks and long sleeves.

There are lots of other daytime designs that feature extra-wide necklines, which have a tendency to slip off one shoulder in a degage manner. So what if a brassiere strap shows? It's just part of the look.

The new daytime exposure is not for the insecure, or for those who like looking neat and tidy. It does, howev

er, have one thing going for it. It emphasizes a part of the body with staying power. "You never gain weight there," Ms. Karan says.

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