In a word: yes. But now you’ll find pieces that sit low along the shoulder line and are held up with simple straps in a nod to practicality, such as a fuchsia ruffled camisole style from Witchery (witchery.com. au), striped ruffles from Splendid, gingham from Draper James and pompom-trimmed buttercup from Alice + Olivia (net-a-porter.com). Veronika Maine has captured summer in this striped dress (pictured, $259, veronikamaine. com.au). For a more minimal style, look to Cue’s black slit-sleeve minidress (cue.cc). If you want to get ahead of the curve, you could be an early adopter of the one-shouldered top. But that’s another story.
Veronika Maine striped dress