Tag definition and examples
A specific type of shoulder-less sweater which is naturally designed with a low and wide-cut neckline which ensures that the garment sits just below the shoulders, leaving them and the wearer's upper chest area bare. Often features a thicker, sometimes mantle-like hem along the top.
Off-shoulder sweaters are meant to emphasize and accentuate the wearer's shoulders, collarbone, and neck (or nape), with the sleeves of an off-shoulder sweater sitting on the upper arms instead of on top of the shoulders.
Frequently appears as a distinct variant of ribbed sweater.
Character outfit examples
- Belfast (Shopping with the Head Maid) (ie. post #4267943)
- Yor Briar (most depictions of her casual red sweater attire) (ie. post #5375235)
- Fumika (ie. post #3237136)
Correct qualifications of an off-shoulder sweater
- The sleeves must be attached to the sweater.
- A low and wide-cut neckline exposing the shoulders and upper chest area must be present in the sweater design.
- Any sweater that simply exposes the shoulders (sleeveless, or single-shoulder sweaters) without the correct qualifications above.
- A normal or moderately wide-necked sweater simply being worn off shoulder (ie. post #1553067)
- An open/partially open sweater worn hanging off the upper arm (ie. post #5307823, post #5775199, etc.), because these sweaters are not naturally designed with a low and wide-cut neckline in mind, and can be pulled up and worn normally without slipping off the arms.
- A sleeveless sweater is worn with detached sleeves or elbow gloves.
- This tag is not meant as a "catch-all" tag for any sweaters that simply exposes the bare shoulders.