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Fab Tip: Play Shoulder Peek-a-Boo

The peek-a-boo effect always gets me. It's the ideal way to look sexy while retaining mystique. My favorite area to show off? My shoulders. But I've found that many cutout tops are too '80s for my taste. Hence, I came up with a way to get the peek-a-boo effect minus the cheese. The process involves using two items — one sleeveless tank, like this LOVE YAYA Glitz Top ($73, originally $145, left) and one off-shoulder top, like this Arden B. Basic Off Shoulder Top ($28, right). Confused? Read on.

To learn my peek-a-boo shoulder trick,

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To start . . .

  • Grab a sleeveless top. It can be high neck or low neck; both work. Note that mine, below, is a high neck.
  • Now take an off-shoulder long-sleeve top, preferably in a different fabric from your sleeveless top. This will make for maximum impact.
  • First wear your off-shoulder top.
  • Now throw on your sleeveless top over the off-shoulder top.
  • Flatten any bulges to make sure you look neat.
  • For a greater cutout, pull your off-shoulder top as far down as you wish. If you want a small peek-a-boo effect, pull the off-shoulder top slightly higher.

Small peek-a-boo effect:

Large peek-a-boo effect:

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SKC-Sparkle SKC-Sparkle 6 years
Okay...that just looks weird!
SKC-Sparkle SKC-Sparkle 6 years
Okay...that just looks weird!
laurniedoll laurniedoll 6 years
No thanks.
laurniedoll laurniedoll 6 years
No thanks.
lovekicks lovekicks 6 years
the large peekaboo example is cute!
ckeller825 ckeller825 6 years
I really like the idea. I think if it was another top that didn't resemble armor, then it would be cuter. I don't like the reverse (tank under the shirt). It reminds me of Hollister kids.
ckeller825 ckeller825 6 years
I really like the idea. I think if it was another top that didn't resemble armor, then it would be cuter.I don't like the reverse (tank under the shirt). It reminds me of Hollister kids.
Chim Chim 6 years
i would never thought to do that ...i don't like that..i prefer the reverse like what i have done always...tank underneath and off shoulder on top
liaochiling liaochiling 6 years
thanks for sharing this wonderful tip.
foxie foxie 6 years
Gross. I love peekaboo shoulders, but you'd need to have the black shirt on TOP. Fab has been posting some pretty heinous looks lately....
foxie foxie 6 years
Gross. I love peekaboo shoulders, but you'd need to have the black shirt on TOP. Fab has been posting some pretty heinous looks lately....
emalove emalove 6 years
No thanks.
makiwacky makiwacky 6 years
what.the.hell.is.this????
makiwacky makiwacky 6 years
what.the.hell.is.this????
doogirl doogirl 6 years
I agree with ksindustryexec, the tank under the off the should top would be better suited to me. But I like the idea, you can wear a regular bra and still show off a little shoulder!
KadBunny KadBunny 6 years
Oooh very original! :D I think I'd like it more if the top weren't so gosh darn shiny.
KadBunny KadBunny 6 years
Oooh very original! :D I think I'd like it more if the top weren't so gosh darn shiny.
soleilbell soleilbell 6 years
From the pictures...not something I would want to try.
ksindustryexec ksindustryexec 6 years
I think that the original tank would look better UNDERNEATH the off the shoulder look. But I can see how you would pull this together, fab! And make it look great. Some poeple just need to use a little more imagination!!
ksindustryexec ksindustryexec 6 years
I think that the original tank would look better UNDERNEATH the off the shoulder look.But I can see how you would pull this together, fab!And make it look great.Some poeple just need to use a little more imagination!!
smellanny smellanny 6 years
ehhh... maybe if the top layer was different.
ashleyroselong ashleyroselong 6 years
just...no...
ashleyroselong ashleyroselong 6 years
just...no...
aimeeb aimeeb 6 years
No.
aimeeb aimeeb 6 years
No.
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