The Cold Shoulder Top Is Your Answer To A Winter Style Slump

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From knee-high boots and our favourite pair of jeans to the way casually throwing on a trench can instantly elevate the most basic outfit, there’s so much to love about autumn and winter fashion.

That being said, when we reach the icy depths of the winter months, layering up with the same jumpers and knits can quickly become monotonous.

Enter the cold shoulder top.

Whether it’s a double shoulder-baring cut or an asymmetrical neckline, the cold shoulder style’s peekaboo detailing and flashes of skin bring a new, interesting, and sultry element to the classic knit while maintaining enough coverage and warmth for the cold weather.

Pairing perfectly with jeans, relaxed trousers, denim maxi skirts and minis, you’ll be reaching for these styles from mild autumn nights right through to the coldest of winter days.

2024’s top cold shoulder tops

  1. Veronica Beard Dione One-Shoulder Draped Top, $678, Net-A-Porter (here’s why)
  2. Winona Top, $350, Camilla & Marc (here’s why)
  3. Supreme Top, $180, Viktoria & Woods (here’s why)

The best cold shoulder tops of 2024

cold shoulder tops


Veronica Beard Dione One-Shoulder Draped Top

$678 at Net-A-Porter

Luxuriously soft and effortlessly elegant, this ruched drop-shoulder top elevates even the simplest outfits. The rich midnight navy hue complements all skin tones and remains versatile throughout the seasons, while the expert draping crafts a Grecian silhouette.

Sizes: 4 to 16 | Colours: Navy | Materials: 92% silk and 8% spandex

Key features:

  • Slip-on style
  • Stretch silk-satin
  • Bead embellished ties
  • Side ruching
cold shoulder top


Winona Top

$350 at Camilla & Marc

With a feminine shape and crafted from lightweight, high-quality cotton, this top is the perfect wardrobe essential. Pair it with your favourite straight-leg jeans and kitten heels for effortless style with just the right amount of skin.

Sizes: 6 to 14 | Colours: Olive, Dark Burgundy and Black | Materials: 95% cotton and 5% elastane

Key features:

  • Side zip closure
  • Twisted off-shoulder neckline
  • Close fit silhouette
viktoria woods cold shoulder top


Supreme Top

$180 at Viktoria & Woods

Experiment with your wardrobe this year by playing around with shapes, introducing unique styles and silhouettes that add interest and spruce up your outfits. The asymmetrical neckline and strap details provide a cool yet elevated look.

Sizes: 4 to 14 | Colours: Black | Materials: 97% organic cotton and 3% elastane

Key features:

  • Made in Australia
  • Full body length and sleeves
  • GOTS certified
cold shoulder sweater


Topshop Knitted Chunky Twist Bardot Top

$80 at The Iconic

For a chic cold-shoulder winter piece, we adore this cosy knitted sweater with its elegant off-the-shoulder neckline. The vibrant electric blue hue adds a pop of colour to the typically monotonal seasonal wardrobe, making this a favourite in no time.

Sizes: 6 to 12 | Colours: Blue | Materials: 56% acrylic, 25% nylon, 16% polyester and 3% elastane

Key features:

  • Twist detail
  • Off-the-shoulder neckline
  • Mid-length


Isadora Long Sleeve Top

$180 at Bec & Bridge

Crafted from slightly sheer mesh, this off-the-shoulder long-sleeve top offers a modern and contemporary cold-shoulder option, perfect for cooler nights out. The sweetheart neckline creates a sophisticated silhouette, making it a versatile piece that pairs beautifully with anything from maxi skirts to your favourite trousers.

Sizes: 6 to 16 | Colours: Chocolate and Black | Materials: 95% nylon and 5% elastane

Key features:

  • $1 from every order donated to i=change
  • Fitted silhouette
  • Soft gathers at side and along arms
misha off shoulder top


Mateo Rib Top

$120 at Misha

This Cool Girl cold-shoulder top boasts an edgy, modern silhouette with a utilitarian flair, featuring black hardware and unique straps that add interest to an otherwise simple shape.

Sizes: XXS to XL | Colours: Black | Materials: 90% viscose and 10% spandex

Key features:

  • Curved hem
  • Adjustable strap
  • Slim bodycon fit
shimmer cold shoulder top


Khaite Maria Off-The-Shoulder Ribbed Knit Sweater

$2250 at Net-A-Porter

Splash out and treat yourself to this unique Khaite piece that makes for the ultimate statement top. In a thick ribbed fabrication with shimmering yarns that catch the light, the flattering neckline that highlights your decolletage makes for a head-turning piece.

Sizes: XS to XL | Colours: Gold and Black | Materials: 46% virgin wool, 30% polyester, 14% metallic fibers, 9% polyamide and 1% elastane

Key features:

  • Ribbed fabrication
  • Rise at hipline
  • Long fitted sleeves

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