Celebrities Wearing Off-the-Shoulder Dresses at Oscars 2012

Oscars Trendspotting: Cool Shoulders

Oscars Trendspotting: Cool Shoulders

Along with the Oscar details we've come to expect (and love) — think fishtail hems, sequins, and skin-baring cutouts — we also noticed that some starlets were giving us a particularly cool brand of cold shoulder. To be exact, it was an off-the-shoulder look that evoked something between flirty, romantic, and effortlessly undone. Look to Milla Jovovich's Elie Saab gown, which featured an asymmetrical strap, or Stacy Keibler's gilded Marchesa creation, complete with draped shoulder sash, for proof of this red-carpet trend. The unexpected add-on provided a built-in accessory that allowed for less bling at the nape and more time to focus on the earrings, arm candy, and clutch choice. Click through to see how Penelope Cruz, Kate Mara, and more wore their shouldered ensembles.

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