We are all in when it comes to this off-the-shoulder trend. But how do we get the bare-shoulder look right without resembling an off-duty flamenco dancer? 

Put on the sunscreen: Here are seven off-the-shoulder pieces and how to style them so you can confidently rock the look.

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Tie-Sleeve Tunic

It’s the bohemian vibe with minimal frills: The mid-sleeve ties are just what this top needs to balance the tailored look. Pair it with a similarly understated skirt for a look that will take you from the office to after-work cocktails.

Get the look: Free People ($78); Anthropologie ($147); Tibi ($295)

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Breezy Dress

A tent dress styled with sandals is chic, sleek and oh such a good idea when you want to eat that second piece of cake.

Get the look: Chicwish ($56); Aida Coronado ($128); Trina Turk ($248)

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Skinny Long Sleeve

You know how slimming your long-sleeve T-shirt can be? Now imagine that lean line with your shoulders exposed, which is this style in a nutshell. Wear it with a lean suede skirt.

Get the look: Amadi ($68); Splendid ($118); Donna Karan ($895)

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Lace

Not your mother’s Stevie Nicks lace sleeveless dress, these numbers don’t go overboard with sweetness. Accessorize with motorcycle boots or loafers or a dog collar (kidding)--anything with a little edge.

Get the look: Fashion Union ($37); Olivia Palermo + Chelsea 28 ($128); Tibi ($325)

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Ruffled Crop Top

This style has a ruffle running right across the bustline, which is great for adding a bit of extra oomph up there for smaller chests. When you’re feeling your best self, you can even tuck the torso fabric up into your strapless bra for a sexier, bare-midriff look. 

Get the look: H&M ($18); ASTR ($31); Dolce & Gabbana ($545)

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Long Column Dress

Basically the perfect summer dinner dress--long enough to keep your legs warm, bare enough to keep your look sexy. Bring along a shawl just in case.

Get the look: Fraiche by J ($99); Rachel Pally ($176)Joie ($478)

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Jumpsuit

This style has a cool retro-’70s vibe. Bonus: Unlike most jumpsuits, the quick-release top means it’s not a 45-minute hassle to undo it in the lady’s room.

Get the look: Unique Vintage ($51); Moon River ($127); Rachel Zoe ($695)

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