You may ask – what exactly is a shrug? Essentially, a ladies’ shrug is similar to a cardigan, but is usually much lighter weight, and cropped so it only falls across the upper back. It can be fastened at the front, usually loosely with a tie, or not at all.
Shrugs can be a great addition to any woman’s wardrobe. Not only do they come in a huge variety of styles and colours, so that you can wear them with almost anything, but they are also a great way to cover up your arms, even on a hot summer’s day. Many women are self-conscious about their upper arms, and a shrug allows you to cover them, without having to wear a heavier jacket, or choose a different outfit, and would definitely be worth adding to your wardrobe.
If you have never owned or worn a shrug before, now is the time to invest in one to bring a highly flexibly addition to your year-round wardrobe.
To wear a shrug casually, you could choose almost any colour that matches your outfit; whether it’s jeans and a top, a dress, or a skirt and boots. Shrugs are great to carry with you in the summer, as they are small and lightweight enough to store away in a bag, and then easy to throw on for a little cover when it cools off in the evenings. They also make great bikini cover-ups for summer holidays.
Shrugs can also add some personality to work or office wear. A lot of people will mostly wear black to the office - black trousers, black skirts – and wearing a contrasting, coloured shrug will add some vibrancy and lift to your everyday wardrobe.
Don’t like taking a jacket on a night out? Shrugs can be the perfect answer to the eternal dilemma of keeping warm at the end of a night on the town, eliminating the need to carry a jacket with you all evening. Lightweight shrugs lend themselves perfectly to a glamorous ‘night-out’ outfit, as they can often be sheer, with a bit of shimmer or sparkle. They are small enough to fit in the smallest of bags, but sufficient enough to offer comfort when the evening gets a bit chilly.
Similarly, if you find yourself attending a glamorous party or event, and your favourite dress shows too much of your back or upper arms, a shrug can help you feel a lot less self-conscious whilst enhancing your overall look.
Goose Island is renowned for its range of free size clothing, and our extensive range of popular shrugs are no exception. You can view our range of styles on our website http://www.goose-island.co.uk/collections/shrugs-and-cardigans