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Women Are Buying Off-The-Shoulder Tops For Their Covid Vaccinations

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Women Are Buying Off-The-Shoulder Tops For Their Covid Vaccinations

After almost a year of lockdown, there is finally light at the end of the tunnel thanks to the roll-out of the NHS' covid-19 vaccination programme.

And for many young people, with their first jab on the horizon - and after 11 months of wearing the same trackies on rotation - it seems thoughts are turning to what to wear.

Naturally, as the coronavirus vaccine consists of an injection into the arm, many are opting for sleeveless or off-the-shoulder tops - resulting in a sales boom in the shoulderless styles

Pretty Little Thing has seen a rise for off-the-shoulder tops (Credit: Pretty Little Thing)
Pretty Little Thing has seen a rise for off-the-shoulder tops (Credit: Pretty Little Thing)
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Online retailer PrettyLittleThing confirmed to Tyla that they've seen a spike in sales of off-the-shoulder outfits.

On the whole, searches for "off the shoulder" have increased on the website by 29 per cent between January and February.

While off-the-shoulder tops have seen an increase in 19 per cent, it seems people are looking to go slightly more glam to their vaccination centre, with a staggering 45 per cent rise in searches for off-the-shoulder dresses.

Meanwhile, fashion shopping platform Lyst report searches for tops including the terms "one-shoulder" and "off-shoulder" are up 27 per cent month-on-month.

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Off shoulder is now stylish *and* practical (Credit: PrettyLittleThing)
Off shoulder is now stylish *and* practical (Credit: PrettyLittleThing)

Wearing something off-the-shoulder for your vaccine day has also become the talk of Twitter, with many people discussing (some in jest, some seriously) about what to wear for when the big day comes.

"Has everyone decided what off shoulder looks they'll be wearing to get their vaccine," one person wisecracked.

Another person posted a picture of a £235 grey jumper with an off the shoulder design, joking: "Might order this for my vaccinations."

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People on Twitter were discussing outfit choices (Credit: Twitter)
People on Twitter were discussing outfit choices (Credit: Twitter)

"Buying a Flashdance-style off-the-shoulder top so I can do a flirty upper arm reveal when I get the vaccine," a third said.

Off-the-shoulder tops are ideal for an injection (Credit: Twitter)
Off-the-shoulder tops are ideal for an injection (Credit: Twitter)

"If you haven't gotten the vaccine I am here to remind you: that off the shoulder sweater you never wear is PERFECT for the occasion," urged a fourth.

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We've got our arms out ready.

Featured Image Credit: PrettyLittleThing

Topics: Life News, Coronavirus, Fashion, Covid-19

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