Definition of drop shoulder in English:

drop shoulder

(also dropped shoulder)


  • A style of shoulder on a garment cut so that the seam is positioned on the upper arm rather than the shoulder.

    • ‘Easy jersey tops are worn with drop shoulder on one side, matched with slim pants or mini-skirts.’
    • ‘I bought 12 skeins of Rowanspun 4 ply and make a simple crew neck pull-over with dropped shoulder.’
    • ‘Notice if it has drop shoulders or if the sleeves are set in at the natural armhole.’