The one-shoulder wonders from Burda's Nov. 2010 issue, though a tad impractical for everyday wear (understatement!) or even a daytime Christmas party (lots of those creeping up on many of us!), do have potential.
It occurred to me that they could easily be adapted to something a little more wearable. Especially so when you look at the pattern pieces; top 105 and dress 106:
It's easy enough to reproduce if you happen to have a "cut one on fold" sleeveless tee pattern piece.
I first redrew the complete front (the right half with a dashed line), then matched the lower right corner of the original half-pattern piece to the drawing and rotated it to the right so the shoulder seam was widened to twice its original width. Free-handed the neckline curve to the opposite armscye, and cut away the no-longer-needed shoulder piece (marked with X).
As a last step, after verifying that the overall width was more than sufficient, I pleated out the bust dart.
To make my tee, I cut two fronts and gathered their shoulders to the shoulder seams of my regular tee back.
I bound the entire neck seam before sewing up the sides; because the two fronts' overlap is quite high, there's absolutely no need to attach them to each other.
I made this up in a very lightweight and sheer polyester crinkle crepe, too light to be a single layered front, but perfect if doubled. The back, in "coffin clothes" fashion, is a plain single layer, but I plan to cover it with a lightweight white blouse ;) at the very least.
Overall, the effect is oh so modest. But - if you wanted to have something a little less daytime, you could duplicate a similarly double layered back, gather the shoulders some more and curve the diagonal seam a little lower. Why not even run that neckline curve below rather than above the bust?