Which is why I'm having trouble designing my own crocheted shrug. :( Because of course I can't find a pattern that I like, so I'm trying to make my own.
I've figured out the stitch pattern I'm going to use, and I've made a little sample of it...that's it at the corner of the paper. Now I'm trying to figure out what sort of shape I want the actual shrug to be. I sketched a few examples...not that they'll be very clear to anyone else. I know what I was trying to draw, no one else does! Plus I can't draw very well.
So, what looks best? You can click on the picture to see it bigger.
Edited to add: This is the dress I'm going to make...except longer, and I'm going to make the straps wider: