After a long winter of layers, cosy dressing and covering up, summer is finally in sight, and what better way to celebrate that showing some skin! For this spring/summer there is a new silhouette in town, and that is off shoulder dresses. Off shoulder dresses are extremely versatile, and prove that there is nothing hotter than revealing a subtle bit of shoulder. Whether it’s bearing all with both shoulders on show, or an asymmetrical one-shoulder look, you are sure to turn some heads.
Though crop tops and bralet silhouettes may have been the go-to trend for showing a subtle bit of skin in past seasons, this new trend of off shoulder dresses is an elegant and feminine way to don the skin-bearing look without looking too casual.
If the thought of exposing your cleavage or baring your stomach for all to see ultimately makes you cringe, then this look is perfect to create a sophisticated and glamorous look for the summer season.
Here are our top picks and styles for the off shoulder dresses trends:
Rock the retro look with this colourful number by Swatee Singh. The one-shouldered cape collar is an extremely flattering silhouette and adorns this abstract printed dress perfectly.
This fitted waist style elegantly accentuates your curves in and sports a panelled flared lower torso to give you a beautiful feminine look. Style it with a cuff and a pair of killer heals, or mix it up with a pair of pumps for a vintage look.
For fun and stylish beach/holiday wear this yellow dress featuring subtle off shoulder detailing is a perfect choice. The full-length gown features macramé and bead detailing in the front and back, as well as flattering spaghetti straps and sleeves with detailing that match the bust. This breezy look created by the fluidic silhouette and tassels creates a stylish boho chic look. Simply wear it with a pair of slip-ons, a tote and a wide brimmed hat to take on a bright and sunny day.
For a sultry evening option, this off shoulder berry coloured spandex tube gown by Siddartha Tytler is the perfect option for summer evening party. The gorgeous gown paired with the golden laser cut yoke over a bright pink base looks feminine, flirty and classy! Team with a pair of strappy heels and a simple up do for a sexy and elegant look.
Last but not least in our off shoulder dresses top picks, this stunning one shoulder black gown by Siddartha Tytler exudes enormous style and charm, and can be worn as a day or evening outfit. It is crafted from double georgette and has a flattering embellished sleeve draped over one shoulder, which gives the gown a subtle graceful off shoulder appeal. To up the oomph quotient, the gown has a deep back and a thigh high slit at the back. Perfect for an evening out, the dress is best embellished with a chunky cuff on the bare arm.