Fab Five: Short Off-the-Shoulder Dresses
by Nazy Rafaeil Last Updated 31st May 2017
Off-the-shoulder styles continue to prove their popularity during the summer season. This summer, the trend has been paired with clean lines, frills and embellishments. A sexy and subtle way to show some skin, this Bardot inspired look is just so sweet.
We’re looking at short dresses that feature this on-trend, off-the-shoulder neckline. A gorgeous occasion or party look, these dresses are fashion-forward and flattering. They show off a beautiful slither of shoulder.
Making a bold fashion statement, these dresses stand out on their own. These original designs are each set apart with unique design features. This includes over-sized frills, rich color choices and more.
A perfect fit for a summer wedding, the off-the-shoulder style has a romantic quality. It also has the ability to be dressed up or down, proving it to be a versatile wardrobe staple. You’ll be ready for any special occasion the season throws at you.
Ready to explore this top trend? Prepare to sizzle this summer with this beautiful design feature that is so complimentary for any body type. It frames your shoulders and adds a touch of femininity to your look.
White Two Piece Off the Shoulder Short Dress 45163
First up, we have a striking two piece design. This includes a crop top with a statement oversized frill rimming the shoulders. The short top reveals a flash of midriff.
The crisp and clean skirt is a classic pencil style shape, highlighting your waist. It skims your figure, creating a clean line. This two piece is modern and fresh with a celebratory tone.
Showing off some skin in a unique way, this dress strikes a blissful balance. The shoulders are placed center stage thanks to the large frill. This look is all about simplicity and minimalism, given a feminine kick.
Team this up with nude heels and strong architectural jewels such as angular earrings. Add a sleek clutch and polished hair like a a sleek side-parted look. A powerful colored lip and bare eyes will add even more va-va-voom.
Red Off The Shoulder Tiered Short Dress 45301
Ready for some romance? You better be if you wear this dress! Perfect for attending a wedding, this tiered red look is instantly show-stopping.
Featuring a sweetheart neckline and off-the-shoulder straps, your upper half is beautifully framed. The bodice then skims your figure with a structured fit. Then the drama really begins!
The tiered fabric flow out from the waist in multiple layers. The design is longer at the back, adding even more movement and an additional focal point. This off-the-shoulder look pumps up the volume and makes a big fashion statement.
Get party ready by teaming this dress with sparkling silver metallic heels and a mirror clutch. Add curled hair and a smoky eye if you’re attending an evening event. Make this wedding appropriate with natural makeup and softer accents.
Burgundy Off the Shoulder Two Piece Velvet Cocktail Dress 51450
Slip into something effortlessly sexy. This two piece velvet burgundy look mixes two of the season’s biggest trends. It displays an oversized frill on smooth velvet fabric.
The rich burgundy shade is immediately striking. The velvet just adds further depth and texture to this ensemble. The shoulders are made a focus with the flowing large frill that rims them.
The skirt half of this look is refined. It’s a simple high waisted skirt that artfully skims the body. It highlights your waist with a high waistband.
Pair this two piece up with white accessories. Team a white block heel with a classic white envelope clutch. Wear your hair up to further show off the frill which also runs around the back. Bronzed cheekbones and structured brows are a must.
Black Multi Off The Shoulder Fit and Flare Short Dress 54430
This black dress teams a sheer shoulder frill with a flattering fit and flare cut. The bodice is covered in gorgeous floral beadwork that extends to the sheer shoulder. The fitted bodice skims your figure, then flows out from the waist.
The skirt half of this look flares beautifully. It features a dark sheer overlay with more floral embellishment. This on-trend design is another piece that will suit almost any body shape.
Perfectly on-trend, this dress will fit in at any summer celebration this year. It has the flexibility to be dressed up or down. It can be paired with sandals and a jacket for an effortless relaxed vibe.
To dress it up, pair with strappy black or blue heels. A patent black clutch will add gloss to your look. Opt for a strong matte lipstick to elevate this ensemble.
Blue and Black Fitted Off the Shoulder Contemporary Dress by Maslavi M50690
This Maslavi electric blue dress takes the off-the-shoulder style is an original direction. This artfully structured piece is covered in a dazzling geometric pattern. It’s modern and sophisticated, while composed to flatter and make you look gorgeous.
The strong silhouette of this piece is what makes it pop. The clean straight line of the shoulders is immediately attention-grabbing. As is the further black seam-work added as a unique design feature.
The bright and bold print is all about making a big style statement. The whole dress hugs your figure beautifully, while the bright pattern makes this quite concealing. The knee length cut is so sophisticated.
Pair with black heels and a black clutch to let the print do the talking. Add loose natural hair and a classic smoky eye – nothing further. The dress alone is all you need to make a big impact.
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