At holiday time, the stores are overflowing with cocktail dresses, and deciding on the perfect one can be almost overwhelming. So, here’s a suggestion. If you are looking for a dress that is festive, elegant and a little bit sexy, then a one-shoulder dress may well be your answer.
Here’s a look a three that are trending right now, with tips on how to wear them.
Sleek and Modern One Shoulder Dress
This gorgeous brick colored dress with its folded asymmetrical neckline is crisp and contemporary. The one-shoulder style highlights your shoulders, so it’s most flattering for women with average to wide shoulders.
Tip – Wear the Right Bra: Be sure to wear a well supporting strapless or convertible bra with a dress like this to make the most of the fabulous neckline.
Spanish Inspired One Shoulder Dress
Flamenco style has been a big trend lately, and it translates really well into this one shoulder gown. Oversized ruffles are dramatic and sexy.
Tip – You Don’t need a Necklace: A cuff worn on the opposite side of the shoulder strap balances the look. Drop earrings help highlight the neckline too especially when you can wear your hair up. But you don’t need to wear a necklace as it will only compete with your neckline. If you really feel the need to wear one, stick to fine jewelry like a fine gold necklace with a small diamond or pearls. A statement necklace would be far too overpowering and ruin the look.
Classic Christmas Red One Shoulder Dress
Here’s a dress that is ideal for the Holidays. This stunning red one-shoulder looks Christmas ready accessorized with sleek black accessories.
Tip- A clutch works best. Tuck in the chain of this envelope purse and carry it as a clutch. You don’t want a strap or chain to interfere with the gorgeous one-shoulder silhouette.
Not so sure if a one shoulder dress is for you?
Then how about a cold-shoulder dress? You have a little more coverage, but you still get a sexy vibe.
Tip: Grin and bare it. With any of these dresses, go as is. Don’t take along a wrap or shawl. It will only hide this fabulous look. If you are worried about being cold, then this isn’t the dress for you.
Check out how one of my readers wore her one shoulder dress. It was a big hit!