At Christmas, the stores are overflowing with holiday 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 cocktail 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 Cocktail 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 broad shoulders.
Style 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.
Flamenco style has been a big trend lately, and it translates well into this one-shoulder cocktail dress. Oversized ruffles are dramatic and sexy.
Style 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 feel the need to wear one, stick to fine jewelry like a delicate 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.
Style 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 cocktail 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 bear 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!