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Top 10 Off the Shoulder Dresses

The Flattering Dress Trend To Buy Now

The Flattering Dress Trend To Buy Now

Trends come and go, but some of them stand the test of time like no other. Year after year, off-the-shoulder silhouettes continue to gain popularity as designers release newer, fresher take on the collarbone-skimming style, and there’s a reason for its major success. Off-the-shoulder styles suit women of all shapes, sizes, and personal styles—whether it's classic, edgy, or minimal. They’re also easy to take from day to night and offer a subtle but sexy skin-bearing option for those who’d prefer to keep their arms and décolletage covered. To celebrate the return of warmer weather, we’re bringing you a selection of off-the-shoulder dresses for every occasion. Whether your upcoming plans consist of hanging on the beach, a big night out, or an outdoor wedding, the selection below offers options for all your spring festivities. Keep scrolling to discover our list of the Top 10 off-the-shoulder dresses you can buy and show a little skin this season. Opening image: shopbop.com

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April 8, 2019

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Eliza J Off the Shoulder Scuba Crepe Cocktail Dress
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Eliza J Off the Shoulder Scuba Crepe Cocktail Dress

LOVED FOR: The asymmetric sleeve and sexy front slit add so much interest to this LBD.

STYLE WITH: Keep it simple with a few gold accessories, or play up your look with a pair of stand-out heels.

French Connection Whisper Light Flounced A-Line Mini Dress

USERS SAID: “Bought it in white for my bridal shower and loved it so much I bought it in black too! Love that you can wear it both on and off the shoulder. Also a great length for petites! “

HELPFUL TIP: Wear the sleeves on the shoulders for a little more coverage and a pretty square neckline. 

Lark & Ro Lace Off the Shoulder Sheath Dress

LOVED FOR: Lace styles can be uncomfortable and restrictive, but not this one. This dress features super soft, stretchy lace that moves with you.

WHERE TO WEAR: This simple sheath will save you when those last minute cocktail occasions come around.

Lauren Ralph Lauren Tiered Overlay Dress

LOVED FOR: Made with a touch of stretch, this little number will fit and flatter in all the right places.

STYLE WITH: Barely-there nude heels will complement its modern look.

Calvin Klein Off-The-Shoulder Sheath Dress

LOVED FOR: Bell sleeves elongate the arms and add a fun spin on this otherwise simple silhouette.

USERS SAID: “Absolutely LOVE this dress!! Gorgeous style, amazing fit, solid material—not clingy or revealing. The off-the-shoulder part even stays put.”

Lark & Ro Off The Shoulder Shift Dress

WHY YOU NEED IT: You can take this versatile sheath from day to night with the switch of a shoe.

STYLE WITH: Pair it with statement sneakers for errands around town and your favorite heeled sandals for dinner dates and nights out.

Amanda Uprichard Ariella Dress

BEST FOR: If you’re looking for a number that truly stuns, look no further than this fiery red dress.

USERS SAID: “Love love love this dress. I get compliments galore when I wear it. You can wear it for a dressy event with high heels or for a casual event with flat shoes.”

Apiece Apart Sandrine Cotton & Silk Off the Shoulder Dress

WHERE TO WEAR: Inspired by the beaches of Majorca, this flowy dress features warm colors and fun stripes that are perfectly fit for your next sunny vacay.

STYLE WITH: Throw it over your swimsuit, add a pair of wedge sandals, and you’re ready for the night.

Ulla Johnson Hollie Dress

WHERE TO WEAR: Complete with eyelet details and scalloped trim, this little white dress is ideal for any of your upcoming spring festivities.

LOVED FOR: In case you need another reason to love it—it has pockets.

Tularosa Lily Dress

WHERE TO WEAR: Romantic ruffled tiers, airy chiffon, and pretty budding blooms make this dress an excellent choice for spring weddings.

USERS SAID: “This fits incredibly well, and the bodice gives the top half a good amount of structure. It's perfect for a summer party, and the color and print are just lovely. Great for dressing up with heels or dressing down with flats.”

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