Dress Style - Off the Shoulder Dresses

An off the shoulder dress can show off a lady’s best feature. Worn by Jacqueline Kennedy on her wedding day, an off-the shoulder top is always an elegant choice. An effortless way to show a little skin, there’s nothing more enchanting than an off-the-shoulder bridesmaid dress. We may change sizes, but our shoes size and shoulders will always be the same.

Sometimes called a “Sabrina neckline”, a true Sabrina sits on the edges of the shoulder, as seen in the Lela Rose LR176 bridesmaid dress, available in a black off-the-shoulder top, with its expertly fitted bodice and beautifully wide neckline, similar to a bateau but with a curved rather than pointed edge and equal depth in the front and back. An off-the-shoulder bridesmaid dress is just that, one that sits off the shoulders.

Some off the shoulder bridesmaid dresses feature detachable sleeves that wrap around the arms and can be worn on or off the shoulder, offering you a strapless look, an on-the-shoulder, and an off-the shoulder look in one.

Other looks combine sleeves with spaghetti straps, as demonstrated in the Christina Wu Occasions 22603, a classic off-the-shoulder white dress, with a stunning draped cowl neck and drapey sleeves that graze the upper arm, the A-line silhouette by an accent sash at the waist.

Ruched long sleeve off the shoulder dresses are very versatile, and can be slid off the shoulder, or worn on the shoulder, whatever the wearer feels comfortable with. The After Six 6667 bridesmaid gown features off-the-shoulder ruched sleeves that give way to a V-neckline. Wear the sleeves up as shown, or push them down for a look that’s all your own.

For something totally unique, the Lela Rose LR197 bridesmaid off the shoulder dress features an asymmetrical neckline, lightly draped through the bodice with a surplice wrap that sits high on the bust. A darling high-low hemline adds to the personality of this look.

Shop our selection of bolero jackets and wraps to add a little warmth to an off the shoulder dress.