How to Wear One Sleeve Dress: 15 Top Outfit Ideas

best one sleeve dress outfit ideas

Introducing some asymmetric design into your outfit can sometimes make you look very stylish and unique. Wearing a one-sleeve dress is one of the easiest ways to create that asymmetric and random look. One thing I really love about a one-sleeve dress is that it can make you look really sexy without require you to show much skin. You can wear it for different scenarios like a girls’ night out, a date or a cocktail party. To help you look the best you can, I have collected some beautiful and stylish one-sleeve dress outfit ideas and I am going to share with you now.

Black One Sleeve Bodycon Mini Dress


To start off the list, I am going to show you the most typical and classic one-sleeve dress. It is a black one-sleeve bodycon mini dress. You can simply wear it with black ballet heels and you are ready to go. You can wear a statement choker necklace to add an extra touch of elegance and uniqueness.

Black Single Lace Sleeve Bodycon Dress

black single lace sleeve bodycon dress

This black one-sleeve bodycon dress has a beautiful detail in its sleeve. It is a semi-sheer half sleeve that is made of lace. The little detail makes the dress look much more elegant and basically takes the outfit to another level. You can simply pair the dress with black open toe heels.

Black One Sleeve Dress with Stockings & Heels

black one sleeve dress stockings heels

Here is another black one-sleeve bodycon mini dress with a minimal design. For a more elegant and feminine look, you can wear the dress with stockings and black heels to complete this outfit cleanly and beautifully.

Black Floral Neckline One Sleeve Dress

black floral neckline one sleeve dress

For a black dress, it seems like the designer cannot be too creative with the design. I mean, it seems like you can only do so much to the dress. Turns out that there is enough room to add some details here and there. And those details are going to be the difference maker. For example, this black one-sleeve dress has a floral neckline design. The same white floral pattern appears on the edge of the sleeve as well. The nifty and subtle floral element makes the outfit look so much more ladylike.

White One Sleeve Maxi Flowy Dress

white one sleeve maxi flowy dress

While everyone is wearing bodycon dresses that show their curves in a cocktail party, you can do a counter-intuitive thing by wearing a loose fit maxi dress to win the attention. For example, wear this white one-sleeve maxi dress with silver open toe heels and a wide silver bracelet to look absolutely gorgeous.

Black Sequin One Sleeve Mini Dress

black sequin one sleeve mini dress

If a dress has a stylish asymmetric one-sleeve design, you can actually throw in more eye catching element to push the envelope even further. For example, wear a one-sleeve mini dress that is also a black sequin dress with a pair of silver open toe heels to grab people’s attention.

Asymmetric Black Maxi Bodycon Dress

asymmetric black maxi bodycon dress

You don’t necessarily have to show too much skin to get people’s attention. Sometimes, a dress that seems to have a very random and asymmetric cutting can be very eye catching and stylish. For example this black maxi bodycon dress has a very unique and seemingly random cutting that span from the top to the bottom of the dress. The most creative part about this outfit is that the black shoes are also asymmetric and they match perfectly with the dress.

Single Bat Sleeve Shift Dress

single bat sleeve shift dress

Here is a black one-sleeve dress that has a untypical sleeve design. The single sleeve is actually a bat sleeve and that makes the dress very different from other typical dresses that you would see in a cocktail party. Simply wear the dress with a pair of silver ankle strap open toe heels to complete the outfit with elegance.

Dark Blue Sequin One Sleeve Bodycon Dress

dark blue sequin one sleeve bodycon dress

If you want a deeper look and dress in a less typical color, this dark blue sequin bodycon dress may be for you. To style it, simply wear it with a pair of black strappy heels. The blue sparkly one-sleeve dress would likely make you shine among a ton of black dresses in a cocktail party.

Black Velvet Mini Dress with Stockings & Ankle Boots

black velvet mini dress stockings ankle boots

If you are looking for a black dress that has a little extra depth, you may want to consider this black velvet bodycon one sleeve dress. The subtly shiny velvet can make black look deeper and more elegant. To complete this outfit, wear stockings and black leather ankle boots to add a stylish touch. If you want to see more outfit ideas of similar boots, you may want to check out our blog post on how to style leather ankle boots.

Navy Folded One Shoulder Bodycon Dress

navy folder one shoulder bodycon dress

A folded dress has two advantages. For one, it makes the dress look more elegant by having that extra little detail. Secondly, it can help cover up the chest area. Whether you are flat-chested lady or not, there are times when you want to focus on other parts of your body like your long legs. This folded dress is a navy one-sleeve bodycon dress. You can simply wear nude heels or navy heels to match with the dress.

Black One Sleeve Skater Dress with Mesh Overlay

black one sleeve skater dress mesh overlay

Usually a black skater dress is designed to be worn casually. This one, though, has an elegant design with the mesh overlay on the sleeveless side of the one-sleeve dress. Simple wear the dress with black ballet heels to complete this outfit that can make you great in a cocktail party.

Red Deep V Neck One Sleeve Bodycon Dress

red deep v neck one sleeve bodycon dress

You can definitely attract a lot of attention by wearing a bright red dress. This dress in particular is a deep v neck one-sleeve bodycon dress that allows you to show your curves. Wear suede heels of the exact some color to complete this outfit with elegance.

Two-Piece Pale Pink Asymmetric Dress

two piece pale pink asymmetric dress

This dress takes asymmetric and random design to another level. It is a two-piece pink dress with the top part being a one-sleeve deep v neck top and the bottom part being a high-left, low-right mini skirt.

Blush Pink One Sleeve Loose Fit Shift Dress

blush pink one sleeve loose fit shift dress

For an angel-like pure look, you can wear this blush pink one-sleeve shift dress. Wear open-toe heels with the exact same color to complete this minimal and amazing look.

I have just shared with you some of the best looking one-sleeve dress outfits. They are actually quite easy to pull off. The next time you want to look stylish and sexy for a cocktail party but you don’t want to show much skin. Remember to come back to this blog post and grab an idea to imitate and do some tweaking.