Off-the-Shoulder Dress: The Best Outfit Ideas

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Thanks to the off-the-shoulder trend we kept our shoulders exposed during entire summer. It was a very nice time to show off some sun-kissed skin and to look stylish.

The off-the-shoulder dress is a staple that I honestly thought will be only a one-year thing. But, I was obviously wrong. All the fashion girls loved the off-the-shoulder dress and it was a pleasure to watch all that cuts, colors and patterns that they wore.
In this post, we will see how you can combine, wear and style a different kind of off-the-shoulder dresses.
I divided them into four sections, so we will talk about Classic and A-line dresses, then Gingham and Striped and last but not least. By the end we will also see how you can wear Maxi, Midi and Floral patterned dresses.

A-Line & Classic Off-the-Shoulders Dresses

blue a line off the shoulder dress
A blue A-line dress and lace-up flats are the perfect choice for hot summer weather. The cut of these dresses will make you feel very comfortable and chic. It has a nice detail on a neckline-ruffle.
With the addition of some nice minimalistic jewelry, this will be the ideal go-to summer weekend look.

pink off the shoulder dress
The great pink dress is calling you to wear it every day! It is perfect for doing your everyday duties, or for a simple and casual walk with the ice cream in your hand.
Wear it with the flip-flops, flats or with the mules.

red off the shoulder dress
The red flowing dress is a great choice if you like this color and want to draw some attention. It is nice and cotton-made. Besides, it is very flattering for your skin, especially on hot summer days, when you need to feel comfy.
Wear it with the boater hat and lace-up flats or sandals.

black off the shoulder dress
This dress represents a perfect balance between casual and sophisticated look. You can wear it with the funky flats, or sandals. You can also try wearing it with the kitten heel shoes, or even with the high heels. You can definitely try putting some minimalistic jewelry on.

Gingham and Striped Off-the-Shoulder Dresses

red striped off the shoulder dress
This is one perfect red striped dress. It is very flattering to your body while highlighting your figure.
The length of the dress is very trendy and can be worn with any shoes. Try wearing this dress with super trendy basket bag.

blue striped off the shoulder dress
This is a perfect blue dress with the small stripes on it. It is perfect to be worn every day, for casual as well for the more formal events. You can try out wearing it with the high heels or for a casual and comfy look try out the flats or sandals.

gingham off the shoulder dress
Gingham pattern was a big trend this summer, and it still is. The stores were full of different cuts of gingham dresses, tops, and skirts.
This gingham dress with the off-the-shoulder neckline is great for combining with the flats or platform sandals. You can wear it for casual occasions, and also upgrade it for a night out by adding platforms or high heels.

red gingham off the shoulder dress
As you can see this is a very nice and ruffled red gingham patterned dress.
It is possible to wear it every day, from early morning to the late night.
You can wear it with the nice basket bag, as you can see in the photo above. To give it a little bit of a boho vibe, you can add a lot of minimalistic jewelry.

Floral Off-the-Shoulder Dresses

floral off the shoulder dress blue
I will show you some gorgeous embroidered dresses that you can wear.
This blue dress is my first choice when it comes to the dresses with flowers. The small flowers are embroidered so you will get the bohemian and trendy look at the same time.

embroidered off the shoulder dress
SourceThe second embroidered dress that I wanted to show you is this yellow one. Yellow is a perfect color for summer and it will get you to the right mood.
The bell sleeves make this outfit trendy, while the embroidery adds that ethno vibe to it.

If you like the embroidered staples, check out the article about embroidered jackets.

red floral off the shoulder dress
This is one pretty and sweet red floral dress. It has a nice details, white hand-knitted stripe and ruffles on the rub of the dress.
You can wear it all the time while you are on your vacation, with a pair of super comfy sandals or mules.

floral off the shoulder dress white
This is a great white dress, with a lot of delicate flowers on it. This dress has ruffles around the neckline.
You can wear it for pool parties, beach parties at night, or simply for a casual city stroll.
If you want to feel super comfy, wear flats, but if you want to upgrade your look to be more formal, wear platforms or high heels.

Maxi and Midi Off-the-Shoulder Dresses

pink midi off the shoulder dress
As you already know, pink is one of the main color this season. So you definitely have to own some staples in this color. I suggest having one dress with the off-the-shoulder neckline like in the photo above.
You can wear it with another big trendy piece of the year – mules in the same shade of pink.

red pencil off the shoulder dress
A gorgeous red off-the-shoulder pencil dress is reserved for special occasions only.
You will just need nude pointed-toe stilettos and you are ready to go! Be ready for a lot of attention coming your way.

maxi off the shoulder dress
If you adore boho style, then you will love this orange pleated maxi dress.
You can wear it by a seaside as well on the beach, with your bikini under it.
if you are staying at the beach, wear it barefoot or with the flats, flip flops and platform sandals.

button down off the shoulder dress
This is a beautiful button-down dress in the delicate shade of blue color.
It has a big slit and it is flowing around your body. This is why it feels very comfortable to wear it.
Style it with the strap sandals in the silver metallic color.

These were just some of the models I have chosen to show you.
You have seen that the off-the-shoulder dress can be worn in many different ways.
So, what are you waiting for? Go, and buy your new favorite dress!

If you like this post, make sure to read the other posts about outfit ideas.