There’s just something about shoulder-baring outfits that’s so polarising. While the off-shoulder trend has been around for ages, it comes and goes within the trend cycle, with people loving it until it becomes too saturated in the market, and then everyone begins to hate it again due to overexposure.
But no matter how many opinion pieces we come across lambasting the off-shoulder dress, this piece still remains a staple in our closets. They’re a great alternative to your simple shift dress and shows just enough skin for you to feel flirty for a date but still covered up enough if you had to go run errands.
Plus, they allow our shoulders to catch a little tan to achieve that J Lo bronzed goddess glow we love so much. Scroll through for a couple of budget-friendly versions that are stylish and affordable.
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Channel retro old Hollywood vibes with this polished polka dot number with buttons. While we love that the dress is already a statement piece on its own, we think it would be even cooler worn the buttons undone with a pair of high-waisted jeans.
When you’re running out of ideas and your life battery is drained, let a simple, girly LBD be your failsafe outfit for any occasion. This shoulder-baring design from Bershka is a little bit demure and a little bit sexy, thanks to the tuxedo-like lapels and buttons.
Heading for a day wedding? We’ve got just the dress for you. We love the pretty lilac colour of this dress as well as the oh-s0-flattering wrap detail around the waist!
Another floral printed piece great for the all-round tropical weather here, this H&M design hugs you around the waist and accentuates your figure, so you can wear it to your next beach party after a gym sesh to show it off.
Not everyone loves the pastel hues that nature prints usually come with. The solution would be this black dress from Pomelo Fashion: It allows to you channel the fun, summery pattern without looking like you’re still reminiscing in your childhood years.
It’s in a nice romantic shade of baby blue, it has buttons and it screams summery vibes. We don’t have to say more, do we? Pair it with a dainty necklace to play up the flirty vibes, but finish with white sneakers for a street edge.
Be the belle of the garden party when you dress in this blue, floaty off-shoulder ZARA number. Finish with dainty gold jewellery and copious amounts of highlighter to show off your collarbone.