The bare shoulder look is great for women of all ages. Shoulders are beautiful! Bare shoulders are flattering, feminine and fetching. The look is very sexy on both young and older females. If you don’t want to accentuate unattractive arms there are a number of styles that have long sleeves that look très chic. If you are blessed with beautiful arms you can wear the off the shoulder look with any length sleeve. Style the bare shoulder look over tank tops and blouses. For an exciting night out a classic white off the shoulder top looks chic with black pants and statement earrings. Another way to rock this look is a monochromatic (all one color) outfit. A top in a color in this style looks fabulous with shorts or calf length pants for a casual look. A trendy look would be adding the corset trend over an off the shoulder top or wear a summer shift with bare shoulders to stay cool! If you are small look for a streamlined version.
Tip: Off the shoulder look is not appropriate at the office.
Can I wear an off the shoulder dress to a wedding reception?
An off the shoulder dress is so “au courant”! Off the shoulder styles have been infiltrating designer collections for several seasons and have reached a boiling point, they are hot. Are off the shoulder style dresses appropriate for the wedding guest? It depends on the style (limited skin showing) and how it looks on you. An off the shoulder dress should reach around the knees or longer to look stylish. There are some styles that will look good for a wedding but there are many that look too sexy to be in good taste for a wedding. Remember you are not supposed to steal the show from the bride.
Can I wear an off the shoulder dress to a black tie business event?
Business events are more difficult to dress for most career women than men. Men have a uniform for black tie events, a traditional tuxedo. Women are expected to turn out in something stylish and be in good taste. Good taste dresses for a black tie event means not too low, knee or floor length, and not too tight. Cocktail dresses are more modern today than floor length dresses. It is best not to have a lot of skin showing when attending any business functions during the day or evening.