Spring is here and the slightly warmer weather has us enthused for summery dresses and there's no hotter style this season than the off the shoulder dress. It's an easy style to adapt into your wardrobe whether you prefer something flowing or more fitted. We've found eight lovely styles to suit a range of tastes that will give you something great to wear for the warmer days ahead.
Augustine's diffusion label Charlo always delivers on fashion forward everyday styles at a great price and we're adoring their Hananas Dream dress in a monochromatic floral print. Wear it belted as shown or loose for a more relaxed silhouette that is enhanced by the frilled sleeves and elasticated neckline.
After the perfect white dress for spring? We think Céline Rita's Dani dress is a beautiful choice that could be easily dressed down with sandals or made up for more formal occasions. It could even be a wonderful choice for a bridesmaid dress if you're after one. We love the classic silhouette that is very flattering and the charming broderie anglaise.
Glassons have the casual off the shoulder dress nailed with this youthful mini-length take that looks fresh in blue cotton. The elasticated shoulders and ties at the cuffs give this a fun appeal and it could easily be styled with sneakers or sandals. This style is also available in charming blue and white stripes too.
We're big fans of Ruby's new No Drama collection and this Sonnet Wrap dress is high on our wish-list for the season for several reasons. We love the wrap style of the top which is flattering on the bust and ties at the waist for a great silhouette, not to mention the practical knee-length skirt and grey tones make it a really versatile choice.
Julian Danger's Molly dress is exactly the right kind of dress to take away on holiday, casual enough for the beach or shopping then later dressed up a bit for an al fresco dinner. It's not hard to see how this would be an excellent dress for the warmer months and it's also available in white as well, we could happily take both.
We can never resist a good floral dress and we're adoring We Are Kindred's Isabel Off-shoulder dress in beautiful blues, purples and pinks. The relaxed fit of this dress is also appealing and the drawstring waist and elasticated shoulders add to the comfort factor. This dress is just a bit bohemian and ever so dreamy for summer days.
Keepsake have created a stunning spring look with their Walk the Wire dress in a gorgeous burgundy digital ribbon print. The mini-length is perfectly off-set by its long sleeves and modern take on the off the shoulder style. This would be a wonderful occasion dress for parties or weddings and we love the pretty colour palette of this look.
Don't you think Shona Joy's Estela Off the Shoulder dress would make a great summer party dress? It's breezy enough to have fun on the dancefloor and it's bell sleeves, asymmetric hem and drawstring waist create a fantastic silhouette and it's lightweight enough to wear without getting too warm. Definitely a new favourite for summer.
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