Want Proof That Off-the-Shoulder Dresses Are Still Trendy? Check Out These 22 Styles

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Puff sleeves, square necklines, open-back dresses and Freedom Moses sandals are among the top trends we’ve come to love during this summer. But there’s one more summer staple we find ourselves returning to year after year: off-the-shoulder dresses. This sexy neckline may not be the newest silhouette, but it’s far from being out of vogue. In fact, according to shopping platform ShopStyle, searches for “off-the-shoulder dresses” are up 47 percent, and are still on the rise. And so, here are 22 clavicle-baring frocks to add to your collection now.

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1. a.l.c. Calley Off-shoulder Dress

This romantic take on the trend is one of the most searched for off the shoulder dress styles on ShopStyle. Bonus: it has pockets!

Available in sizes 0 to 8

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2. bardot Gingham Off The Shoulder Midi Dress

A shirred bodice makes it easy to lift and lower your arms (a potential challenge for any OTS style) without requiring you to readjust your whole dress.

Available in sizes XS to XL

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3. majorelle Selvaggia Midi Dress

The extra ruffle over the bust combined with a tiered skirt helps create the illusion of an hourglass figure and an itty-bitty waist.

Available in sizes XXS to XL

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Draper James

4. draper James Eyelet Off The Shoulder Midi Dress

This Reese Witherspoon-approved number comes with removable straps, making it ideal for those who don’t mess with strapless bras.

Available in sizes XS to 3X

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5. eloquii Off The Shoulder Puff Sleeve Dress

There are lots of dresses with a ruffled detail and a sweetheart neckline, but this Eloquii frock successfully combines the two. The end result? A super-flattering shape that’s equal parts elegant and fun.

Available in sizes 14 to 26

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Tory Burch

6. tory Burch Smocked Shoulder Tie Front Dress

A basic yellow midi this most definitely is not. We love the exaggerated shirring at the neckline and the loose but not entirely tent-like silhouette.

Available in sizes XXS to L

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7. who What Wear Short-sleeve Dress

Because you can never go wrong with a little black dress. Especially if that dress shows off your décolletage and costs under 40 bucks.

Buy it ($37)

Available in sizes 1X to 4X

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8. o’neill Conners Dress

The wrinkle-proof fabric and breezy fit of this wrap-skirt style makes it ideal for tossing in a suitcase or a beach bag.

Available in sizes XS to XL

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Mara Hoffman

9. Mara Hoffman Adelina Dress

This wrap dress can be tied multiple ways—with the ties behind your back for a slightly looser fit, with the sleeves pulled up to accomodate a regular bra, or as shown, tight around your waist—so you can tailor your look to your current mood.

Buy it ($395)

Available in sizes XS to 3X

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10. Faithfull The Brand Saint Jean Off The Shoulder Dress

Halfway between floral print and tie-dye, this green mini will stay in style long after the dip-dye craze fades.

Buy it ($169)

Available in sizes XS to XL

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11. Lulus Feel The Love White Off The Shoulder Puff Sleeve Midi Dress

Just add a pair of red statement earrings, some delicate gold bracelets and rings and strappy heeled. You’ll look like you stepped off a yacht on the Amalfi Coast.

Available in sizes XS to XL

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12. Cult Gaia Stella Off-the-shoulder Midi Dress

The tiered, elasticized sleeves are easy to pull up for a ¾ length or scrunched into a short sleeve, making this dress your secret weapon against overactive ACs.

Buy it ($360)

Available in sizes XS to L

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13. Leith Floral Off The Shoulder Minidress

The puff sleeves and off the shoulder neckline may feel super romantic, but the black-and-white daisy pattern has just enough edge to balance it all out.

Available in sizes XXS to XL

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14. Outerknown Wildflower Dress

The cotton, silk and hemp-blend fabric feels super soft against your skin and does a fantastic job of keeping you cool, despite the longer hemline.

Buy it ($198)

Available in sizes XS to L

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15. Poupette St Barth Soledad Midi Dress

What may look like a regular floral print from afar is actually packed with images of summer’s most delicious fruits: strawberries, blueberries and oranges. Yum.

Available in sizes XS to L

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Tory Burch

16. Tory Burch Embellished Dress

This Tory Burch frock can also be pulled up for a more bra-friendly neckline. And it will look rather cute with a pair of sand-colored wedges.

Available in sizes XS to XL

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17. Modcloth Cape Cod Cutie Off The Shoulder Dress

Blue, white and yellow vertical stripes work to elongate your frame while evoking images of a sunny beach. Now that’s a winning combo.

Buy it ($49)

Available in sizes XS to 4X

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18. Staud Elio Off-the-shoulder Tiered Midi Dress

An off the shoulder silhouette doesn’t require a full sleeve. Sometimes, all you need is a little scrunchie-sized cap.

Buy it ($285)

Available in sizes 0 to 12

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19. Sleeper Michelin Cold-shoulder Dress

Then again, a long sleeve and midi or maxi hem can help draw even more attention to your collarbone.

Available in sizes XS to XL

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20. Who What Wear Bardot Dress

Yes, this dress also comes in black, but this shade of lush green has us dreaming of a tropical getaway, which is exactly the kind of sunshine-filled pick-me-up we need right now.

Buy it ($40)

Available in sizes XS to XXL

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Farm Rio

21. Farm Rio Farm Mix Maxi Dress

Speaking of tropical, Farm Rio is well-known for its vibrant palm leaf, banana, chili pepper and cashew prints. This particular design combines then into one wearable number. (Now, excuse us while we go grab a snack.)

Buy it ($245)

Available in sizes XS to XL

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22. Tommy Bahama Calli's Calypso Off-the-shoulder Midi Dress

Yes, this frock was originally designed as a beach coverup, but the pattern isn’t at all sheer and so can easily be dressed up for dinner out on the town post beach-day.

Available in sizes XS to XL

Abby Hepworth


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