Trend: Classic One Shoulder Dresses

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 • Permalink • 

--By Kim Moshtaghi

Black and Ivory One Shoulder Dresses by JS Collections
JS Collections One Shoulder Dress

$248.00
Available at: edressme.com

I have never been fond of the one-shoulder dress trend that has come and gone over the years. But, this year I have seen some beautiful dresses on celebrities and friends that have made it crucial for me to highlight some hot one-shoulder dresses. After seeing Anne Hathaway in a gorgeous one-shoulder red dress I was sold. It didn’t take long for me to start noticing this vast fashion trend as appealing and sexy. There were a few one-shoulder dresses worn at the Golden Globes that were stunning, making it a trend worth embracing.

As is true of most fashion trends, there are a lot of choices and styles when it comes to one-shoulder dresses. Being a person who believes in buying pieces that are classic and can be worn more than one season, I have chosen classy sophisticated pieces that can be worn over the upcoming years, and can be easily reinvented in one way or another.

Adrianna Papell Beaded One Shoulder Jersey Dress
Adrianna Papell Beaded Dress

$168.00
Available at: nordstrom.com
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My first choice is very classy and flattering. This Black and Ivory One Shoulder Dress by JS Collections gives the illusion of an ultimate bombshell body. The stretch fabric flatters the figure, and gives an hourglass figure a perfect tuck in certain areas to create an ultimate slimming look. This dress is definitely something you can wear over and over again without being eye-staining, instead subtle and very Audrey Hepburn.

This Adrianna Papell Beaded One Shoulder Jersey Dress is gorgeous. I love the color yellow! Although it is a vivid color, yellow is one of the few bright colors that is never overbearing and always remains in fashion. It is a color of desire and a color most designers love to work with. The shoulder side of this dress has beaded clusters, adding some character with simplicity. The dress also has padded cups, leaving you the option to go braless.

Lastly, one of my favorite designers that I love incorporating in all my fashion standouts is Ralph Lauren. This classic black Lauren by Ralph Lauren One Shoulder Jersey Dress is exactly what I mean when I talk about a timeless dress that can be re-worn over the years. Even though it is a trendy one-shoulder dress, this dress is a feminine girly dress that can be worn all the time and can be worn at all ages. The draped waist flares out-- perfect for an hourglass figure or women who don’t want to have material tugging at every inch of her body. The flare gives this dress an easy, flirty movement, making it a must have alluring black dress.
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Kim Moshtaghi
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.