The off-the-shoulder style creates a sexy, elusive look many of us strive for. It is a playful look -- just enough of a tease to get you noticed, without the bad impression. I like to think of it as a tasteful way to show your flirty side.
Let's start off with a simple, black, off-the-shoulder, knee-length dress. This dress is the definition of the perfect sexy, fitted dress. For the ladies who have trouble accessorizing, this is for you! This dress doesn’t need anything but a pair of strappy heels to go with it. Get your body into this tight dress and it will make you conscious of what you're eating and it will keep all the jiggly parts in place for a nice sleek look -- voila!
→ Buy the Bebe Off Shoulder Dress, $129.00, at bebe.com; this item ships for free.
Speaking of sleek... this next item is a white square neckline top. This is a flawless way to polish off a pencil skirt for the office. You may also easily transition it to an evening top when paired with bright shorts or a miniskirt. As a disclaimer, do not wear this kind of top if you are one of my bustier, top-heavy sisters because it can make you look wider.
→ Buy the Cooper & Ella Ava Cold Shoulder Top, $125.00, at bloomingdales.com.
Gearing away from the shirt and into my fave -- the jumpsuit! I looooove jumpsuits! It's so easy-peazy. Throw it on, wear a layered necklace(s) or a pair of big bold earrings, and you are all set to look like a goddess. I prefer this jumpsuit in the blush color as opposed to the black option, especially when paired with a sun kissed tan and an effortless bun or free flowing beach hair.
→ Buy the Jay Godfrey Nix Off the Shoulder Jumpsuit, $495.00, at nordstrom.com; shipping and returns are free.
As usual, I like to throw in a casual or sale item. This pool or beach side dress is half off right now, making it a steal. I would wear this when comfort is the utmost priority, while looking summer fresh and ready.
→ Buy the Mango Off Shoulder Dress, $24.99 (was $49.99), at shop.mango.com.
Staying in the casual zone, this denim maxi dress is adorable. It’s a great way to enter a pool party, grab lunch with a friend, or take a stroll on the beach. It’s got a sophisticated element because it is long, and the off-the-shoulder style makes it a great trendy pick.
→ Buy the INC International Concepts Off-The-Shoulder Denim Maxi Dress, $99.99 (was $119.50), at macys.com; this items ships for free.
is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Kim is currently based in sunny San Diego, California, where she's a Realtor with Apprize Realty, Inc., specializing in coastal homes and luxury acquisitions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.