One Shoulder Dresses You Won't Be Able to Pass Up

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

--By Kim Moshtaghi

Milla Jovovich in Elie Saab at 2012 Oscars
Milla Jovovich in Elie Saab
At the Oscars, many celebs wore one-shoulder dresses, and they made the right choice because these dresses allowed the celebs to reveal just the right amount of skin. Even JLo toned down her look, especially when compared to the obnoxious and daring outfits she usually wears. Finally, she seemed to learn the lesson that sometimes less is more.

Like Angelina’s sexy slit, flirty one-shoulder pieces tend to reoccur every year. Although I don’t personally embrace this trend -- I love it on others but not on myself -- I love seeing this trend on confident women like Cameron Diaz because, besides having toned arms, she always makes everything look effortless.

One-shoulder dresses are the perfect choice for those who want to keep themselves from overheating as the weather warms. Recently, BCBG became my number one stop for new items because I believe their clothing is on top of all the trends. I have been obsessed with their clothes. I have even bought three dresses in just the last month because, with feminine and flirty designs, they were hard to pass up.

To prove this, I have the perfect orange one shoulder dress. This dress is smokin’ hot! The bright color combination and sultry style makes this dress irresistible. This draped and pleated dress has all the alluring features of a 2012 spring dress.

BCBGeneration Pleated One-Shoulder Dress

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This next dress is something that I would expect to see worn on a runway. Ask yourself whether you are daring enough for this fun, bright pink dress before you decide to purchase it. Wow, this dress is definitely eye-catching and stunning. This one sided, long sleeved dress is a great choice for a warm weather occasion. Wear this dress with some turquoise earrings and you will look like the perfect runway model representing the season.

BCBGMAXAZRIA Anadia One-Shoulder Dress

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If you are tall and slender, then this next cutting dress edge will suit you. With this purplish dress, you’ll exude as much style as Jacqueline Kennedy. The layer work, which the designer describes as “artwork,” is beautiful and appears all over this dress. It’s very artistic but without being tacky. I love this dress, but it does require the tall and slender body type.

BCBGMAXAZRIA Audrey One-Shoulder Short 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.