Trending : Off the Shoulder Dresses

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When it comes to all things fashion, as you know give it time and the trends always seemingly circle back.  One trend that I was not quick to jump back onto was the off the shoulder necklines.  It just brought me back to the days of Beverly Hills 90210 circa Donna Martin and those boho tops she was always sporting.  Plus, it was too dangerously close to the tube tops and attached long sleeves trend.  I just can’t.  I’ve also seen chokers making a comeback and I promise you, I will never be reviving the black choker trend no matter what.  However, I have really been loving the flirty fluttery necklines that are making a comeback in a big way.  Now to find a piece that actually works with my body type.

I ordered a ton of dresses and returned a ton of dresses due to the fact most of them had no shape, the material was see through or the off the shoulder area would keep on sliding.  I finally found the holy grail with this Susana Monaco dress.  Yes, it is a little bit on the pricier side but I guarantee you, when the Summer heat sets in.  I will be wearing this dress on major repeat.  The best part, a built in bra.  How genius.  That was always my concern with these dresses, what bra to wear, how uncomfortable having that strapped on with the irritation around my shoulders on top of it.  Well, this dress solves that for you.  Also, there is an elastic band that goes around the top that keeps the sleeves in place with no slipping.  The dress isn’t lined but is thick enough you don’t have to worry about the sun peaking through.  I steamed it and it stayed relatively wrinkle free in the FL heat.  Add some fun espadrilles, a Spring purse and you can even layer some dainty necklaces on top.  This will be your new favorite hot weather dress.  (Sidebar, I was outside for seriously only an hour at the baseball game with my fam with 45 SPF on prior to this….the Florida sun is no joke).

off the shoulder dressBack of Susana MonacoSusana Monaco Dress and Rebecca Minkoff Saddle bagrebecca minkoff Isobel saddle bag

Dress Susana Monaco here similar under $25 here and here ||| Dolce Vita Nova Wedges here and here similar under $30 here ||| Blush bag Rebecca Minkoff here and here ||| Sunnies here and here very similar under $25 here

Off the Shoulder Dress copySusana Monaco off the shoulderRebecca Minkoff Isobel Saddle bag blush

Others that I’ve had my eye on!

What are your thoughts? Are you liking this trend for the upcoming hot weather days? Which pieces do you have your eyes on?

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39 responses to “Trending : Off the Shoulder Dresses”

  1. Abby says:

    That dress is beyond gorgeous! I’ve loved it the first time I saw it!

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

  2. I know that the off the shoulder dresses are trending right now, but like you said, I always find them so baggy! Love your Springtime nail polish color!

  3. Jenn says:

    This one looks perfect on you! Love the wedges with it, and your pretty nail polish color!

  4. I agree – most of the off the shoulder dresses really lack shape, but this one is so pretty on you!! I’m not sure I’ll be sporting the dress (haven’t found one yet) but definitely still on the hunt for a great off the shoulder top!! xo, Biana

  5. I love the flowyness of this dress, so feminine! I am in the process of buying and returning so many things because they are just not right. I’m not real trendy, so if I’m going to hop on board, it has to be perfect! I’ll have to check this dress out!


    Whitney & Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

  6. Ashley says:

    I love off the shoulder and can’t wait to be able to wear them here! Susan Monaco clothes are always so comfortable too!

  7. I’ve had my eye on this dress for a while! I love the off the shoulder look on other people and it seems like it might be good for breastfeeding so I might give it a try this summer!!

  8. Christina says:

    Love this dress on you! The shape is perfect!

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

  9. Caroline says:

    Loooveee. That bag is amazing too. We sell Susana Monaco dresses at work (hopefully we’ll get some in soon!!) and they always sell out fast. You look beautiful in these pictures too!! :-)

  10. Nadine says:

    That dress is so cute on you!!! I love that it has a built in bra. I am liking the off the shoulder look this year but I am with you. I doubt my black choker will ever make a reappearance.

  11. Haha trends really do always circle back, it never fails! Love this dress, the color is so pretty on you! Loving all the off the shoulder things lately! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  12. Gorgeous! Love that dress on you. I’m pretty sure I’d have some indecent exposure thanks to the little guy if I wore something like this, but it’d be perfect for date night!

  13. Jaelan says:

    You are STUNNING in that little number!

  14. This dress looks fabulous on you! I’m loving the off the shoulder trend, but seriously no to chokers. They can’t come back!!

  15. Rebecca Jo says:

    a built in bra is genius because that’s one of my hang ups with all these new off the shoulder things. I’m way too old for no bra. Gravity is not my friend :)

  16. Kaitlin says:

    YES to Donna Martin with the black CHOKER! LOL! Same story with overalls! How are those back in!? Anyway, love these dresses. I ordered similar white BB Dakota one from ShopBop but it was WAY baggy/maternity/mumu looking so alas it was returned … maybe I need to order a bunch like you and see which is best.

  17. Beverly Hills 90210! Hahaha, yes!!! I think the key to pulling off this look is going high(er) end. I think ruffles and off the shoulder can look cheap real quick, so investing a little is totally worth it here.

  18. Amanda says:

    That dress is perfection! I love that the sleeves stay in place and the built in bra – so smart! It also looks adorable on you, an all around win!

  19. jillian says:

    that dress is so pretty! xo jillian

  20. Karly says:

    I don’t think this trend would look good on me AT ALL, but you look gorgeous! Loving all the blush tones, and how genius to have a built-in bra?!

  21. Emelia says:

    I’m OBSESSED with off the shoulder looks…even my wedding dress was off the shoulder. Love this look on you, and your pretty nail polish and wedges too!

  22. Carly says:

    You look so gorgeous! I want allllll of the off-the-shoulder things!

  23. Carly says:

    You look so gorgeous! I want allllll of the off-the-shoulder things- so pretty.

  24. Lo Stover says:

    Hi Amanda!
    I stumbled upon your blog and I’m obsessed. Your like my style spirit animal, and I love all your looks including this one! I would love for you to stop by my blog, I love to connect with similar bloggers as myself and grow our blogging community.

    Forever & Always,

  25. You know I’m a huge fan of off the shoulder ;) You look so cute in this dress and I love those wedges!

  26. I feel like I say this often but this might be my fav ever from you! the dress and the purse and the shoes?! i need one of everything.

  27. I love the way you styled this dress! So fun and flirty! Elements I’ve been seeing you tap into a lot lately. They totally work for you! (:

  28. Christina says:

    Love everything about this – the off the shoulder look, the color, the tassel – you’ve got it all!

  29. Lindsay says:

    I love this whole look! It’s so girly chic and I adore that bag! Never ever will I allow a choker to grace my neck again!

  30. I absolutely love this look, it’s Donna Martin meets 2016! It’s a simpler and softer look, and the color of this dress is too pretty! And girlllll I will never get back on board with those choker necklaces either nor can I get on the overalls “trend”. No thanks!
    Green Fashionista

  31. I love the one you are wearing! I may just get the one at Forever 21.

  32. Natalie says:

    Love that Susana Monaco dress on you! I’ve been eyeing it on Shopbop but wasn’t sure if I would love it in person. I think you’ve convinced me

  33. I don’t know what I love most about this outfit–the dress with the built-in bra! or your adorable espadrilles! I love wearing dresses in the hot summer! Photos on point lady!


  34. kristen says:

    this dress looks fabulous on you! i don’t think i can rock the off the shoulder trend, but i am definitely loving it on everyone that i’m seeing. that purse though? holy gorgeous.

  35. Great look! I am obsessed with the off the shoulder trend! I ordered a similar dress and hope it works. I love Susana Monaco! xo, Champagne&Suburbs

  36. Sarah says:

    You look absolutely gorgeous in the photos! Love love love the bag!

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