Channel Your Inner Diva with Off-Shoulder and One-Shoulder Dresses
Which fashion style is a favourite of British royal family members, American fashion icons and even current Bollywood divas? Off-shoulder and one-shoulder dresses hold the distinction of being wildly popular over several decades. And it’s not without reason. Off-shoulder dresses are extremely versatile. First of all, they give off a classic “pretty princess” vibe when added to a structured waist and flared skirt underneath. Think Disney princesses, Barbie dolls and actual princesses from the English royal family. Off-shoulder styles are great for when you want to feel regal and dramatic.
No wonder these styles have been flaunted by the likes of Princess Margaret (the fashionable late sister of Queen Elizabeth-II), Princess Diana, Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, and also iconic American actresses Marylin Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor.
And these styles continue to rule even today, with Bollywood starlets often turning to the off-shoulder or one-shoulder styles when they want to ramp up the glam factor. Have a look at some of our favourite stars sporting this evergreen style:
Sara Ali Khan is not just a beloved youth icon but also a renowned fashionista. Blessed with naturally innocent looks, here she is looking extremely chic and stylish in a peach off-shoulder bodycon dress.
Kareena Kapoor redefined maternity fashion with this one-shoulder flowy gown with a thigh-high slit. While the silhouette of the dress is loose and breezy to accommodate her baby bump, the single exposed shoulder gives it an instantly glamorous and chic vibe.
Karisma Kapoor is giving out the classic fairytale princess vibes in this shimmery black off-shoulder fit-and-flare dress.
Kriti Sanon in this lovely and summer-perfect off-shoulder gown in hues of blue, white and sea-green is a sight to soothe sore eyes.
Another Kapoor sister, Riddhima Kapoor, wore this dazzling one-shoulder dress at the recently-held reception that followed the wedding of power-couple Ranbir Kapoor & Alia Bhatt.
Jacqueline Fernandez always looks chirpy and peppy, but here she is positively looking like a breath of fresh air in this bright and sunny off-shoulder dress with loose, ruffled sleeves.
Clearly, off-shoulder and one-shoulder dresses provide a versatile and youthful option for all kinds of occasions. If you’re inspired by these celebrity looks, then Campus Sutra has tons to offer!
Here are some of our favourite pieces: -
This one-shoulder dress in light yellow is flirty, chirpy and delightfully irreverent. Pair it with white sneakers for an active day out on vacation, or with high heels if you’re wearing this to a party.
This fitted off-shoulder dress in lavender is perfect for a brunch with friends or a beach-side sundowner. Goes best with comfortable platform-heel sandals or peep-toes in nude or pastel shades.
If you thought the perfect date-night dress doesn’t exist, look again. This smoky off-shoulder dress in deep red is playful but subtle, and bold but understated. Pair it with minimal jewellery (ideally a small pendant) and black pumps to rule the night.
Go all-out glamorous in this sexy green number from Campus Sutra featuring a ruffled neck-line and thigh-high slit for a date with a special someone or a fun night of partying with your best friends. This uber glam dress looks great with gladiator sandals or stilettos in black, red or nude hues.
Who doesn’t want to feel like royalty sometimes? Channel your inner princess in this lovely black off-shoulder fit-and-flare dress by Campus Sutra for a formal dinner or party, or for traipsing through the streets of your favourite European city on that much-needed vacation. Keep the accessories classy and minimal with a pendant, light makeup and black pumps or ballerinas for evening look, and have fun with this by pairing it with comfortable loafers or even white sneakers if worn during the day.
From dazzling diva to pretty princess to casual chic, off-shoulder and one-shoulder dresses provide a wide range of looks and styles to choose from. And seeing as they are an evergreen style much loved by fashion elites, we recommend you stock up on these styles from Campus Sutra asap!