There are many factors you should consider when looking for the right off the shoulder prom dress, one being the length. This style looks amazing with long ball gowns. When trying on different options, see how the end of the dress rests on your body. Are your shoes covered? Are you tripping on fabric as you walk? Does a “long” gown fall too short? There is a “train” style where the end is short in the front and long in the back. This allows you to maintain an elegant look without sacrificing your mobility.
The off the shoulder style already draws attention to your shoulders but go with a shorter dress if you want to accentuate these features even more. Definitely consider these factors when making your purchase. No matter what length you end up going with, make sure you get your dress to a tailor in time so that it’s ready for your big night.
Off the Shoulder Fit
It is also important for you to get an off the shoulder dress that fits your body perfectly. At prom, you’ll want to not only look amazing but also feel comfortable. After all, you’ll be doing lots of dancing and moving around.
For those who are more petite, it is recommended that you get a dress that is streamlined to your figure. This will provide a snug fit and accentuate your curves. Those who are curvier will find style and comfort in streamlined and floaty styles. Both do a great job of complementing your shape. In short, you don’t want an off the shoulder dress that will be slipping all night or riding up your shoulders.
As for specific style options, there are many that look great with an off the shoulder feature. There is the typical ball gown that will leave you looking as elegant as one should on their prom night. Mermaid, fitted, and long lace styles are also fashionable options that look great with an off the shoulder neckline. You can even find jumpsuit and two-piece looks in our collection.
Bold Prom Dress Colors
Perhaps the most fun part about choosing an off the shoulder dress is picking the color. We have dresses in blue, black, red, gold, pink, white, green, yellow, and more! We recommend choosing a daring color to stand out and make your night that much more memorable. Floral prints and other unique designs look especially great with long gowns. We have dresses that are accented with sparkling tones of silver and gold. These can help make a dress of a more neutral color really stand out in the crowd.
When deciding on a color, you should also consider the theme of your prom. For an “Under the Sea” night, for instance, you might want to stick with blues and purples. Also, take into account any outfit coordination you might’ve planned. Do you and your date want to match? Or maybe you want to show up donning colors similar to those your group of friends will be wearing.
Necklines – Sweetheart, Plunging, V-Neck
True to its namesake, off the shoulder dresses already do a great job of accentuating your shoulders. There are many different kinds of necklines that complement this style even more and give it an extra special look.
A-line, strapless, low, plunging, V-neck, cold shoulder halter, and sweetheart necklines are all great options. You could also choose a style with short sleeves if you are looking for a more modest approach. Consider the type of strapless bras you have or will need to purchase when choosing the neckline of your off the shoulder prom dress.
Off the shoulder dresses already look great in a variety of lengths and styles. It is perfectly acceptable to go with a sleek and simple look. If you are looking to add a bit more flavor, consider our styles that are carefully designed with sequins or beaded pieces. Embellishments such as these will make your dress look even more unique. Touches of glamour can also be added through features such as a skirt with an open back or high slit.
Fabrics – Chiffon, Tulle, Sequin
The fabric can make all the difference. We have dresses made from materials such as satin, sequin, tulle, and chiffon. These fabrics will have you looking classy while remaining lightweight and comfortable.
Accessorize Your Off the Shoulder Prom Dress
Get the right accessories to get the most out of your off the shoulder dress. Earrings or bracelets can really tie the look together. Like with choosing the color, consider your prom’s theme and any outfit coordination plans you made when choosing accessories.
Finding the Right Fit
To make sure you get the perfect fit, try on as many dresses on as possible. Comparing different sizes and styles will give you an idea of what off the shoulder dress you’ll want to wear on your special night. It is always is ideal to try on dresses in a store. A second opinion never hurts, so bring your friends along to help you determine which dresses complement your body best. If you do end up ordering your dress online, even though you can always take it to a tailor, you should try to get the most accurate measurements possible.
Even though finding the right dress can be stressful, take your time to find the perfect style and fit for you. Your prom night is one of the most important nights of your life and will be an event you’ll look back on for years to come. The process of choosing your dress should be part of the fun! No matter what kind of off the shoulder dress you are looking for, we are bound to have a dress in a color, length, and style that fits you and will make your prom a night to remember!