Off-Shoulder Dresses for Wedding Guests

Off-Shoulder Dresses for Wedding Guests

Nothing quite says demure wedding guest dress than one that elegantly falls off-shoulder. And, just as luck would have it, we have plenty to feast your eyes on!

Here we’re going through our favourite off-shoulder dresses, how we would wear them and what accessories suit us best.

How do you cover up off shoulder dresses?

With summer slowly coming to a close it’s always a good idea to invest in a good cover-up for your off-shoulder dress. The great thing is that it doesn’t need to be expensive, an oversized blazer would carry elegant chic without having to break the bank for a new outfit accessory. An oversized blazer will always find a home in your wardrobe with fitted shirts and skinny jeans.

What accessories to wear with off shoulder dress?

With an off-shoulder dress exposing the shoulders and neckline, you have two options: leave bare or add jewellery. As a lover of all things sparkly, we always opt for jewellery! With an off-shoulder dress though, you have more options to choose from. Beginning with soft silver necklaces, cute pendants to faux pearl chokers. If the off-shoulder dress that you choose has an equally lower back, then you could also reach out for a necklace, that you wear the opposite way – as a back necklace.

How to wear an off-the-shoulder dress with a bra?

If you’re wearing an off-shoulder dress you may choose not to wear a bra, however, in many cases it’s not really an option! If you have a bigger bust, for example, you may find you don’t feel as supported without one. We suggest sourcing a strapless bra. Investing in a good quality strapless bra means that you can repeatedly wear it when opting for your strapless clothing or clothing with thinner straps, like spaghetti straps. Alternatively, if you don’t find strapless bras supportive enough, then you could always opt for a clear strap bra – however, these aren’t as transparent as you would think!

two website images of two women wearing a bandeau bra and a strapless padded bra.

Left: New Look Bandeau £2.99 | Right: Boux Avenue Strapless Padded Bra £28

Can I wear Off-Shoulder dresses to work?

Whilst our dresses are suitable for formal and casual environments we would err on the side of caution when it comes to wearing an off-shoulder dress in the workplace. Why you may ask? Simply it depends on what it is you do for your work! If you work in an office environment you may find that wearing an off-shoulder dress simply isn't comfortable and may restrict you from certain tasks. For this reason, we suggest keeping your off-shoulder dresses for both formal and casual events outside work, where you can literally let your hair down!

What Sizes Can Wear an Off-Shoulder Dress?

Any size! That’s the brilliance of a variety of designs. Some designs look better in one shape than the other, so we’ve made sure to cover all bases by offering a variety of designs in our off-shoulder dress collection.

Off-shoulder dresses with long sleeves

Off-shoulder dresses can come in a variety of designs, including our favourite autumn option: long sleeves. We currently have a good variety at Diva Catwalk of off-shoulder long-sleeved dresses. These include our Mulberry dress, Breton Pencil Dress, Luma Off-Shoulder and our much-loved Astra Off-Shoulder. With lots of colours to choose from, we're sure you'll find your favourite shade.

a collage image of all the available Astra Off-Shoulder dresses available from Diva Catwalk.com

Buy now: Astra Off-Shoulder Dress £99

a collage image of all the available Luma Off-Shoulder dresses available from Diva Catwalk.com

Buy now: Luma Off-Shoulder Dress £115

a collage image of all the available Breton Off-Shoulder dresses available from Diva Catwalk.com

Buy now: Breton Off-Shoulder Dress £85 (was £135)

a collage image of all the available Mulberry Off-Shoulder dresses available from Diva Catwalk.com

Buy now: Mulberry Off-Shoulder Dress £169

 

Sleeveless Off-Shoulder dresses

If you decide to opt for a sleeveless off-shoulder dress then we have you sorted! At Diva Catwalk we have a number of sleeveless off-shoulder dresses including our Calista, Kurumba dresses and Harlow dresses. Best saved for warmer days, these sleeveless off-shoulder dresses have a chic, feminine look when worn with accompanying accessories. Wearing a coat or jacket can be difficult when opting for a full off-shoulder effect dress, however, this can easily be remedied with the likes of an oversized coat, cape or bolero.

two website images side by side showing each model wearing an embellished cape.

Left: ASOS Edition Embellished Fringe Cape £75 | Right: Miss Selfridge Embellished Cape £59 (was £69.99)

Our Sleeveless Off-Shoulder Dresses

a collage image of all the available Calista Off-Shoulder dresses available from Diva Catwalk.com

Buy now: Calista Off-Shoulder Dress £85 (was £125)

a collage image of all the available Kurumba Off-Shoulder dresses available from Diva Catwalk.com

Buy now: Kurumba Off-Shoulder Dress £89

a collage image of all the available Harlow Off-Shoulder dresses available from Diva Catwalk.com

Buy now: Harlow Off-Shoulder Dress £123

a collage image of all the available Vegas Calf Length Off-Shoulder dresses available from Diva Catwalk.com

Buy now: Vegas Calf Length Dress £189

Not-Quite-Off-Shoulder Dresses

Wearing a not-quite off-shoulder dress gives you the elegant benefits of such a dress without all the faff! For example, wearing a not-quite off-shoulder dress simply means you can wear the dress without having to worry about how to accessories and, most importantly, having to plan out a strapless bra! At Diva Catwalk we have a few to choose from including our Amorette dress and Hybrid Vivian classic dress.

a collage image of all the available Amorette Off-Shoulder dresses available from Diva Catwalk.com

Buy now: Amorette Pencil Dress £49 (was £139)

a woman model pictured wearing the Hybrid Vivien Pencil dress with text showing the dress title.

Buy now: Hybrid Vivien Dress £138

 a woman model pictured wearing the Margot Pencil dress with text showing the dress title.

Buy now: Margot Pencil Dress £45 (was £123)

Off-Shoulder Bardot peplum dress

If you fancy a dress that offers a hint of sophistication and elegance with a much-loved neck shape (hello, Bardot!) then our Moonlight Off-Shoulder Peplum dress is just for you!

Available in 5 bold statement shades, including Scarlet Red and Black, this tailored bodice dress cinches in at the waist and flows outwards around the hips. With an hourglass silhouette showcasing this stunning design, the off-shoulder neckline adds a final chic touch.

a collage image of all the available Moonlight Peplum Off-Shoulder dresses available from Diva Catwalk.com

Buy now: Moonlight Off-Shoulder Dress £99 (was £135)

Alternative off-shoulder dresses

a collage image of all the available Kelso Pencil dresses available from Diva Catwalk.com

Buy now: Kelso Pencil Dress £49 (was £125)

 a woman model pictured wearing the Mariposa Off-Shoulder dress with text showing the dress title.

Buy now: Mariposa Off-Shoulder Dress £145

two website images showcasing two women wearing the ASOS Sweetheart wrap bardot & the Mesh Insert Cocoon Maxi Prom Dress.

Left: ASOS Design Sweetheart Neck Wrap Tuck Off-Shoulder £46 | Right: ASOS Design Off-Shoulder Mesh Insert Dress £96

Two Website Images Showing Each Women Wearing the Lavish Alice Off Shoulder Dress and the Other Wearing the House of CB Loretta Off-Shoulder Satin Midi Dress

Left: Lavish Alice Off-Shoulder Dress £80 | Right: House of CB Loretta Off-Shoulder Dress £189

 

Our Customers in our Off-Shoulder Dresses

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