Strapless and strappy dresses have always been popular choices as party dresses but lately one of the most flattering and fresh styles of party dress is the asymmetrical style. This dress goes against many of our desires to look completely symmetrical but the one shouldered look is incredibly flattering and great alternative for those who don’t like wearing strapless party dresses. There are also a variety of other asymmetrical styles of dress, some of which use embellishment to give asymmetrical detail on the front of the dress, others which have an asymmetrical hem.
This trend has been bubbling away for quite a few seasons now but this summer has exploded into a huge trend with ruffled, draped and little black party dresses all featuring the one shouldered look. The celebrities have also been working this look on the red carpet as they already know all about how sensual and sexy revealing one shoulder can look. The draped styles have a definite feel of Greek Goddess about them, they elegant and perfect for a party. Other variations on this look include dresses with one long sleeve and dresses with one strap that crosses right across the chest.
The one shouldered dress trend is particularly good if you have great shoulders that you would like to show off. It also works well for wide shoulders as it cuts across the chest diagonally making it look narrower.
This Coral One Shoulder Dress by Miss Selfridge is the perfect colour for a party on a hot summer evening. It looks amazing with a sun tan and is right up to date with the ruffle which runs diagonally across the body.
This Black One Shoulder Ruffle Dress by Miss Selfridge has a Spanish feel about it and would be perfect for partying the night away on holiday. This dress is incredibly flattering due to its colour and also the diagonal ruffles which have a slimming effect.
This One Shoulder Tulip Skirt Dress by Lipsy has a beautiful draped design and gorgeous coloured satin fabric that fits in perfectly with this summers trend for luxe neutrals.
This One Shoulder Print Dress by Lipsy is a great party dress option for Ibiza party peoole or anyone heading somewhere hot. Its bold print makes it slightly less dressy than a black party dress but just as, if not more eye catching and perfect for keeping cool in the heat.
This Asymmetric Gathered Corset Dress is the ultimate bodycon party dress with an asymmetric neckline and hem that creates the illusion of a longline and lengthens the body.
Accessorising the asymmetrical party dress
As with any dress that has an unusual neckline, it can be difficult to find the right necklace to go with it. Look for a simple pendant style of necklace where the pendant hangs about an inch above the neckline of the dress. For higher necked asymmetrical dresses it would probably be best to avoid a necklace all together and instead opt for a pair of long earrings which mirror the line of the dress. A clutch bag and heels or wedges are the only other accessories that you will need to complete your party outfit.