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    How to Style an Off-Shoulder Dress

    How to Style an Off-Shoulder Dress - NALÈ

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    Off-shoulder dresses are a good choice if you'd love to flaunt some skin on your shoulders, neck, and upper back to emphasize an elegant and flattering look. They are versatile, stylish, comfortable, and can be repurposed to suit any occasion.


    Ways to Pull Off an Off-Shoulder Dress Look

    1. Let your hair down

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    Most people will suggest that you pull your hair back so that you don't defeat the aim of an off-shoulder dress. But you can break this norm by letting your hair down to compliment your dress. This means letting some flowing waves or curls fall on your shoulders.


    2. Statement jewelry


    You might be tempted to stick to regular pieces on your off-shoulder dress, but trust us when we say trying something a little loud will help switch things up.


    3. Support with a belt


    Belts are good for defining your waist and accentuating your silhouette. So, you could opt for a thin accent belt to achieve something simple or an embellished belt for an extra bold statement.

    4. One shoulder dress

    NALE Off-Shoulder Dress with Cutout

    Here is another unique way from us to rock your off-shoulder dress. You can decide not to use a necklace so as not to distort the peculiar neckline.

    5. Dress “up”

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    Your choice of shoes and bags matters. High-heeled shoes, that is, pumps, ankle boots, open-toed, strappy or chunky heels enhance the overall aesthetics of your look. Complement your shoes with a clutch or a small hand bag as well as statement jewelry pieces for more sophistication. Want to go a bit extra? Add satin or velvet long gloves.

    6. Dress “down”

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    Slides, sandals or sneakers are the perfect footwear for your dress to achieve an informal or casual look. Likewise, a simple cross bag would add to this look. You can also tone it down on jewelry and stick to something simple.

    What accessories should you wear with an Off-Shoulder dress?

    1. Earrings


    They add glamor to the overall look. You can try dangling earrings that draw attention to your face and neck. Geometric earrings, flower petals and oversized hoops also add a contemporary touch to your fit.


    2. Necklaces

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    Use chunky necklaces with gemstones and other high-end materials for non-everyday looks and simple delicate pieces for everyday looks. You can mix them up by going for whatever neck piece that catches your fancy and complements your look.

    3. Bracelets and rings

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    These would work for a good finish. Whether a stack of bangles or a tennis bracelet on your wrist, coupled with one or two rings on your fingers. 

    How you style an off-shoulder dress largely depends on the look you're trying to achieve and your preferences.

    With all of these options and ideas, it is important to consider the colors, styles and textures of every piece you're putting together to create a healthy balance. Overall, love your look and be comfortable in it!









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