Off The Shoulder Prom Dresses

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With your prom dress on your mind, you may not even know where to start in selecting a dress. There are dozens of prom gown styles to choose from, but we want to make a case for an off the shoulder prom dress, also known as the "cold shoulder" dress.

A Brief History of the Off the Shoulder Trend

If you search online "off the shoulder trend," you will see many articles popping up since 2016, declaring this style of the dress back in fashion. Off the shoulder dresses hit the fashion runways in Spring of 2016, bringing them into the spotlight ever since. However, this isn't a new trend and there's a long history of off the shoulder gowns.

In the mid-1800s, the father of Haute Couture, Charles Frederick Worth, is often credited with popularizing the off the shoulder formal dresses. Fast forward to the 1960s when French actress Brigitte Bardot, made the off the shoulder dress a part of her signature look. And, since then, the off the shoulder look has floated in and out of mainstream fashion trends.

Some Off the Shoulder Inspiration

If you need some inspiration for off the shoulder dresses, many celebrities love to rock this look on the red carpet. We recommend checking out Hailey Baldwin's off the shoulder, thigh-high slit evening dress at the 2018 Met Gala, Laura Whitmore's white, long sleeve, off the shoulder dress at the BAFTAs 2017, and Alicia Quarles' blue mermaid off the shoulder dress at the 2014 Met Gala.

Who Should Wear an Off the Shoulder Dress

Off the shoulder dresses are a great choice for anyone! Women who are plus size will feel sexy in an off the shoulder dress that highlights the neck and collarbone. And an off the shoulder dress can be short, floor-length, flowy, or figure-hugging.

Off the Shoulder at Prom

An off the shoulder dress for prom will make you feel elegant and classy. It's a method of showing off some skin without being overly exposed. Ensure that you choose an off the shoulder dress that fits your style and matches your personality. You can choose to highlight the off the shoulder aspect by wearing a bold necklace or accent earrings.

You can wear an off the shoulder dress for any occasion. It's a modern, beautiful look that is appropriate for events such as homecoming, winter formals, military balls, and weddings.

Show off your sassy side at this year's prom in one of Genealogy Boutique's off the shoulder prom dresses. This trendy feature allows you to get creative with a statement necklace or bold earrings while maintaining a cute and versatile appearance. Flattering for all body types, designers such as Faviana, Alyce Paris, and Jovani have perfected the off the shoulder look, whether the wearer wishes to look sexy or sophisticated. This assortment of gowns is sure to have the off the shoulder dress that best suits your own personal style.

Whether you are attending a prom, sweet sixteen, or homecoming dance, the off the shoulder trend is a glamorous option for any event! The best examples are from Sherri Hill who usually has the most. If you have a petite figure, a short A-line off the shoulder black cocktail dress would surely be a fantastic choice. This style of the neckline is also a great choice for a girl with curves, drawing attention to your shoulders and face. In this collection, you can find an off the shoulder prom dress with sleeves, whether it be a long sleeve or short sleeve if you wish to have a little more coverage. Dare to stand out and rock a floral printed off the shoulder dress to your next formal occasion. In addition to bold prints and figure-flattering silhouettes, off the shoulder dresses are made in a variety of different materials from lace, to chiffon, to jersey. These materials are available in colors from black to white and everything in between! Get a similar look in the one shoulder prom dresses section!

No matter the occasion, body type, or personal style, Genealogy has a wide assortment of off the shoulder prom dresses that are suitable for everyone. This classic trend will allow you to exude confidence at your next formal or semi-formal event!

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La Femme 27020

La Femme 27020
Off the Shoulder 2 Piece High Slit Long Dress $438.00

Alyce Paris 4144

Alyce Paris 4144
Sweetheart neckline off the shoulder short diamond lace $318.00

Johnathan Kayne 9011

Johnathan Kayne 9011
Off the Shoulder Fitted Velvet Mermaid Dress $490.00

Faviana S10202

Faviana S10202
Sweetheart Off The Shoulder Fitted Dress $350.00

Studio 17 12727

Studio 17 12727
Off The Shoulder Fitted Gown $284.00

Sherri Hill 52467

Sherri Hill 52467
Ruffle Off-The-Shoulder Mermaid $398.00

Alyce Paris 4185

Alyce Paris 4185
Off the shoulder short a line cracked ice taffeta $198.00

Johnathan Kayne 9013

Johnathan Kayne 9013
Off the Shoulder Sequin Mermaid Dress $570.00

La Femme 27005

La Femme 27005
Off The Shoulder High Slit A-Line $350.00

Sherri Hill 52772

Sherri Hill 52772
Satin Mermaid with Lace Detail $550.00

Faviana S10229

Faviana S10229
Oh So Pretty In Tulle $398.00

La Femme 27556

La Femme 27556
Off The Shoulder A-Line Ballgown $538.00

Sherri Hill 52482

Sherri Hill 52482
Scuba fitted gown with chiffon bottom and a off the shoulder bodice $350.00

Sherri Hill 52469

Sherri Hill 52469
Off-The-Shoulder Taffeta A-Line $398.00

Sherri Hill 52559

Sherri Hill 52559
Lace Mermaid with Ruffle Tulle Skirt $598.00

La Femme 26393

La Femme 26393
Long Fitted Lace Open Back Evening Dress $498.00

Alyce Paris 5024

Alyce Paris 5024
Off the shoulder fitted stretch satin $298.00

Alyce Paris 60374

Alyce Paris 60374
Off-The-Shoulder Tulle Ball Gown $478.00 $198.00

Johnathan Kayne 9048

Johnathan Kayne 9048
Off the Shoulder Pinstriped Ball Gown Dress $900.00

La Femme 27096

La Femme 27096
High Slit With Ruffle Top $350.00

Faviana 9457

Faviana 9457
Off the Shoulder High Slit Metallic Stretch Jersey Dress $338.00

Sherri Hill 52874

Sherri Hill 52874
Off-The-Shoulder Mermaid $498.00

Sherri Hill 52556

Sherri Hill 52556
Fitted Off-The-Shoulder with Removable Skirt $850.00

Faviana S10290

Faviana S10290
Off The Shoulder Elegant A-Line Gown $458.00

Morilee Prom 43076

Morilee Prom 43076
Princess Corset Back Tulle Ball Gown $550.00

Sherri Hill 52567

Sherri Hill 52567
Corset-Like Two Piece Dress $450.00

Sherri Hill 52180

Sherri Hill 52180
Velvet Off-The-Shoulder $1350.00

Alyce Paris 3827

Alyce Paris 3827
Off the Shoulder Two Piece Short Dress $248.00

Johnathan Kayne 9041

Johnathan Kayne 9041
Capped Sleeve Rhinestone Fitted Jersey Dress $470.00

Alyce Paris 60495

Alyce Paris 60495
Off the Shoulder Mikado Embroidery and lace gown $398.00

Sherri Hill 52607

Sherri Hill 52607
Off-The-Shoulder Mermaid $450.00

Alyce Paris 60535

Alyce Paris 60535
Off the Shoulder Sexy Shimmering Mermaid Dress $768.00 $598.00

Alyce Paris 60428

Alyce Paris 60428
Two-Piece Off-The-Shoulder Satin Print Gown $328.00 $148.00

Tiffany Designs 16363

Tiffany Designs 16363
Off-The-Shoulder Mermaid with Beaded Bodice $578.00

Alyce Paris 3794

Alyce Paris 3794
Off the Shoulder Two Piece Short Dress $198.00 $98.00

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