One shoulder looks are hot for the upcoming 2013 prom season! What better way to rock a sculpted shoulder than with a tease of skin that’s still classy, but also sexy. The great thing about off-the-shoulder prom gowns is that they work well on almost any female body type and height because they bring attention up, which is great for those with heavier bottom halves. They also do their part to emphasize the waist on short or hour-glass shapes, as well as willowy shapes with few curves.
The geometric cut of many off-the-shoulder styles sweeps just across the chest and lands just below the shoulders to accentuate long arms, back, shoulders, as well as a full chest in a romantic, sweep.
You can easily add some sparkle to your off-the-shoulder gown because the neck placement allows for accessories – like a statement necklace or bracelets, shiny gloves, or even shimmering body lotion to show off your beautiful skin.
Here are the top 10 one-shoulder looks for prom night 2013…
1. Blush Prom Dress
This gorgeous, blush off-the-shoulder mini is ruched all over to help accentuate your curves and tuck your waist in all the right places. You’ll stand out in the crowd thanks to the elegant sequins detailing along the shoulder and neckline. Plus the added side cut out offers a playful, peek-a-boo look at your sculpted stomach and waist. ($239)
2. Jovani Rosette Cocktail Prom Dress
A sexy black bodice with elegant rosettes all over—this Jovani Rosette mini is flirty, lavish, and all about the details. The classic cocktail design revels in the elegant, vintage feel of a sleek corset top complete with striking piping, a sweetheart neckline, and one shoulder, silky purple rosette strap to crown off this beautifully romantic look. ($450)
3. Mori Lee Sticks & Stones Short Dress
Be the prom queen (even if you’re not even nominated) in this berry pink mini with a flirty flared skirt, covered in a bounty of ruffles. This dress screams Hollywood starlet, with a romantic sweetheart neckline and a ruffle of pink curved around one shoulder.
4. Jovani LBD Prom Dress
If you’re looking for the perfect party dress, you can never go wrong with a little black Jovani number! A simple, body-hugging design with a sexy one shoulder strap and sloping neckline. This LBD is form-fitting in the popular body con style and features a high back that hugs ever inch of your slamming physique! ($520)
5. Panoply Cool Collection Prom Gown
Vibrant red, body-forming stretch taffeta, in a sexy one shoulder sheath style says “celebration” like no other! This elegant, vixen-worthy gown features a beautifully beaded bodice and one-shoulder strap as well as a sexy slit that will take your date’s breath away! ($149)
6. Jovani Mini Kimono Prom Dress
I absolutely fell in love with this short, breezy, animal print kimono style prom dress. Not only does it come in my favorite edgy animal print design, the one shoulder, slanted neckline shows off a sexy cut out back. And the striking bead and cinched waist detail brings it all together faster than you can say Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr, let’s dance! ($400)
7. Sherri Hill Sequin Prom Gown
You’ll make an entrance worthy of a Hollywood Oscar winner with this classic, gun metal, body hugging style creation by Sherri Hill. Not only is it sequined for all-over shimmer power, it’s long and lean from one sexy shoulder all the way down to the long floor-skimming train. ($550)
8. Jovani Green Sequin Mini Prom Dress
Make all the other girls green with envy when you slither onto the dance floor in this ravishing, sequined one shoulder mini covered in black and green sequins. The draped style and neckline hug your figure in all the right places and show off just the right amount of daring skin. ($520)
9. Riva Cool Collection Prom Gown
This crisp, aqua Riva Cool number will have you twirling the night away on the dance floor! This lean, slim flattering skirt is covered in silver animal print detail with a sexy slit up the leg and a lovely ruched bodice with a one-shoulder bow accent. ($199)
10. Jovani One-Shoulder Sheath Prom Dress
Nothing says “fall in love with me” like this sleek, horizontal striped classic LBD by Jovani . It’s nude overlay is sexy without giving too much away, and the shoulder sloping neckline and high back will offset your curves just right. Plus, the short hemline and sequin embellishments are all the bling you’ll need for you big night out! ($480)
Don’t forget the hair…
Now that you’ve found the perfect one-shoulder prom dress, you’ll need an equally stunning hair style to show off those gorgeous shoulders, back, and geometric neckline. Here are 3 hairstyles that I would recommend for off-the-shoulder gowns…
1. Tasseled up-do
Think wavy and pulled-back with a seemingly off-center part to play up and flatter your high cheek bones, sculpted shoulders, and gorgeous neckline. [Instructional video here]
2. The asymmetrical bob
If you’ve got sculpted shoulders worth showing off, you’ll do them justice in a shoulder skimming asymmetric bob that adds a little edge to your already sexy style. Willing to take the plunge and get the cut? Try taking your asymmetrical bob curly! [Instructional video here]
3. Long, loose, side-swept curls
To balance out a fuller face, try long, loose curls, side-parted with bangs that sweep everything to the bare shoulder side. This will help draw focus to your embellished strap or stunning peek-a-boo neckline. [Instructional video here]