I’ll be completely honest with you, I never imagined I would want to wear this dress trend again. I know everything comes back around eventually, but years ago I purged several off-the-shoulder dresses from my closet (and some OTS tops, too) and truly thought that was the last I would see of them. Until now. Suddenly, the shoulder-baring style is popping up on my radar again and surprisingly, it’s even better than before.
2020 is bringing them back with a new silhouette that’s looser and flower than it was when I first owned it. The result is a trend that’s not necessarily new but feels fresh summer-ready. Sleeper’s lightweight linen dresses are what first clued me in to the return of off-the-shoulder styles. Their versions feature pretty smocking and voluminous sleeves and I’ve spotted them on fashion girls from all over.
Take a cue from these fashion girls and pair yours with flat slides or lace-up sandals. Keep scrolling to see how the trend is making its return this year and shop the freshest picks on the market.
Sleeper Michelin Linen Dress ($320)
Statement sleeves give this cult-favorite dress an eye-catching silhouette.
A.L.C. Calley Long Sleeve Off The Shoulder Maxi Dress ($595)
I’ve never seen an off-the-shoulder dress look so elegant.
Astr the Label Utopia Off the Shoulder Dress ($138)
The smocking makes this one feel even more summery.
ASOS Design Textured Off Shoulder Button Through Tiered Maxi Dress in White ($67)
All this needs is a woven bag and your favorite sandals.
Lemlem Eshal Beach Dress in Golden Rod ($345)
Bring the beachy vibes with you wherever you go.
Mango Floral Off-Shoulder Dress ($130)
I could see this floral number looking just as good with brown boots for the fall.
Lug Von Siga Elisa Off-The-Shoulder Crochet-Trimmed Cotton Midi Dress ($490)
I’m getting prairie vibes and I’m not mad about it.
Topshop Sand Linen Blend Belted Bardot Midi Dress ($85)
This also comes in white and I can’t decide which I like best.
Sleeper Atlanta Linen Dress ($320)
Sleeper’s Atlanta dress is another hit among the fashion crowd.
H&M Off-The-Shoulder Dress ($60)
Round of applause to H&M for this crinkled texture which makes this one look like it should cost at least double.
Bardot Gingham Off the Shoulder Midi Dress ($79)
You can never go wrong with good old gingham.
Cult Gaia Stella Off-The-Shoulder Gathered Cotton-Blend Satin Midi Dress ($360)
Make a statement in red.
Reformation Marley Off the Shoulder Linen Dress ($248)
This ruffle hem really sent me.
Staud Elio Dress ($285)
Leave it to Staud to make a previously outdated silhouette look completely fresh.
All In Favor Belted Off the Shoulder Midi Dress ($55)
All about this belt situation.
Find. Rib Jersey Form Fitting Off-Shoulder Midi Dress ($23)
Your next casual outfit, sorted.
Free People Jet Set Mini Dress ($148)
Take a cue from the styling and wear this with lace-up sandals.
Who What Wear Raglan Short Sleeve Off the Shoulder Dress ($37)
We had to go ahead and make our own version. Are you even surprised?
Forever 21 Puff-Sleeve Mini Dress ($20)
Pull the sleeves down to get an OTS look or leave them up—you get double the options.
Mango Off-Shoulder Poplin Dress ($80)
Same goes here. It’s a convertible neckline thanks to the elastic.
Camila Coelho Archer Off Shoulder Dress ($188)
For those of you who don’t stray far from an all-black look. I know you’re out there.
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