30 Flattering One-Shoulder Wedding Guest Dresses

We love this timeless neckline.

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While off-the-shoulder and strapless dresses are forever classic, there's something particularly timeless and flattering about a one-shoulder design. This sleek and simple neckline is perfect for wedding guests seeking to showcase their décolletage and shoulders while benefiting from a supportive single strap.

In solid hues, pretty florals, or allover beading, one-shoulder wedding guest dresses are versatile enough to be worn for all types of weddings and seasons. Floor-length gowns boasting this asymmetrical neckline always look polished and sophisticated for black-tie celebrations, while one-strap dresses with short hemlines and minimal embellishments work beautifully for laidback or daytime nuptials.

Love this alluring neckline as much as we do? Ahead, we've rounded up 30 clavicle-baring dresses to suit all styles, shapes, and budgets.

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Best Wrap: Baobab One-Shoulder Dress

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In an icy blue hue, this one-shoulder dress is a stunning option for a formal summer wedding. The shoulder strap and side tie closures can be adjusted to achieve the perfect fit.

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For a Spring Wedding: Roland Mouret One-Shoulder Silk-Blend Organza Dress

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This perfectly pink frock is a flattering choice for all skin tones and feels especially appropriate for a spring wedding. Follow the styling lead and wear yours with a pair of playful shoes and a silver clutch.

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Best Ruffled Shoulder: H&M Draped One-Shoulder Dress

Draped One-Shoulder Dress

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We love dresses in bold colors for all seasons and all types of weddings and this richly green mini dress is no exception. Exaggerated ruffles and expertly placed pleating make this number equal parts flattering and dramatic.

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Most Eye-Catching: Bernadette One-Shoulder Taffeta Mini Dress

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If your personal style is all about making a fashion statement, then you can't go wrong with this one-shoulder stunner. From its oversized bow to its voluminous puff sleeve and cheery pink hue, this dress is seriously show-stopping.

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For a Winter Wedding: Pinko One-Shoulder Metallic Dress

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For winter weddings, opt for dresses in darker tones and heavyweight fabrics. This rust-colored style is cut from a metallic fabric, making it the perfect ensemble for cold-weather nuptials.

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Most Playful: Rasario One-Shoulder Polka-Dot Silk-Organza Dress

One-shoulder polka-dot silk-organza dress

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At once playful and polished, this polka-dot frock is delightful for a formal spring wedding. Keep accessories simple and sweep hair back to showcase the pretty puffed sleeve.

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Most Understated: ASOS EDITION Blouson One Shoulder Satin Dress

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The fluid satin dress is beyond gorgeous for the guest looking for understated sexiness—especially if you're wanting to showcase your shoulders. As alluring as it is versatile, this dress could easily be worn to a chic city wedding or a garden ceremony.

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Most Form-Fitting: Hervé Léger One-Shoulder Bandage Midi Dress

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A form-fitting bandage dress will always hug your body in all of the right places. This jewel-tone style is exquisite for a fall wedding, and pairs beautifully with gold or silver accessories.

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For a Warm-Weather Wedding: Significant Other One-Shoulder Georgette Mini Dress

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Summer weddings call for punchy colors, fun prints, and short hemlines. Standout in a sea of summer dresses in this unique orange style featuring a palm tree print.

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Most Versatile: Juan Carlos Obando Plus Size One-Shoulder Dress

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Everyone should have a formal and flattering navy dress in their wardrobe. We love this particular one for its elegant and fluid silhouette. A hemline that falls right above the ankles is perfect for showing off a pair of statement shoes.

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Best Balloon Sleeve: Alex Perry Satin Crepe One-Shoulder Gown

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Shades of purple are bold and beautiful and look stunning on every skin tone. Make a lasting impression in this breathtaking gown featuring balloon sleeves and a gentle train.

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Most Grecian–Inspired: Cult Gaia One-Shoulder Gown

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This Grecian-inspired dress is an utterly dreamy choice for a summer wedding. We're picturing it at a garden ceremony set against a backdrop of fresh florals and luscious greenery.

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For a Fall Wedding: La Ligne Floral One-Shoulder Dress

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You can't go wrong with floral dresses in muted tones for a fall wedding. Style this nature-inspired gown with a faux suede jacket or warm wool coat to fend off chilly breezes.

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Most Simple: Reformation Emerald Green One-Shoulder Dress

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Showcase your shoulders and shape in this body-skimming gown in rich emerald green. Complete your look with shoulder-grazing earrings, platform heels, and a classic red lip.

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Best Bright Color: Johanna Ortiz One-Shoulder Midi Dress

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Casual seaside weddings are all about fun colors and easy-breezy attire. Wear this bright yellow number with colorful earrings and pin-thin strappy sandals for a cheery and beach-ready look.

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Best LBD: Acler Ruffle One-Shoulder Midi Dress

Acler Darcher Ruffle One-Shoulder Midi Dress

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Looking for a one-shoulder dress that can easily be worn to all of your upcoming weddings? Enter: the little black dress. Stylish and sophisticated, a LBD never goes out of style and is always appropriate.

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Most Unique Pattern: Sika One-Shoulder Bubble Dress

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From its vibrant pattern to its flouncy hem and puffed shoulder—what's not to love about this dress? This eye-catching number is for the guest who's not afraid to make an entrance in head-to-toe color.

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Best Bold Color: Dolce & Gabbana Off Shoulder Dress with Side Tie Detail

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Not for the faint of heart, this vibrant pink dress is a striking choice for those who love bright and bold colors.

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Best Budget: ASOS DESIGN One Shoulder Satin Maxi Dress

One Shoulder Satin Maxi Dress

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Although this slip is simple in design, it boasts lots of sexy details, like a thigh-high slit and a body-skimming silhouette. If you're attending a formal wedding, dress yours up with sparkly earrings and metallic sandals.

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Best Floral Pattern: ASTR The Label Santorini One-Shoulder Asymmetrical Midi Dress

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This soft floral dress is a positively dreamy pick for the guest who loves pastels and romantic details. A flouncy hem provides movement and makes dancing a breeze.

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Most Laidback: Soa One-Shoulder Black Dress

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For the laidback guest, this unfussy dress designed with a flowing silhouette should please your pared-back aesthetic. Sweep hair up into a loose bun and accessorize with delicate personal jewelry.

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Best Blush: Karina Grimaldi One-Shoulder Dot Dress

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A blush dress is always a safe and stylish choice for a wedding guest outfit. That's because this pink hue is flattering on all complexions, appropriate for all dress codes, and can easily be styled with gold or silver accessories.

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Most Elegant: AJE One-Shoulder Midi Dress

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This supremely sophisticated midi dress is a stunning choice for a fall wedding. We love it for its moody green hue, voluminous puff sleeve, and expertly placed ruching.

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Most Sexy: Lulus Black One-Shoulder Dress

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Sleek and sexy, this black dress was born to be worn to a black-tie wedding. With a one-shoulder neckline and fit-and-flare silhouette, it accentuates the waist with plenty of movement.

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For Boho Guests: One-Shoulder Pleated Floral-Print Georgette Gown

One-Shoulder Pleated Floral-Print Georgette Gown

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This floral print dress is so sweet with an ethereal feel. We love it for guests with a bohemian sensibility.

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Best Long Sleeve: Hemant and Nandita Floral One-Shoulder Mini Dress

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Cut from velvet fabric and designed with a single long sleeve, this floral mini is perfect for a late fall or early spring wedding.

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For the Classic Guest: Oscar de la Renta Lace Tea Dress

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Leave it to Oscar de la Renta to create a one-shoulder frock that we can't see ourselves living without. Our favorite detail is the statement-making black shoulder bow.

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For a Formal Wedding: Monique Lhuillier One-Shoulder Embellished Cutout Waist Column Gown

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It doesn't get more sophisticated than a floor-length gown for a black-tie wedding. A crystal traced cut-out adds an element of sexiness to this traditional silhouette.

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Best Slip: Jenny Yoo One-Shoulder Slip Dress

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Calling all minimalist guests! This timeless slip dress will never go out of style and comes in six beautiful shades to complement all skin tones and aesthetics.

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Most Party-Ready: Lovers + Friends One-Shoulder Mini Dress

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Showcase your legs and moves on the dance floor in this flirty mini that will take you from the ceremony to the afterparty. We love it with sparkly earrings and metallic sandals.

FAQ
  • What jewelry should I wear with a one-shoulder neckline?

    If you want to showcase your decolletage and shoulders, opt for a pair of stunning shoulder-grazing earrings.

  • Are one-shoulder dresses flattering for broad shoulders?

    A one-shoulder neckline looks stunning on all body types and is flattering on those with broad shoulders.

  • Do one-shoulder silhouettes work for all dress codes?

    Yes! One-shoulder dresses come in a wide range of fabrics, colors, and silhouettes to suit all dress codes from casual to black-tie celebrations.

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