This is one of those trends that you can wear whether you’re expecting or not as it shows of assets that don’t change much even after you get pregnant – your shoulders. Plus, unlike tube top or dresses, the chances of the tops slipping down are lower, so you don’t have to be constantly hiking up your top!
An off-the-shoulder dress is particularly perfect if you’re heading to a beachside resort for a babymoon as it works for both a beachside dinner or a stroll in the city. To keep things interesting, choose one with embroidered details or colourful prints. Also, pick a flowy material such as cotton or chiffon that will keep you comfortable and cool.
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If you are a solid colour gal, pick a off-the-shoulder dress that has a layered look, such as one with a ruffled hem on top and below. Don’t overcomplicate the outfit by keeping it simple with a cute pair of sandals or slippers.
The off-the-shoulder dress isn’t just for beach vacations, there are knit versions too that are good for keeping a bit warmer or simply lounging at home.
You can also wear it for occasions that require the dressing to be more formal. Pick an off-the-shoulder dress that’s made of a thicker material and a bit more fitting, and you’ll probably still be able to wear the dress even after you deliver.
Another alternative for if you are attending an important function is to take a page out of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s style book and pick an all black ensemble and pair with heels and an IT bag for a look that works both in the day and at night.
This versatile style isn’t just confined to dresses – off-the-shoulder tops are perfectly on trend and can be worn both form fitting or loosey-goosey. Just remember to pair with jeans or plain bottoms if wearing a patterned top – too much going on is never a good idea.
If you have a date night, pick a flowy top and figure-hugging bottoms. Pair with loose curls and a smokey eye and you’re all set for a romantic date!
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