Five Fabulous Off-the-shoulder Dresses

Summer still hangs on by a thread, and the more optimistic of us are still sporting off-the-shoulder (or, if you prefer, Bardot) dresses in order to get a bit of colour on those upper arms before they get put away for another year! Here our five favourites from the current crop:Maison Scotch Boho Off The Shoulder Dress

Boho Off The Shoulder Dress – £80 (was £160), Maison Scotch

There’s some really beautiful detail on this Boho off-the-shoulder dress from Maison Scotch. Made from lightweight pure cotton in a cream colour, it has a wide band across the top which forms sleeves and is adorned with a beautiful blue floral print alongside and a narrow yellow band in an Aztec-style pattern. The pattern is repeated across the hem. Currently available at half price, we recommend you act now if you want this beauty.

Boutique Eva Embellished Off Shoulder Dress

Boutique Eva Embellished Off Shoulder Dress – £28 (was £35), Boohoo.com

This one’s definitely not a relaxed daytime number – Boohoo.com’s Boutique Eva embellished off shoulder dress is a glamorous piece of evening wear that’s sure to dazzle. In a triumph for modern fashion, the cream dress is shoulderless but has long sleeves! Embellished in a beautiful floral design formed from black beads, it’s currently available at a bargain £28, which is a small price to pay for such a glittering frock.

White Stuff Aspen Bardot Dress, Denim Blue

Aspen Bardot Dress, Denim Blue – £55, White Stuff

We love the crisp and simple styling of the Aspen Bardot dress from White Stuff, which is a loose-fit dress made from a soft-touch denim. Elastic panelling ensures a secure fit around the shoulders, and there’s a wide band of floral embroidering around the hem. The short sleeves of the dress are finished off with narrow lace inserts – a beautiful feminine fashion detail on what’s sure to become a favourite part of your summer wardrobe.

White Broderie Anglais Trim Bardot Dress

White Broderie Anglais Trim Bardot Dress – £35, Missguided

You’re sure to make an impact at any summer gatherine in this one: It’s mini in form, but Missguided’s white bardot dress is covered from top to tail in a beautiful bright red broderie anglais floral design. In 100% cotton, this fun and floaty dress has a scalloped hem and long bell sleeves, which have narrow lace inserts in white at just above elbow length. It fastens up the back with a concealed zip.

R édition Off The Shoulder Dress

Off The Shoulder Dress – £20 (was £25), R édition

We finish with a very simple take on the trend, but no less attention-grabbing for it: just look at that colour! R édition’s off-the-shoulder dress is straight and short, with short sleeves formed by the band across its top, which is finished off with a wide and pretty band of ornate lace. Made from 100% cotton, this dress is also available in a rather quieter black version, but we love this bright yellow – and the reduced price, too!