Off-the-Shoulder Dress Two Ways

Hello and welcome back to 25 Days of Summer Fashion! Today I’m wearing a navy off-the-shoulder dress that is perfect for summer date nights and vacations. To show you a few different styling options, we photographed it first with flats and then with heels.

This dress is made of a lightweight crepe material that has a nice drape without being clingy. It is on the shorter side, so if you’re taller than 5’5″ you may want to consider wearing it as a tunic over white jeans. For size reference, I’m wearing the medium.

For the first first look, I paired this dress with my gold flat thong sandals. I added a bold gold necklace and white and gold chandelier earrings, and I carried a colorful boho-inspired clutch.

Isn’t this bag just the cutest? I carried it at my blogging conference last month, and I got so many compliments. Unfortunately they can’t seem to keep it stocked and it’s backordered till July 14th. I love the boho vibe, and it has every color in the rainbow so it goes with practically everything. I’ve carried it with a t-shirt and jeans as well as with dressier outfits.

As I look at these pictures, the earrings and necklace may be a bit much together. With the casual sandals, I think I’d opt for some more subtle jewelry next time, but I really like the way this necklace looks on the dress. FYI, this dress also comes in red.

I often get asked about what strapless bra I wear with off-the-shoulder styles, and I swear by this Wacoal strapless bra. It’s good for all sizes and they make it a wide variety of both back and cup sizes. Macy’s has the gardenia color on sale at the moment if you want to save a few bucks. If you’ve been avoiding off-the-shoulder and strapless tops, I highly recommend getting this bra. I never used to wear off-the-shoulder styles because I didn’t want to deal with a strapless bra, but now I don’t mind at all.

This second look would be fun for a dressier summer event like a wedding or dinner out at an upscale restaurant. This time, I paired this navy dress my new Gulf Blue pumps. I’ve decided that I have way too many neutral shoes in my closet and it’s time to incorporate some color. I also think this dress would be amazing with yellow sandals.

I’ve sung the praises of the Sam Edelman Hazel pumps many times, and this Gulf Blue color is currently on sale. I love this combination of the navy blue with the brighter Gulf blue, and the bag helps pull it all together. Of course you could totally carry a neutral bag with this outfit if that’s what you have, but then I might try to incorporate some color or bling somewhere else — like maybe a bolder bracelet or big tassel earrings.

I was wishing I had some bolder, brighter earrings to wear with this look, but I do happen to have earrings with stones in both shades of blue. These are super old and I rarely wear them, but I haven’t been able to part with them and I’m so glad I didn’t. They’re perfect with this dress and shoe combo. I ditched a necklace for this final look, but I wish I’d worn something more attention-grabbing on my wrist like a cuff or wrap bracelet. As you can see, there are so many options with a simple dress like this!

This dress was gifted from Social Threads, a women’s contemporary clothing site that features an edited selection of affordable, fun, versatile pieces. They carry brands such as BB Dakota, Blank NYC, and Lush. I like how they keep their inventory small and curated, and the prices are all under $100. Social Threads is offering a special discount to my readers. Use the code jolynne15 to save $15 on your over $100 purchase. This offer expires 6/30.

I don’t have a ton of occasions to wear this outfit, but it will be fun for a summer date night, and I would definitely bring it along with me if I was going on a cruise or vacationing in a tropical spot.

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off-the-shoulder dress c/o Social Threads (save $15 on your over $100 purchase with code jolynne15; expires 6/30) // gold flat sandals // gold pendant necklace // similar chandelier earrings // boho clutch // gulf blue suede pumps (more sizes here)

Be sure to visit Cyndi and see the summer outfit she’s styling today!

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