Off The Shoulder Prom Dresses

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With your prom dress on your mind, you may not even know where to start in selecting a dress. There are dozens of prom gown styles to choose from, but we want to make a case for an off the shoulder prom dress, also known as the "cold shoulder" dress.

A Brief History of the Off the Shoulder Trend

If you search online "off the shoulder trend," you will see many articles popping up since 2016, declaring this style of the dress back in fashion. Off the shoulder dresses hit the fashion runways in Spring of 2016, bringing them into the spotlight ever since. However, this isn't a new trend and there's a long history of off the shoulder gowns.

In the mid-1800s, the father of Haute Couture, Charles Frederick Worth, is often credited with popularizing the off the shoulder formal dresses. Fast forward to the 1960s when French actress Brigitte Bardot, made the off the shoulder dress a part of her signature look. And, since then, the off the shoulder look has floated in and out of mainstream fashion trends.

Some Off the Shoulder Inspiration

If you need some inspiration for off the shoulder dresses, many celebrities love to rock this look on the red carpet. We recommend checking out Hailey Baldwin's off the shoulder, thigh-high slit evening dress at the 2018 Met Gala, Laura Whitmore's white, long sleeve, off the shoulder dress at the BAFTAs 2017, and Alicia Quarles' blue mermaid off the shoulder dress at the 2014 Met Gala.

Who Should Wear an Off the Shoulder Dress

Off the shoulder dresses are a great choice for anyone! Women who are plus size will feel sexy in an off the shoulder dress that highlights the neck and collarbone. And an off the shoulder dress can be short, floor-length, flowy, or figure-hugging.

Off the Shoulder at Prom

An off the shoulder dress for prom will make you feel elegant and classy. It's a method of showing off some skin without being overly exposed. Ensure that you choose an off the shoulder dress that fits your style and matches your personality. You can choose to highlight the off the shoulder aspect by wearing a bold necklace or accent earrings.

You can wear an off the shoulder dress for any occasion. It's a modern, beautiful look that is appropriate for events such as homecoming, winter formals, military balls, and weddings.

Show off your sassy side at this year's prom in one of Genealogy Boutique's off the shoulder prom dresses. This trendy feature allows you to get creative with a statement necklace or bold earrings while maintaining a cute and versatile appearance. Flattering for all body types, designers such as Faviana, Alyce Paris, and Jovani have perfected the off the shoulder look, whether the wearer wishes to look sexy or sophisticated. This assortment of gowns is sure to have the off the shoulder dress that best suits your own personal style.

Whether you are attending a prom, sweet sixteen, or homecoming dance, the off the shoulder trend is a glamorous option for any event! The best examples are from Sherri Hill who usually has the most. If you have a petite figure, a short A-line off the shoulder black cocktail dress would surely be a fantastic choice. This style of the neckline is also a great choice for a girl with curves, drawing attention to your shoulders and face. In this collection, you can find an off the shoulder prom dress with sleeves, whether it be a long sleeve or short sleeve if you wish to have a little more coverage. Dare to stand out and rock a floral printed off the shoulder dress to your next formal occasion. In addition to bold prints and figure-flattering silhouettes, off the shoulder dresses are made in a variety of different materials from lace, to chiffon, to jersey. These materials are available in colors from black to white and everything in between! Get a similar look in the one shoulder prom dresses section!

No matter the occasion, body type, or personal style, Genealogy has a wide assortment of off the shoulder prom dresses that are suitable for everyone. This classic trend will allow you to exude confidence at your next formal or semi-formal event!

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La Femme 27028 La Femme 27028
Two Piece Lace A-Line Dress $578.00
Alyce Paris 60497 Alyce Paris 60497
Off the Shoulder Fitted Lace/Tulle Floral Gown $578.00
La Femme 27577 La Femme 27577
Off The Shoulder A-Line Ballgown $578.00
Faviana 9457 Faviana 9457
Off the Shoulder High Slit Metallic Stretch Jersey Dress $338.00
Sherri Hill 52653 Sherri Hill 52653
Two-Piece Mermaid with Sheer Lace Skirt $650.00
La Femme 27496 La Femme 27496
Sweetheart Neckline Off the Shoulder Two Piece Dress $298.00
Faviana S10202 Faviana S10202
Sweetheart Off The Shoulder Fitted Dress $350.00
Alyce Paris 60428 Alyce Paris 60428
Two-Piece Off-The-Shoulder Satin Print Gown $328.00 $98.00
Johnathan Kayne 9076 Johnathan Kayne 9076
Off The Shoulder Fitted Velvet $470.00
Alyce Paris 4132 Alyce Paris 4132
Off-The-Shoulder Lace and Jersey Two Piece $228.00
Sherri Hill 53251 Sherri Hill 53251
Made for the Ball Dress $550.00
Madison James 19164 Madison James 19-164
Shimmering Off the Shoulder Fitted Mermaid Dress $259.00 $220.15
Morilee Prom 43108 Morilee Prom 43108
Off The Shoulder V-Neckline Beaded Gown $478.00
Sherri Hill 52347 Sherri Hill 52347
Off-The-Shoulder Layered Mermaid $598.00
Alyce Paris 3828 Alyce Paris 3828
Off the Shoulder Sweetheart Neckline Short Dress $248.00
Alyce Paris 3775 Alyce Paris 3775
Off the shoulder sweetheart neckline two piece brocade $228.00 $98.00
La Femme 28147 La Femme 28147
Short off the shoulder stretch lace $218.00
Sherri Hill 53259 Sherri Hill 53259
Sexy Off the Shoulder Fitted Short Dress $298.00
Sherri Hill 52772 Sherri Hill 52772
Satin Mermaid with Lace Detail $550.00
Alyce Paris 27123 Alyce Paris 27123
Off the shoulder sweetheart neckline ruched waistband stretch crepe $236.00
Sherri Hill 52470 Sherri Hill 52470
Two Piece Print Mermaid $550.00
Alyce Paris 60535 Alyce Paris 60535
Off the Shoulder Sexy Shimmering Mermaid Dress $768.00 $598.00
Sherri Hill 52180 Sherri Hill 52180
Velvet Off-The-Shoulder $1350.00
La Femme 26393 La Femme 26393
Long Fitted Lace Open Back Evening Dress $498.00
La Femme 27556 La Femme 27556
Off The Shoulder A-Line Ballgown $538.00
La Femme 27443 La Femme 27443
Stretch Lace Off The Shoulder Two Piece $398.00
Alyce Paris 60495 Alyce Paris 60495
Off the Shoulder Mikado Embroidery and lace gown $398.00
Alyce Paris 60506 Alyce Paris 60506
Off the Shoulder 2 Piece Form Fitted Dress $398.00 $128.00
Faviana S10216 Faviana S10216
Falling For You Metallic $298.00
Sherri Hill 52427 Sherri Hill 52427
Layered Taffeta Ball Gown $650.00
Madison James 19146 Madison James 19-146
Off the Shoulder V-Neckline Fitted Stretch Satin Dress $430.00 $365.50
Tiffany Designs 16335 Tiffany Designs 16335
Beaded Trumpet Gown $358.00
Sherri Hill 52507 Sherri Hill 52507
Off-The-Shoulder Brocade Ball Gown $698.00
La Femme 27587 La Femme 27587
Off The Shoulder Sweetheart Neckline $338.00
La Femme 27752 La Femme 27752
The Best Off The Shoulder Dress $398.00
La Femme 28155 La Femme 28155
Off the shoulder sweetheart neckline short a line sequin $218.00

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