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One-shoulder prom dresses have been popular for centuries. This classical style of dress is favored for prom but you can guarantee you will be one of the few girls that choose it! It's a bold choice that not everyone can pull off!

A History of the One-Shoulder Dress

One-shoulder dresses date back to the Ancient Greeks and Ancient Egyptians who loved asymmetrical looks. One-shoulder dresses fit into the same category as cold shoulder (strapless) dresses and have repeatedly gone in and out of style throughout the years.

The 80s brought the one-shoulder dress back into popularity. Since then, it has had its moments. One famous fashion retailer owner stated that "five years ago, you couldn't sell a one-shoulder dress if you tried." This is a perfect example of how often this trend goes in and out of style because now the one-shoulder dresses are flying off the shelves!

Why A One-Shoulder Dress?

One-shoulder dresses are incredibly sexy. The one-shoulder dress exposes the neck, shoulders, and arms while clinging to the body and bringing attention to the chest. It's the perfect choice for someone who has the confidence to pull off an attention-grabbing outfit. Many shoppers also find that an off the shoulder prom dress is a good substitute if you can't find exactly what you are looking for.

One-Shoulder Formal Dresses on the Red Carpet

If you're looking for inspiration for some one-shoulder formal dresses, the red carpet is the perfect place to turn to. We recommend looking up Rosie Huntington's white one-shoulder formal dress at the 2016 Met Gala, Jennifer Anniston's black one-shoulder dress with a thigh-high slit at the We're the Millers movie premiere, and Kendall Jenner's red one-shoulder gown at the 2015 amfAR New York Gala.

Who Should Wear A One-Shoulder Prom Dress

A one-shoulder dress brings the focus to arms so its generally recommended that women confident in their arms choose this style of dress for prom.

Additionally, as we've mentioned, it's a very sexy dress so make sure you feel comfortable rocking it! As long as you're comfortable, feel gorgeous, and happy, you can rock a one-shoulder prom dress.

One-shoulder dresses are very versatile. You can choose between long ball gowns, shorter cocktail dresses, or even a formal jumpsuits. And, one-shoulder dress can be repurposed for other special occasions such as weddings, sweet 16 celebrations, homecoming, winter formals, military balls, birthdays, and more.

Take a unique route for prom this year with one of Genealogy's one shoulder prom dresses! The great thing about a one-shoulder dress is that you're getting the best of both worlds by showing off some skin while still having the support of an evening dress with straps. These styles are made for a girl who is looking for a sexy silhouette, but still needs enough support in the bust area.

Common one-shoulder silhouettes can range from anything such as slim-fitting jersey styles to flowing layered chiffon dresses, to one shoulder fitted mermaid prom dresses. One-shoulder dresses come in a variety of different styles from short, black and gold prom dresses, to long white evening gowns. No matter which direction you take, it's safe to say that one shoulder formal dresses will not disappoint on your special night. Trending this year are lace prom dresses. Genealogy offers you great quality one-shoulder gowns with a cheap price tag!

Celebrities such as Reese Witherspoon, Gwyneth Paltrow, and even First Lady Michelle Obama have been spotted wearing one-shoulder gowns. Olivia Munn wore a beautifully classy one shoulder ruffle gown to the Oscars in 2016, giving a hint of elegance to a simple formal silhouette. Gigi Hadid sported a simple and sleek raspberry Calvin Klein slim-fitting gown to The Daily Front Row Fashion Los Angeles Awards Show that hugged at her lovely shape.