Adele’s a fan and you will be too in no time at all, for here’s a dress perfect for keeping you cool and looking good while doing it.
The Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter sported the Altuzarra ‘Shibuya’ tie-dye silk maxi dress from the American brand’s pre-fall 2020 collection, which Mindy Kaling has also previously sported. With her hair loose and tousled, the shot of the Tottenham-born star had us feeling a certain kind of way and, given that the tie-dye off-the-shoulder frock is now living rent free in our heads, we thought it high-time to find the best to buy now.
For those looking to emulate the Adele-approved look but with a more day-to-day dress, look to Instagram favourite Sleeper, whose linen off-the-shoulder frocks struggle to stay in stock for good reason. There’s a wealth of off-the-shoulder gems on the high street, too, with Asos’ virtual shelves jam-packed with floaty iterations of the trend.
Whichever style you choose to embrace, here are the 11 best off-the-shoulder dresses to add to your basket bella pronto.
Sleeper Atlanta off-the-shoulder shirred linen midi dressIn a universally-flattering beige hue, this Sleeper dress deserves a place in everybody’s wardrobes. Pair with zesty-hued summer shades to liven it up, or keep it muted with white trainers and gold bling for those who prefer a more minimal palette.
Whistles linen tie-front off-the-shoulder dress
With its Bardot neckline with tie detailing, this lavender off-the-shoulder number is a true summer staple.
Hush April off-the-shoulder dress
You can’t beat a classic forest green dress, especially when worn with a summer glow. This Hush number gets our vote for this year’s entry.
Rixo Lily off-the-shoulder floral-print midi dress
We’ll be wearing this delightful floral frock with high-top trainers with big gold hoops all summer long, thank you very much.
Kitri Fonteyn blue gingham dress
Tick off three trends with this gingham frock from London label Kitri: off-the-shoulder, gingham and tiered. Talk about killing three birds with one stone!
L.F. Markey Otto dress
An ankle-grazing dress with an elasticated neckline and two pockets (yes, pockets), this mustard yellow dress from east London favourite L.F. Markey is a serious showstopper. Pair with gold bling for optimal appeal.
Shop Asos Collusion Plus off-the-shoulder sundress in gingham check
We love the fun and summer-ready print on this off-the-shoulder mini. Pair with chunky sandals to really make it pop.
Lemlem Amira off-the-shoulder mini dress
No one do dresses quite as well as Lemlem, and this off-the-shoulder mini is proof. Wear with big sunnies and an even bigger bag for a timeless summer look.
Asos Design off-the-shoulder tiered mini dress in khaki gingham
Here’s a dress that you can whip out year after year and, still, it will be as stylish as the first time you wore it: a total keeper.
New Look Curves lilac gingham square neck midi dress
Whether you opt to wear it on the shoulder or off, this lavender dress would make a wonderful addition to your summer line-up.
Grass-Fields African print Jowel dress
Perfect for balmy summer days, this playful off-the-shoulder dress promises to keep you cool and make you look good while doing it.
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