Striped off the shoulder dress by Venus

This striped off the shoulder dress was a purchase from the beginning of summer that I kinda forgot to put on the blog. (Too many cute pieces to share.) Read on to see why I had to have this versatile dress.

Dress (similar here and here) | Wedges (similar here) | Clutch | Earrings (similar here) | Cuff (similar here)

Striped Cold Shoulder Dress

Summer Off the Shoulder Dress by Venus

Shoulder Detail of Striped Off the Shoulder Dress

Venus Striped Off the Shoulder Dress

Photos by Melissa Leigh Hansen Photography

Dress (similar here and here) | Wedges (similar here) | Clutch | Earrings (similar here) | Cuff (similar here)

The trends of off the shoulder and stripes came together nicely with this piece. It’s a versatile dress because you can dress it up for a summer night out or wear it to the beach over your swimsuit.  I chose to style the former look.

How to Style an Off the Shoulder Dress

The off the shoulder detail is what makes this piece so interesting.  Pull up your hair to emphasize this detail and throw on a pair of dangly earrings to add some drama.  You look will effortlessly chic doing these two things. The other styling advice I will give you is to pay attention to the shape of the dress. Some off the shoulder dresses are very full and flowy.  Go ahead and add some type of heel if you are dressing up the look like I did here.  If you planning on going to beach, I’m fine with flip flops.  Maybe add a hat and a straw tote to have a relaxed polished vibe.

This dress is sold out in a couple of sizes but I have found some other dresses that are similar and would be perfect for the end of summer.  Which one is your fave?

So what are you plans this weekend? One of my husband’s best friends is coming in town so we will be busy socializing. Having a progressive deck evening with our neighbors on Friday. (Serving up Mexican apps and margaritas.) Then heading out Saturday to see Hamilton again (yes I’m spoiled) and then drinks and dinner at RM Champagne Lounge.  I’ve heard so much about this place in the city (Chicago).  What are you doing this weekend? Have fun and enjoy this last month of summer!

Linking up with Fashion Should Be Fun, Posh Classy Mom, Lizzie in Lace, and Shelbee on the Edge.