It isn't every day that a wedding occurs, meaning guests may feel that the pressure is on to find the perfect outfit. Enter: The one-shoulder wedding guest dress or outfit. This trendy silhouette flatters every body type and is versatile enough to work for black tie weddings and casual backyard nuptials—and everything in between.
Not sure where to begin? We’ve got you covered. To streamline the process, we’ve rounded up a solid lineup of stores to shop from and the 23 chicest one-shoulder outfits currently on the market—along with a mini crash course on the one-shoulder trend, of course. Read on for our editor-approved picks you can add to your cart right now.
Why Choose a One-Shoulder Wedding Guest Dress or Jumpsuit?
There’s no denying that one-shoulder dresses and jumpsuits are in. From the runways of fashion week to the red carpet, this sleek silhouette is everywhere—but where did it start?
The one-shoulder look dates back to ancient times. This asymmetric style was worn by female warriors in ancient Greece.
When the one-shoulder design resurfaced in the 1970s, it lost its courageous symbolism and became associated with a sultry or provocative aesthetic of disco and the crowd at Studio 54. Today, one-shoulder dresses and jumpsuits are synonymous with modern formal dressing and have been worn by A-listers like Michelle Obama, Kate Middleton, and Jennifer Aniston.
If you've been looking for an elegant dress with a touch of edge, look no further—this is the style of dress for you.
Where to Buy One-Shoulder Wedding Guest Dresses and Jumpsuits
Not sure where to shop for one-shoulder wedding guest dresses and jumpsuits? Don't sweat it. With so many retailers on the market, it can be hard to narrow down the best places to find them. Here, we share our favorite stores to shop for a wedding guest outfit you’ll love.
- The Dessy Group: With collaborations with brands like After Six and Social Style, The Dessy Group is known for timeless pieces. Whether you’re in the market for something trendy or something more traditional, this retailer won't let you down.
- Lulus: Look fabulous without breaking the break. Lulus offers a multitude of one-shoulder dresses and jumpsuits in a budget-friendly price range.
- Adrianna Papell: With petite, standard and plus sizing available for most dresses and jumpsuits, this inclusive retailer offers formalwear for all body types.
- Saks Fifth Avenue: Looking for something a bit more sophisticated? The luxe wedding guest outfit options at Saks are endless.
- ASOS: Fashionable and affordable—what's not to like? Whether you're specifically on the hunt for one-shoulder dresses or another trendy look, ASOS is a go-to for stylish options at an accessible price.
One-Shoulder Wedding Guest Dresses and Jumpsuits You Can Shop Now
Now for the good stuff. Keep scrolling for 23 stylish one-shoulder wedding guest dresses and jumpsuits you can buy right now.
1. Blush babe
With its light pink colorway and light ruching, this satin wedding guest dress is equal parts simple and elegant. It can also double as a bridesmaid dress, which is always a plus.
Lulus Dreaming of Elegance satin one-shoulder maxi dress in Blush Pink, $78, Lulus
2. Elegant emerald dress
You can’t go wrong with a beautiful formal dress that will stand the test of time. The elegant emerald green colorway is universally flattering and the silk fabric allows for ample movement. Another plus? Due to its more modest cut and short sleeve, this stunner is also perfect for a black tie wedding.
BHLDN x Amsale Pryce off-the-shoulder column dress, $495, Anthropologie
3. Romantic ruching
If you're looking for a summer dress to add to your closet, then this midi dress is it. Whether you're attending a casual wedding at the beach or more formal nuptials on a city rooftop, this romantic ruched dress will play a part for both.
Norma Kamali Diana gown, $215, REVOLVE
4. Classy jumpsuit
A jumpsuit is a must for every closet. Not only is the colorway and flutter sleeve über flattering, but the wide leg pants elongate the body. Pair with your favorite jewelry to add a touch of personality to this timeless look.
Adrianna Papell flutter one-shoulder jumpsuit in Red, $199, Adrianna Papell
5. Playful floral
Calling all lovers of boho-chic—this stunning dress is for you. The beautiful navy fabric and yellow floral print complement its overall whimsical nature in all the right ways.
Reformation Evelyn dress in mademoiselle, $348, Reformation
6. Velvet dream
Two words: sexy and sophisticated. The velvet fabric and cowl neckline of this midi slip dress create a beautiful and effortless look.
Social Style asymmetrical one-shoulder velvet midi slip dress, $194, The Dessy Group
7. Sophisticated slit dress
The minimalist design of this one-shoulder midi dress will never go out of style. Bonus: Not only can this dress be worn for multiple occasions, its price can’t be beat.
ASOS DESIGN one-shoulder midaxi dress in satin with drape back in Navy, $64, ASOS
8. Charming blue
The twisted detailing on this floor-length gown is figure flattering for all body types and perfect for formal weddings. Not only would this serve as a beautiful wedding guest outfit, but it's a great option for a mother-of-the-bride dress as well.
Tadashi Shoji Quinn dress, $408, BHLDN
9. Sleek sage
Showstopper. Not only is its sage green shade trending, but the classy silhouette and sexy cutouts of this long dress will turn heads.
Atoir x REVOLVE Time Stands Still dress, $240, REVOLVE
10. Pretty in pink
Want to look chic and feel comfortable? This one-shoulder jumpsuit was made just for you. With neon pink and black colorways, you can dress it up or down to work with any dress code.
Trina Turk Estelle one-shoulder jumpsuit, $278, Saks Fifth Avenue
11. Tame tan set
Looking for a more casual wedding guest outfit? We've got you covered. This nude two-piece set will fit right into your wardrobe. Pro tip: Pair with a bold or strappy heel to add some flair to this minimalist look.
Lulus Phenomenal Style ribbed one-shoulder two-piece midi dress in Tan, $58, Lulus
12. Red ruffles
Nothing says statement piece like a dress in a bold color. Add a pair of nude or metallic heels to give this glam look a final touch.
Chiara Boni La Petite Robe Jessie one-shoulder peplum sheath dress, $695, Saks Fifth Avenue
13. Chic satin
This polished fit will stand the test of time. The high slit gives this elegant dress just the right amount of attitude. Bonus: It’s available in black and a variety of rich colors.
BHLDN Dylan satin charmeuse maxi dress in Black, $220, BHLDN
14. Baby beige
Satin for the win. This flowy, beige dress will provide necessary comfort all night long—so you can get your party on while looking like a million bucks.
TFNC maternity bridesmaid satin one shoulder long sleeve maxi dress in Mink, $106, ASOS
15. Classy cutouts
Traditional wedding guest dresses aren't your thing? Look no further. This one-shoulder cutout dress is a great way to add some sex appeal to a classic silhouette.
After Six one-shoulder midriff cutout maxi dress, $236, The Dessy Group
16. Velvet vision
Looking for a retro look with a modern twist? This velvet maxi dress is just that. Available in both standard and plus sizes, it comes in a range of hues, and we love the unique sky colorway in particular.
Jenny Yoo Cybill velvet maxi dress in Sky, $290, BHLDN
17. Little black dress
If LBDs are your thing, then this is the mini dress for you. This cocktail dress is simple yet elegant, and its flirty length and ruffle sleeve add some personality to a classic piece. Plus, you will definitely wear this again after the festivities are over.
AMUR Willa dress, $448, REVOLVE
18. Bold jumpsuit
Can you say, power suit? This vibrant red jumpsuit will look great in photos and while showing off your moves on the dance floor.
LIKELY Maxson jumpsuit, from $30 to rent, Rent the Runway
19. Sunny and bright
We can’t stop looking at this one-shoulder wedding guest dress. The subtle chest cutout and flutter trimmed high-low skirt are stylish ways to add unique flair to this signature yellow bodycon dress.
ASOS DESIGN one shoulder double strap side pep pencil midi dress in Lemon, $66, ASOS
20. Burgundy beauty
One word: stunner. With its burgundy hip-hugging skirt and signature waist cutout, this wedding guest dress is perfect for attending a fall or winter wedding, and its rich color will certainly turn heads.
Lulus Wondrous Romance one-shoulder mermaid maxi dress in Burgundy, $68, Lulus
21. Sparkly jumpsuit
A jumpsuit is a fun alternative to a dress—especially if it's sparkly. The one-shoulder cut and sequin detailing of this outfit bring all the festive vibes.
Mac Duggal one-shoulder sequin jumpsuit, $498, Nordstrom
22. Flirty midi dress
Loving the sequins but not the jumpsuit? Say no more. This black, one-shoulder midi dress is the stunning number you've been looking for.
Mac Duggal sequin one-shoulder long sleeve midi dress, $398, Nordstrom
23. Lovely lace
Step up your wedding guest wardrobe game with this lace dress. The lace detailing and sage colorway will make you look—and feel—like you're walking the runway.
Show Me Your Mumu Portia one-shoulder maxi dress in Lovers Lace Silver Sage, $248, Show Me Your Mumu