Memorial Day fashion, but make it chic. I’m definitely a fan of wearing dresses that are special holiday-appropriate, without wearing something that screams the American flag. This striped cold shoulder dress is the perfect way to nod to the holiday without screaming ‘Merica. There are lots of reasons I love a cold shoulder dress for spring and summer, but here are 3 reasons.
1. Affordable Cold Shoulder Dress
Can you believe my dress is only $10? I was shocked when I saw the price tag. I was a little less shocked when I felt the material and saw the shape of the dress. I had to add a belt to give me some definition, otherwise, it was just a pretty large A-line dress with no shape. However, the cold shoulder mini dress does have a built-in style with shoulder cutouts. Even with the very boxy shape, the shoulders give it instant style. There are so many affordable cold shoulder summer dresses, so I’m sharing my 9 favorites below.
2. Perfect for Summer
Cold Shoulder dresses are perfect for summer because they are lightweight and show off a summery glow without being too revealing. I personally love that I can wear a standard bra with this dress. Strapless bras just don’t work well on me because I have a larger chest and they just don’t offer enough support. I love that this dress has small straps so I can wear a bra but still hide the bra straps.
My dress is made of a very lightweight material which is super airy for summer. I added a belt to accentuate the waist, but I could definitely keep it even flowier without the belt. To style the look, I added a raffia clutch and some simple white heels for a summery feel. I also added some fun raffia earrings to complete the look.
3. This Cold Shoulder Dress is Versatile
The other thing I love about this dress is that it makes the perfect beach cover-up too. It’s the type of dress that really can work for a casual summer day or wear to the beach for a little bit of extra style. The dress is made of such a light weight material, it definitely would work for hot summer days. It wrinkles a bit, but because its so easy to wear, it could definitely work as a cover-up too. It is definitely a cold shoulder mini dress, it is definitely short, so I do think I’d be more likely to wear it to the beach than out and about. It’s quite short, so it might be more comfortable with a suit under it. I think it would look so cute with a simple white one piece or bikini since it has the blue and white stripe.