Unsightly straps can be off-putting, especially when you find THE perfect dress for that impossible-to-shop-for occasion.
Strapless dresses are a wardrobe necessity for two important reasons: avoiding tan lines whilst holidaying, and showing off your sculpted (read: not Madonna-like) arms you’ve worked so hard for in the gym! And with the warmer climes fast approaching, (or so we hope), we’ve rounded up the top five strapless dresses that’ll easily see you from spring to summer.
And styling a strapless dress couldn’t’ be easier. With the unpredictable weather in Blighty, (yes, we envy you, Coachella-goers!), popping a jacket over your shoulders as a cover up works well, and makes a strapless dress ideal for both work and play.
Make a strapless dress boardroom appropriate by wearing it with a sharp tailored blazer, pair with statement heels and clutch for a night on the town, or dress it down for drinks with the girls by slipping into leather jacket.
Although we’re patiently waiting for the clouds to clear, so we can show off our strapless dresses in all their glory, prepare by browsing our top picks below and get shopping!
The luxe affair: £1,867, available at Net-a-Porter. If you’re looking to splurge on an investment piece for a big occasion, this leopard-print, chiffon Giambattista Valli dress is the perfect purchase for a summer wedding.
The High Street hit: £35, available at River Island. No need to dig deep for this dress, we love the cut out detail at the waist and the transitional lemon colour.
Geometric glam: £267.54, available at Shopbop. The tri-colour, geometric print is perfect if you’re looking for a statement-making dress, and we love the sweetheart neckline.
Classic (S)LBD: £42.99, available at Mango. A fail-safe option, easily dressed down for work with heels and a blazer, or up for a night out by wearing with statement earrings and a clutch.
The vacation winner: £425, available at Oxygen Boutique. We can already imagine slipping into this beauty to enjoy an evening of beach front cocktails on a far-flung island. If you can’t hold out until holiday season, wear now with a cropped denim jacket and suede ankle boots.