If you want to look beautiful and reservedly sexy at a cocktail or house party, the easiest thing to do is to wear a cold shouldered black dress. For many people, wearing an off the shoulder dress is already outside of their comfort zone, or they just don’t have the beautiful skin and collarbones to show off. However, a cold shoulder dress, especially a black one that can make you slim, can help you look sexy without really showing off a lot of skin. Think about it, depending on the actual design of the dress, a vest top may require you to show more skin than the dress. To better show you how to style it, I’ve rounded up some of the best black outfit ideas for cold shoulders for you. Let’s dive in.
Black Cold Swoulder Mini Swing Dress with strappy sandals
To start the lovely list, I’m going to show you something that looks airy and youthful. Here is a black mini swing dress with a cold shoulder design. Pair it with a pair of black strappy sandals. This is the type of outfit that you can wear to a cocktail party while still looking very good.
Black three-quarter sleeve mini shift dress with cold shoulder
Here is a super chic and minimalist outfit that is perfect for dating. To achieve this look, choose a black three-quarter sleeve, cold shoulder mini shift dress and pair it with light pink strappy sandals. Wear an ivory-colored leather crossbody bag and long, stylish necklace to look elegant and attractive.
Black, ruffled dress with a cold shoulder V-neckline and a chiffon cover
For those of you who don’t want to show your shoulders too overtly, this dress is worth a try. This dress is a black dress with cold ruffled shoulders and a chiffon overlay on the shoulders. Team the dress with a black handbag and a pair of open toe heels with black ankle straps for a feminine touch.
Cold shoulder shift dress with black spaghetti straps
If you have nice shoulders and collarbones, you may want to wear a cold shoulder dress that is very close to an off the shoulder dress. A black shoulder dress with black spaghetti straps would be the perfect choice in this case. Pair it with silver strappy sandals and a brown felt hat to look chic and refreshing.
Black mini dress with cold shoulder and brown fringed pocket
If you like boho style this outfit is especially for you. To shape this outfit, you can wear a black mini sheath dress with a cold shoulder and combine it with a huge brown fringed pocket. Complete the outfit with a long boho style necklace and a pair of nude heeled sandals to look both stylish and beautiful.
Black printed shift mini dress with leather boots
For a more casual and beautiful street look, here is an outfit that is easy to take off. To achieve this look, wear a black print mini cold shoulder shift dress and pair it with a pair of black leather ankle boots. Wear a black leather crossbody bag to finish off your look.
Black Mock Neck Cold Shoulder Bodycon Midi Dress
To look more mature and serious, go for a black bodycon midi long sleeve dress with a cold shoulder. This dress is particularly suitable for those of you who are managers and bosses who want to stay a little powerful and serious at a corporate event. Wear black ankle boots for the shoes to complete the look.
Bodycon mini dress with cold shoulder and choker necklace
Sometimes a little accessory can add a lot to your outfit, and this outfit here is a great example of that. To achieve this look, you can wear a black bodycon mini dress with open toe heels with black ankle straps. Now add a black choker necklace to the mix for an instant stylish twist.
Black cold shoulder mini dress with three-quarter sleeves and heels
As simple and clean as possible, this outfit is perfect for those of you who are minimalists to wear to cocktail parties or formal events. To achieve that flat and beautiful look, just wear a black three-quarter sleeve cold shoulder mini dress with black pointy toe heels.
Black Off The Shoulder Gathered Waist Midi Flared Dress
To achieve a tall and slim look, you can choose a dress that will make your waist appear more prominent. For example, here is an off the shoulder midi dress with a black shoulder shoulder that will make you look slim. Pair it with black leggings and black leather boots for a nice and dark all-black look.
Cold shoulder swing dress with black ruffle sleeves
This outfit has a slight girly touch that will make you look more youthful and approachable. To achieve this look, wear a black cold shoulder swing dress that comes with a short sleeve ruffle design. Wear brown sandals for the shoes to keep the outfit minimal and relatively casual.
Black floral design with cold shoulder and floral design
If you think a black dress is a little too dark for your taste, choose one with a floral print. For example, here is a beautiful and refreshing midi dress with a black shoulder sheath and black floral pattern. Pair it with black heels and a black leather clutch to look elegant and refreshing.
Black mini swing dress with gladiator heels
A long sleeved swing dress often gives you that extra breeze that no other dress can give you. This time around, the swing dress has a cold shouldered design that makes the outfit both refreshing and restrainedly sexy. Wear a pair of black open-toed gladiator heels for the shoes to look extra elegant and beautiful.
Black chiffon neckline mini dress with cold shoulder at the front
This dress is extremely sexy. In detail it is a black chiffon mini dress with a huge neckline in the front. Pair it with black open toe heels with ankle straps to complete this amazing but hard to take off outfit.
Black Mock Neck Cold Shoulder Lace Bodycon Mini Dress
To achieve an elegant look, it can often help to add a lace element to your outfit. For example, you can wear a figure-hugging mini dress made of black lace with a cold shoulder design. Wear black ballet flats to complete your outfit in a classy way.
Here are the black cold shoulder outfit ideas that I want to share with you. Most of the mentioned outfits are very easy to take off while the resulting looks are so beautiful. Try these outfit ideas especially if your goal is to look beautiful in an unobtrusive way.