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How To Wear One Sleeve Dress

Adding an asymmetrical design to your outfit can make you look very stylish and unique at times. Wearing a one-sleeved dress is one of the easiest ways to achieve an asymmetrical and casual look. One thing that I really love about a dress with a sleeve is that it allows you to look really sexy without having to show a lot of skin. You can wear it for different scenarios like a girls night out, a date or a cocktail party. In order for you to look your best, I have put together some beautiful and stylish single arm outfit ideas and I am going to share them with you now.

Black bodycon mini dress with one sleeve


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To start the list, I’ll show you the most typical and classic one-sleeved dress. It is a black, one-sleeved, bodycon mini dress. You can just wear it with black ballet flats and you’re good to go. You can wear a statement choker necklace to add an extra touch of elegance and uniqueness.

Black, figure-hugging dress with single-pointed sleeves

black figure-hugging dress with single lace sleeves
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This black one-sleeved bodycon dress has a beautiful sleeve detail. It’s a semi-sheer half sleeve made of lace. The small detail makes the dress look much more elegant and takes the outfit to another level. You can easily combine the dress with black open toe heels.

Black one-sleeved dress with stockings and heels

black one-sleeved stockings
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Here is another black one-sleeve bodycon mini dress with a minimalist design. For a more elegant and feminine look, you can wear the dress with stockings and black heels to complete this outfit clean and beautiful.

Black dress with a floral neckline and one sleeve

black dress with flower neckline and one sleeve
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For a black dress, it seems that the designer can’t be too creative with the design. I mean, it seems like you can only do so much with the dress. It turns out there is enough space here and there to add some detail. And these details will make all the difference. For example, this black dress with one sleeve has a floral neckline. The same white floral pattern also appears on the edge of the sleeve. The nifty and subtle floral element makes the outfit look so much more ladylike.

White maxi dress with one sleeve

white maxi flowy dress with one sleeve
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While everyone is wearing body-hugging dresses that show their curves to a cocktail party, you can do a counter-intuitive thing by wearing a loose fitting maxi dress to get attention. For example, wear this white maxi dress with one sleeve, silver heels with open toes and a wide silver bracelet to look absolutely gorgeous.

Black sequin mini dress with one sleeve

black sequin mini dress with one sleeve
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When a dress has a stylish asymmetrical one-sleeve design, you can actually throw in more flashy elements to shift the envelope even further. For example, wear a one-sleeve mini dress, which is also a black sequin dress with silver heels with open toes, to get people’s attention.

Asymmetrical black bodycon maxi dress

asymmetrical black bodycon maxi dress
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You don’t necessarily have to show too much skin to get people’s attention. Sometimes a dress that seems to have a very random and asymmetrical cut can be very eye-catching and stylish. For example, this black body hugging maxi dress has a very unique and seemingly random cut that extends from the top to the bottom of the dress. The most creative thing about this outfit is that the black shoes are also asymmetrical and go perfectly with the dress.

Single bat shift dress

Single bat shift dress
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Here is a black one-sleeved dress with an atypical sleeve design. The single sleeve is actually a batwing sleeve and that makes the dress very different from other typical dresses you would see at a cocktail party. Simply wear the dress with a pair of silver open toe ankle straps to complete the outfit with elegance.

Dark blue, figure-hugging sequin dress with one sleeve

dark blue, figure-hugging sequin dress with one sleeve
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If you want a deeper look and want to dress in a less typical color, this dark blue body hugging sequin dress might be for you. To style it, just wear it with a pair of black strappy heels. The one-sleeve sparkling blue dress would probably make you shine among a crowd of black dresses at a cocktail party.

Black velvet mini dress with stockings and ankle boots

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If you’re looking for a black dress that has a little more depth, consider this body-hugging dress with a black velvet sleeve. The subtly shiny velvet can make black look deeper and more elegant. To complete this outfit, wear stockings and black leather ankle boots for a stylish touch. If you’d like to see more outfit ideas for similar boots, check out our blog post on styling leather boots.

Navy Folded One Shoulder Bodycon Dress

Navy folder one shoulder bodycon dress
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A folded dress has two advantages. For one, it makes the dress look more elegant by having this extra small detail. Second, it can help cover up the chest area. Whether you are a flat-chest woman or not, there are times when you want to focus on other parts of your body like your long legs. This pleated dress is a dark blue single sleeve bodycon dress. You can just wear bare heels or dark blue heels that go with the dress.

Black skater dress with one sleeve and mesh pad

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Usually a black skater dress is designed to be worn casually. However, this one has a sleek design with the mesh overlay on the sleeveless side of the one-sleeved dress. Wear the dress with black ballerina flats to complete this look great at a cocktail party.

Red, deep V-neck dress with one sleeve

red bodycon dress with deep V-neckline and sleeves
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You can definitely get a lot of attention by wearing a bright red dress. This dress in particular is a figure-hugging dress with a deep V-neckline and a sleeve that allows you to show off your curves. Wear just the right color suede heels to complete this look with elegance.

Two-piece asymmetrical dress in light pink

two-piece light pink asymmetrical dress
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This dress takes asymmetrical and random design to another level. It is a two-piece pink dress with the top part being a one-sleeved top with a deep V-neckline and the bottom part being a mini skirt on the top left and bottom right.

Blush Pink One-sleeved, loose fitting sheath dress

blush pink one-sleeved, loose-fitting sheath dress
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For an angelic look, you can wear this blushing pink one-arm shift dress. Wear open heels of the exact same color to complete this minimal and amazing look.

I’ve just shared some of the best looking one-arm outfits with you. They’re actually quite easy to pull off. Next time, for a cocktail party, you want to look stylish and sexy but don’t want to show off a lot of skin. Make sure to come back to this blog post and grab an idea to imitate and tweak.

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