If you want to look beautiful and understatedly sexy at a cocktail party or house party, the easiest way is to wear a cold-shouldered black dress. For many people, wearing an off the shoulder dress is already out of their comfort zone, or they just don’t have the fair skin and collarbones to flaunt it. However, a cold shoulder dress, especially a black one, that can slim you down can help you look sexy without really showing 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 have rounded up some of the best black cold shoulder outfit ideas for you. let’s dive in
Black cold swoulder mini swing dress with strappy sandals
To start the beautiful list, I’m going to show you something that looks airy and youthful. Here is a black mini swing dress with 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 handsome.
Black mini shift dress with three quarter sleeves and cold shoulder
Here’s a super chic and minimal outfit that’s 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 leather crossbody bag and a long elegant necklace to look elegant and attractive.
Black ruffled dress with cold shoulder V-neckline and chiffon lining
For those of you who don’t want to show your shoulders too openly, this dress is worth trying. This dress is a black dress with cold ruffled shoulders and a chiffon overlay on the shoulders. Pair the dress with a black handbag and two 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, which 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 fedora to look chic and refreshing.
Black cold shoulder mini dress with fringed brown bag
If you like boho style, this outfit is specially for you. To form this outfit, you can wear a cold shoulder black mini dress and pair it with a huge fringed brown bag. Complete the outfit with a boho style long 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 printed cold shoulder mini sheath dress and pair it with a pair of black leather ankle boots. A black leather crossbody bag is a great option to finish off your look.
Black Mock Neck Cold Shoulder Bodycon Midi Dress
To look more mature and serious, choose a black cold shoulder long sleeve bodycon midi dress. This dress is particularly suitable for those of you who are managers and bosses and 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 small accessory can add a lot to your outfit, and this outfit is a great example of that. To achieve this look, you can wear a black bodycon mini dress with open toe heels and 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 this flat and beautiful look, simply wear a black three quarter sleeve cold shoulder mini dress with black pointed toe heels.
Black Off The Shoulder Gathered Waist Midi Flared Dress
To achieve a tall and slim look, you can choose a dress that highlights your waist. For example, here is an off the shoulder midi dress with a black one shoulder design that makes 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 makes you look more youthful and approachable. To achieve this look, wear a black cold shoulder swing dress with a short sleeve ruffle design. Wear brown sandals for shoes to keep the outfit minimal and relatively casual.
Black floral cold shoulder floral pattern
If you find that 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 a black floral pattern. Pair it with black heels and a black leather clutch to look sleek 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 offer you. This time, the swing dress features a cold-shouldered design that makes the outfit both refreshing and understatedly sexy. Wear a pair of black open toe gladiator heels to make the shoes look extra elegant and beautiful.
Black mini dress with a chiffon neckline and a 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 yet difficult to take off outfit.
Black Mock Neck Cold Shoulder Lace Bodycon Mini Dress
Adding a lace element to your outfit can often help to achieve an elegant look. For example, you can wear black lace bodycon mini dress with cold shoulder design. Wear black ballet flats to complete your outfit in a stylish way.
Here are the black outfit ideas for cold shoulders that I want to share with you. Most of the outfits mentioned are very easy to pull off while the resulting looks are so beautiful. Give these outfit ideas a try, especially if your goal is to look understatedly beautiful.