One Shoulder Style: Would you wear it?

One Shoulder Style: Would you wear it?

Happy weekend ladies and welcome to this weeks edition of “would you wear it”. I see lots of interesting mannequins during the week and this one caught my attention.

Each Saturday Pam Lutrell from Over 50 Feeling 40 and I will share a mannequin’s outfit for you to tell us if you would or would not wear it and why. This week I ran across several dummies wearing one sleeve tops and dresses. one shoulder dress on A Well Styled Life

This dress has a drawstring at the waist and the hem dips longer on the side with the sleeve.

So what do you think ladies? Would you or wouldn’t you wear this and why?



Now let’s pop over to see Pam’s mannequin here.

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  1. Suzanne Michel
    June 2, 2018 / 6:26 am

    Yes to shoulder but no to drawstring waist. I don’t like that, feel it makes me look heavier in the middle

    • Jennifer
      June 2, 2018 / 7:29 am

      Thanks Suzanne! That’s why I pointed it out. Those are tough to wear for many.

  2. Lea
    June 2, 2018 / 6:37 am

    Probably not, and not because of the one shoulder, but because it dips on that side. I’d be afraid it would look like I was listing to one side 😉

    • Lynn F
      June 2, 2018 / 8:32 am

      I thought the same thing!

  3. Susan
    June 2, 2018 / 6:43 am

    No to both the shoulder and the dress. The dress looks awfully frumpy and simply looks as if someone has ripped the mising sleeve from the dress.

  4. Pamela
    June 2, 2018 / 6:44 am

    No to this in my closet. It looks like a half made dress in my opinion. If were going with one shoulder, then do it the more traditional way with a lower cut. To me that goes better with the dipped hem.

  5. Marcella
    June 2, 2018 / 6:46 am

    I think it looks a little odd. I would not wear it because I dress more modestly, no sleeveless, short hems, etc.

  6. Kim
    June 2, 2018 / 6:50 am

    Looks like a bad beginner dress design project

    • Jennifer
      June 2, 2018 / 7:31 am

      lol! Thanks for the visual Kim!

  7. Lynn
    June 2, 2018 / 6:55 am

    Absolutely not. For lack of a better “fashion” adjective, it looks stupid!!

  8. Karen
    June 2, 2018 / 6:59 am

    No to the dress. Don’t think it would be flattering on too many people. Love the blue top from Talbots!

  9. Linda Phelps
    June 2, 2018 / 7:21 am

    No on all accounts. I agree with Kim that it looks like a poor job. It reminds me of my 2nd grade school pic where my collar wasn’t centered. My mother was learning to sew bc she had to dress twin girls on a strict budget. That pic makes me miss my mother even more. ????

    • Jennifer
      June 2, 2018 / 7:40 am

      Thanks for sharing Linda. My mom sewed everything I wore when I was growing up too.

  10. Maree Sperle
    June 2, 2018 / 7:22 am

    No. It looks so lopsided. I am petite and it would look like the dress did not fit.

  11. Sandy Andry
    June 2, 2018 / 7:22 am

    I agree with all the above comments. No. No. No.

  12. Diana
    June 2, 2018 / 7:22 am

    No to one or both shoulders bare, …I am very large busted and cannot go without over the shoulder bra support. I also do not wear anything that ties in at the waist as I have no waste, I’m an apple shape. I wear tops that have an A-line cut to them to give me a visual wasteline.

    • Jennifer
      June 2, 2018 / 7:41 am

      Thanks for sharing Diana

  13. Diane
    June 2, 2018 / 7:23 am

    I do not care for this dress. I can’t imagine that it would look good on anyone for the same reasons others have mentioned. The simple sleeve looks as though it was ripped off of a t-shirt. It is too boring. I do like some of the one shoulder looks displayed in the banner at the bottom of the post. I myself would probably never wear one because I have very narrow shoulders. I never even bought into the cold shoulder look for that reason. But I have seen others wear both styles beautifully!

    • Jennifer
      June 2, 2018 / 7:42 am

      I does look that way;) Thanks for sharing

  14. MC
    June 2, 2018 / 7:24 am

    No, thank you. It looks like a home ec project gone terribly wrong. and the fabric is blah. I notice the anti-theft mechanism on the hem, but I don’t think the store has to worry about anyone shoplifting it.

    • Jennifer
      June 2, 2018 / 7:43 am

      Thanks for the morning chuckle Marcia. I almost snorted my tea out my nose.

  15. Theresa
    June 2, 2018 / 7:26 am

    No, it looks like it was made wrong. The one shoulder I might do but the misshaped skirt & the drawstring waist make it look like they couldn’t make up their minds on how to sew it. Plus the dark color doesn’t help.

    • Jennifer
      June 2, 2018 / 7:45 am

      Thanks Theresa. It’s a unique dress 😉

  16. Linda Robertson
    June 2, 2018 / 7:31 am

    No I would not wear it because I would look at it in the dressing room mirror and wonder why the alteration person didn’t finish fixing it.

  17. June 2, 2018 / 7:35 am

    No to the dress! It is frumpy looking. An awful design with the dipping of the hem.

  18. Lezlie
    June 2, 2018 / 7:50 am

    It looks like something I would make ….. so NOOOOOO!!!!!!

  19. Val
    June 2, 2018 / 8:07 am

    No for me as I realized after looking at the dress and pondering the question that I much prefer a more symmetrical look ????????‍♀️

  20. Nancy Geiger
    June 2, 2018 / 8:26 am

    Something so wrong with the proportion of this dress with all the weight to one side…had to laugh at the comment about a home ec project going wrong! My late mother-in-law would say “that’s different”, her diplomatic answer with something she wasn’t sure of!

    • Jennifer
      June 2, 2018 / 8:55 am

      I love that diplomatic response. I may steal it. Thanks Nancy

  21. Candy Weaver
    June 2, 2018 / 8:34 am

    Rather ugly! Sorry…

    • Jennifer
      June 2, 2018 / 8:56 am

      No need to apologize. That’s what caught my eye too. How unattractive it is.

  22. Debbie Davis
    June 2, 2018 / 8:36 am

    Good morning Jennifer, I would have to agree with the majority and vote “no” – I really don’t care for the look of this particular dress. I do like a one shoulder look in a sleeveless dress, but I personally wouldn’t west it because I don’t like to bare my upper arms. I thoroughly enjoy these “would you wear it”!!!

    • Jennifer
      June 2, 2018 / 8:56 am

      Thanks Debbie. These are fun

  23. Cindy
    June 2, 2018 / 9:08 am

    This is a definite no for me. The dress just looks odd, not well designed.

  24. Cheryl Jensen
    June 2, 2018 / 9:21 am

    No, just looks like they forgot to put on second sleeve. A little frumpy for my taste.

  25. Jennifer
    June 2, 2018 / 9:39 am

    There are some great asymmetrical dresses but this isn’t one of them. This reminds me of a cheap knockoff attempt at imitation Ann Demeulemeester.

  26. June 2, 2018 / 10:01 am

    It seems so off to me!! I would not wear it for many reasons the sleeveless look on one side and the drawstring. Surprised it is on a mannequin!

    • Jennifer
      June 2, 2018 / 4:19 pm

      I was too! That’s why I took a photo

  27. Pat
    June 2, 2018 / 10:15 am

    No, it looks frumpy and sloppy. Great series!

  28. Lise
    June 2, 2018 / 10:19 am

    My first thought was ‘what an awful dress’. Guess that sums it up for me.

  29. beth byrd
    June 2, 2018 / 10:33 am

    Hmmm … I think the one-shoulder look could have been done a bit more creatively. Especially since the entire dress is black — it needed something more dramatic, and in my opinion, this didn’t work. The same with the drawstring waist. Because the dress is all black it needed something else so the focus isn’t on the drawstring. Sorry, but this is a definite “no.”

    • Jennifer
      June 2, 2018 / 4:20 pm

      I agree Beth, thanks for sharing

  30. Ann
    June 2, 2018 / 10:51 am

    No to the drawstring waist and no to the sleeves as just looks like the designer could not make a decision.

  31. Jill
    June 2, 2018 / 11:09 am

    Who on earth would buy a dress like that? It looks silly and something that wouldn’t even sell at a flea market!

  32. Jan
    June 2, 2018 / 12:43 pm

    I do like..even love..some one shoulder styles but this one simply looks like a mistake….ooops, we forgot to sew in the sleeve!

  33. RoseAG
    June 2, 2018 / 1:03 pm

    I would wear this over the getup that Pam posted.
    I think if I’d been making it I’d have made the longer hem side be on the side without the sleeve.

    • Jennifer
      June 2, 2018 / 4:22 pm

      Yes, Rose, that would have been a better balance. This makes the mannequin look like she’s falling over

  34. Debbie
    June 2, 2018 / 1:20 pm

    There’s nothing about it that I like. I can’t imagine it looking good on any figure type to be honest. Now I’m praying we don’t see more of this so called fashion.

  35. Deb
    June 2, 2018 / 1:50 pm

    No! I could hear my mother asking if I’d forgotten to sew in the other sleeve! I agree that the drawstring would make it look frumpy on me, and I’m not tall enough for the dipped hem.

  36. Suz
    June 2, 2018 / 2:04 pm

    I don’t like the one shoulder style for me. It really draws attention to the upper arm-I’d really have to be in shape to wear it!

  37. Anon
    June 2, 2018 / 2:59 pm

    If they wanted balance, the elongated hem should have been on the sleeveless side. I don’t think this look works for anyone but the lucky few who could wear a paper bag and make it look fabulous. It reminds me of a paper bag painted black. Dare I say I used to cut clothes like this for my dolls, using fabric scraps?

    This is not for the real world.

  38. Anon
    June 2, 2018 / 3:03 pm

    BTW, notice how the stripe is lopsided because of all the weight being on side of the dress? Who wants to look like their clothes are twisted?

  39. Kelly Ann
    June 2, 2018 / 4:58 pm

    Not a fan of asymmetrical anything, plus it is boring.. it should send a more dramatic message but failed.

    • Jennifer
      June 2, 2018 / 10:00 pm

      I’m a huge fan of asymmetrical styling but this dress is a dismal failure.

  40. Ellen walker
    June 2, 2018 / 7:08 pm

    Off one shoulder ins one thing and can look elegant. Bit some of them just looked like they forgot to put on a sleeve. Especially the first model? Looked like something that was made in a high school home ec class

  41. Kathleen
    June 3, 2018 / 6:13 am

    This is the dress voted most likely to end up on deep clearance. Somewhere there is a store buyer laughing herself/ himself silly over this one. Maybe they bought it on a bet that someone would wear it. Not me!

  42. June 3, 2018 / 7:31 am

    There is too much asymmetry going on in this dress. Hem or sleeves, but not both. It just looks like a mistake.

  43. Ellen
    June 3, 2018 / 8:51 am

    It looks like a piece of clothing that had a stroke…droopy on one side!

  44. Sandra Matthews
    June 3, 2018 / 10:49 am

    I actually like the one shoulder look if the one shoulder is sleeveless, but I would not wear one sleeve. It looks to unbalanced for my taste.

    • Jennifer
      June 3, 2018 / 4:08 pm

      I agree. This one is a mess.

  45. Connie Miller
    June 3, 2018 / 7:38 pm

    Kinda reminds me of the blouse I made in 7th grade home ec class. I got a C+.

  46. June 4, 2018 / 4:06 pm

    Never! Nada! No way! I agree it looks like a home ec project gone terribly wrong.

  47. June 18, 2018 / 11:19 pm

    No, not for me. I like things symetrical!

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