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Peek-A-Boo Shoulder Dresses Feature

The peek-A-Boo shoulder dress trend is in full swing this season – be it off-the-shoulder, cold shoulder, or one-shoulder styles. The question for the summer isn’t if you should wear an arm-candy displaying frock, the question is which one should you rock? To help you choose the right style, we’ver picked out our fav 7 Peek-A-Boo shoulder dresses to help you own this look wherever your adventures take you. 

Free People
Free People Peek-A-Boo Shoulder Dress

Channel your inner bohemian goddess with this gorgeous one-shoulder sheer minidress. This stunning sheer peek-a-boo number is just what you need to flaunt your curves at a summer wedding, a party of a fancy dinner perhaps. Its delicate embroidery gives the minimalist design a dramatic yet graceful finish.  Snag it at Free People – $250.

Tiksawon
Peek-A-Boo Shoulder Dresses -Amazon

Pull off some old-school glamour in this timelessly elegant off-the-shoulder dress. The body-con design will give your curves a sharply structured finish that will flatter your body type, support your bust, and give you a polished finish. The best part is this peek-a-boo number is only $10.44 on Amazon

Milly
Milly Peek-A-Boo Shoulder Dresses

We love this modernistic masterpiece by Milly. A delightfully refreshing cobalt blue color, this silk off-the-shoulder dress is dramatically voguish.  The tie sleeves give a contemporary update to a 60’s inspired style, making it peek-a-boo perfect for all formal gatherings –  be it cocktails with friends or a formal dinner with business associates. This beauty is available at Bloomingdale’s – $435.

Free People
Free People Peek-A-Boo Off The Shoulder Dress
Free People Peek-A-Boo Shoulder Dresses

Summer is all about flaunting your colorful florals with pride. And this gorgeously embroidered floral delight is no exception. A Perfect off-the-shoulder minidress for festivals, cocktails, and beachside bashes, it features a bold peek-a-boo neckline perfect for summer happening. Snag it at Free People – $356. 

Asos
Asos Peek-A-Boo Shoulder Dresses

This stunning maxi dress is a fabulous looker from Asos. The artistic exotic pattern is reminiscent of florals and it’s serving a double dose of peek-a-boo action – with a one-shoulder top and sheer bottom. Find it at Asos – $61.  

Diane Von Furstenberg
DVF Peek-A-Boo One Shoulder Dress
DVF Peek-A-Boo Shoulder Dresses

Rock your romantic femininity without compromising your bold lady boss vibes at work in this sleekly structured Diane Von Furstenberg dress. The uber-sophisticated peek-a-boo shoulder dress pick is picture perfect and offers a dramatic one-shoulder design and flirty hemline. Available at DVF – $328

Target
Target Peek-A-Boo Shoulder Dress

Uh, can we say “summer soiree?” This sleek shift is the perfect number for a casual day at the park or weekend brunch. Complimented with a peasant top flair this peek-a-boo shoulder dress is easy to love. Find it at Target – $32.99.

-XOXO Not Just A Girl In A Dress Staff 

Your goal during the interview is to stand out from the competition – in a good way – so why follow outdated fashion tips designed to make you blend in with the crowd?

Landing that coveted in-person meeting is already pretty difficult. So, when you do, you’ll totally want to dress to impress.  And, it might help – at least, visually speaking – if you interview outfit doesn’t put people to sleep before you even open your mouth.

Of course, there will always be some careers – like law – were playing it safe when it comes to style is probably the right way to go. But consider ignoring these five old-school fashion tips if the company culture of job you’re seeking encourages a touch of fashion flair.   

5 Fashion Tips Jobs Seekers Should Ignore:

Wear A Suit

You should always up the style ante when you’re interviewing, but that doesn’t mean you have to wear a boring basic solid suit. You want to look polished and professionally and also comfortable and confident. If wearing a suit makes you feel uneasy or the company has more of business casual vibe (which you can find out by checking out its website and social media profiles) then opt for coordinated separates with a bit of personality.    Topshop Embellished Midi Pencil Dress – $180 and Zara Double Breasted Blazer – $99

Wear Neutral Colors

Black, navy, brown and gray are fine colors, but you might want to leave an impression that you are more than just a “fine” candidate. A strategic color pop can give off a feeling of friendliness and/or confidence, amplifying the profile of an interviewee who knows their stuff.   

Macy’s Calvin Klein Embellished Sheath Dress – $109 

Wear Pantyhose or Tights

Yes, you should totally wear pantyhose or tights if the company you’re interviewing with is conservative, if you feel more comfortable having your legs covered or if it is just cold outside. However, cramming your legs in nylon casings should be an optional interview outfit addition when you’re already wearing pants, a knee-length – or longer – skirt or dress. Do it if it makes you feel more ready to conquer the day. Skip it if it doesn’t.         

Wear a Black or Brown Handbag

Nothing completes an interview outfit better than a clean-lined, structured handbag, but black and brown shouldn’t be your only color choices. A smartly pattern purse or tote in a complimentary color to your outfit can hint to a personality that knows how to pull things together.

Amazon MMK Collection Fashion Padlock Satchel – $42.99

Wear High Heels

I love a pair of good heels. They literally make me taller and I find I stand up straight more when I wear them. But I also love my ballerina flats and that I can move faster than a New York minute in them. Opt for whichever polished pair of close-toe pumps, ballerina flats, loafers or boots make you feel more confident to complete your interview outfit. There’s no sense in wearing a killer looking pair of heels if you’re going to worry about tripping in the company’s reception area.

Aerosoles Spin Off Flats – $69 and Ann Taylor Skyler Patent Leather Pumps – $128

– XOXO Charell Star | Not Just A Girl In A Dress

 

I’ve never been one to shy away from color and have been known to rock the brightest of shades at work and at play ;). Bold colors are a fashion do and any woman can totally pull off the look flawlessly.

Here’s a few of my favorite tips and tricks, so you can slay in bold hues everywhere you go.

Layer with Neutrals – Keep yourself from being washed out by a colorful skirt or dress by layering it over neutral tights. These very black opaque tights are a perfect base for my bold color look. I like a really opaque (none see-through) look and achieved this by laying two pairs of semi-opaque tights on top of each other. This is a trick I’ve been using to survive cold winter months for years since I hardly ever wear pants. Your legs will be so warm;).

I also paired with my heeled black booties to extend my leg length and continue the neutral color.

Tights (similar style) – $12.50 – Amazon; Faux suade Booties (similar style) – $35.99

Stay Proportional – If you’re short – like me – then break up bold colors by adding a neutral waist length coat. This will help your outfit look balanced since there are clear color start-and-stop points. This faux-leather moto jacket helps accomplish that in this look. I got this one on clearance at Aeropostale over the holiday and is sold out now. But, I found a similar one on Amazon for $39.

Accessorize – Well selected accessories can play up or tone down the colors of your outfit. I added a neutral gold belt, black choker, colorful mirrored sunglasses and a patterned gray clutch to this bright look. None of them match each other, yet they all work together to highlight the colors in my top and skirt.

Metal Belt – Mint Market;  Mirrored Sunglasses – $32 – Mint Market; Beaded Clutch – $65 – Mint Market; Kitty Choker – $20 – Mint Market

Colorblock – Instead of wearing one bold color, mix it up, by wearing two complementary colors. Yellow and purple sit opposite each other on the color wheel and therefore balance each other out. This popping yellow peplum skirt looks blends nicely with this printed purple top.

Yellow Peplum skirt -$68 – Mint Market; Purple Round Neck Top – $38 – Mint Market

Most of All, Do You – Select colors and pieces that you love and make you smile. You’d be surprised how a little confidence can up the wattage of any outfit. If you feel good in a bold colors, rock it out.

Photo captions: Crystal LaShea Photography

**I love supporting independent shops and designers, like Mint Market Boutique in Hoboken, NJ. Check out this gem of a store if you’re in the area or online. They have tons of vintage, trendy and stylish outfits and accessories. No ad, just sharing a great find.

-XOXO Charell Star| Not Just A Girl In A Dress

Fashion is kind of my thing. My blog is called a ‘Girl In A Dress’ after-all. As a woman I know, dressing your part for work can be a difficult task. Whether it is business casual or business professional, you always want to make sure you dress in a way that shows you are serious about your career. Yes, hard work and a friendly, competitive attitude will aid you in getting that big promotion, but if you really want to step up your game, then you need to step up your overall appearance. Here are some styling tips that will help you give an even better impression at your office.

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Hem your pants. When it comes to dress pants, you should never be able to wear the same pants with your flats as you wear with your heels. That is a major fashion sin. If your dress pants are not tailored correctly to your body, then they can look very sloppy, especially if they are too short or if they are dragging on the ground. If you are wearing flats, your pants should cover most of your shoe. If you are wearing heels, the hem of your dress pants should be about a half inch off of the ground in the back.

 

cn5475416Get a button-up shirt that fits you. Nothing can ruin your image more than wearing a button-up shirt that is way too small or way too large and shows off all of your undergarments. If you have a larger chest, then buy a button-up shirt that is big enough to reach all the way across your chest without any gaping exposure. Take your shirt to the tailor to have it sized just right.

If your belt loops are showing, you should wear a belt. A lot of woman feel that they are excused from wearing belts for their pants, especially if they fit nice and snug. This is so NOT the case. This rule is nice and simple: if you are wearing pants with belt loops and your shirt is tucked in, then you should wear a belt. The belt does not have to be used for keeping your pants up, but it should be used for visual purposes. Exposed, empty belt holes will make you look careless and even forgetful.

DO NOT overdo the accessories. You may think that this is an obvious tip, but a lot of people break this rule on a daily basis without even realizing it. All of your earrings, rings, and necklaces should be as simple as possible, especially if you work in professional fields such as banking or real estate.

 

Other Important Tips to Follow:

  • Buy yourself a good pair of shoes.
  • Keep a good manicure at all times.
  • Make sure your hair is dry when you walk into the office.
  • Don’t put on too much perform.
  • Always brighten up your eyes.

Do you agree with these work fashion tips?

 

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