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Ask BB: How to Wear a One-Shoulder Ruffle Dress

Rashida Jones, Kate Hudson, and Rachel Bilson reveal three stylish ways to wear a one-shoulder ruffle dress.

I just bought a one-shoulder, ruffled, little black dress because I absolutely fell in love with it. [How can I] dress it up to make it look fresh and fun for a 20 year old? —RD

Three words: Bracelet, clutch, pumps. A bold cuff bracelet or bangle is all the jewelry you really need. Skip a necklace, which will just compete with the one-shoulder neckline for attention. Carry a clutch and avoid the awkward dilemma of placing a purse strap across the ruffle or your bare shoulder. And rock some ladylike, closed-toe pumps which will balance the look and give it a polished finish. Here are some sample accessories to help you get started:

Forever 21 at ShopStyle

Dear readers: How would you style a one-shoulder LBD?

Good call. Bold-yet-simple accessories are the way to go with a dress that kinda has a lot going on already.
#1 Sal (Homepage) on 2009-03-31 13:47 (Reply)
I've got a one-shoulder royal blue bubble hem dress from F21 that I've had for a year almost and still haven't worn yet! I'm waiting for my arms to get slimmer, lol.

Do love the look though - so exotic and Grecian. Just better for thinner arms :S
#2 Wanderlust (Homepage) on 2009-03-31 15:08 (Reply)
My one accessory for sure would be double sided tape....just to be sure that everything stays in place!
#3 sohoaccessories (Homepage) on 2009-03-31 18:21 (Reply)
Love the one shoulder dress. I really think simple is the way to go. thanks for sharing!
#4 gitasan (Homepage) on 2009-03-31 20:10 (Reply)
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