8 Hairstyles That Were Made for One-Shoulder Dresses

Snatched Topknot

Farel advises "high and tight, totally sleek, and snatched back off the face," like this topknot. Brush the hair back to smooth it. He advises ponytailing at the crown "standing up and off the head."

Mermaid Braid

This beautiful mermaid braid shows off a bare shoulder and highlights your dress's neckline by keeping all hair on the same side as your strap or sleeve.

Low, Elongated Bun

Elongating a low bun can also lengthen your neck and look great with a one-shoulder dress for people with longer hair.

Sleek Low Ponytail

Brown likes low, sleek ponytails for one-shoulder outfits. "I love a middle part for this look," she says. "Use a hair oil and/or pomade throughout all sections of the hair at the roots," adds.

Long, Loose Waves

Not all formal gatherings need an updo. Long, loose waves may give your outfit a gentle, relaxed mood without sacrificing beauty. "A roller set will give the best bounce," Farel explains.

Side-Swept Ponytail

Farel recommends a soft, cascading ponytail for a flowing single-sleeve garment. Wrap a 1-inch portion of hair from the rear of your ponytail around the elastic base "making sure no ties or pins are exposed," he adds.

Classic Chignon

Sometimes a tried-and-true hairdo matches a one-shoulder garment. Any evening outfit works with a classic chignon. "This look is classic glamour," adds Faren.

Balancing Act

Farel notes that one-shoulder dress haircuts offset the frock's asymmetry. Your hairdo and parting might be off-center to balance things out.