Everybody's wearing strapless dresses—here's how to style them like a pro for summer 2023

From Hailey Bieber to Halle Bailey, celebs are loving strapless dresses right now...

Florence Pugh, Salma Hayek and Madelyn Cline wearing strapless dresses as they attend the 2023 Met Gala/ in a pink template
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Strapless dresses are having a moment on and off the red carpet, here's exactly why you need one in your own capsule wardrobe...

From sheer dresses to the 'coastal cowgirl' aesthetic, the A-listers of the world have been making a strong case for several new spring fashion trends recently. And while we've already added Kendall Jenner's fave Adidas Samba sneakers to our wishlist, there's another dress style making waves.

Yes, it seems it's time to let your decolletage shine as everyone, from Madelyn Cline to Hailey Bieber is rocking a strapless dress. So, if you're looking to bare the shoulder this spring/summer, here's why you should consider a strapless number...

How to style strapless dresses

If you're looking for visuals on just how chic and downright sexy a simple, strapless dress can look, please turn your attention to Hailey Bieber's latest outfit...


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The model and Rhode Beauty founder stepped out on Tuesday, March 9, 2023, wearing a mid-length, black strapless dress. Hailey paired the dress with black kitten heels and her signature gold earrings (Hailey Bieber's earrings are also a staple for both day and night accessorizing!).

The style also keeps cropping up on the red carpet, from Madelyn Cline rocking a black and silver strapless dress at the 2023 Met Gala to Florence Pugh, who opted for a monochromatic strapless dress, alongside her new, edgy buzzcut—this look is definitely going on our list of best Florence Pugh fashion moments.

Even Halle Bailey opted for a mermaid-core strapless look for The Little Mermaid premiere, which she paired with a baby blue frosted eyeshadow look. 

So, it's safe to say these naked-shoulder dresses are hot right now and surprisingly versatile. Whether you're in need of an elegant event look, or want a new faithful LBD with a twist, for a sophisticated evening look—we'd recommend complementing this piece with date-night perfumes.

Our edit of chic strapless dresses

So, now we've established just how wearable and trendy strapless dresses are, let's get to the fun part—shopping!


ZARA Strapless Midi Dress

RRP: $49.90

If you're looking for a well-fitting strapless dress—that will work for date nights and events alike—this midi number from Zara is perfect. It features a stylish leg slit with ruching at the waist to create a more cinched look.

If you're a fan of Hailey's recent strapless look, this dress is a great budget alternative!


Mango Knitted dress with metal detail

RRP: $69.99

If you're looking for a mini strapless dress, this one from Mango could be your next go-to LBD.

It features a tailored shape, so it's flattering and has a cute silver ring detail on the neckline.


Free People Boogie Down Mini

RRP: $68

If you were looking for something more casual to style this summer, Free People offers a range of mini to maxi strapless dresses including this textured option, which would be perfect for your next vacay.

This dress has a tie-up back and ruched front detailing and very much gives 'Salted Granola' style vibes.


House of CB Sofia Strapless Ruched Gown

RRP: $255

As for styling a strapless dress for an event, this pink ruched House of CB piece is a great option.

Dress up with heels and a clutch bag, or for a more casual look, pair with a straw bag and some Sofia Riche-esque sunglasses!

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team, where she covers everything from entertainment to fashion and beauty, as well as TikTok trends for Woman&Home, after previously writing for My Imperfect Life and GoodTo. Interestingly though, Naomi actually has a background in design, having studied illustration at Plymouth University but lept into the media world in 2020, after always having a passion for writing and earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ.

Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.