Boosting your body confidence - and style status - a dress with sleeves can work for so many occasions. Shop our edit of the best to buy now...
Hate showing your arms? We hear you! Thankfully clothing brands have picked up on one of our biggest style worries and are currently producing a wealth of beautiful and flattering long-sleeved dresses. And the best bit… many of these dresses are perfect for all shapes and sizes. Better still, they’re not all about covering your shape in tonnes of material.
Everywhere we look there are hoards of great sleeved designs for every figure, so we can all finally have our pick of this season’s pretty trends and fill our wardrobes to bursting point. Maybe it’s the Duchess of Cambridge effect. Catherine has often chosen long-sleeved dresses for public occasions. Or maybe designers have simply realised that dresses with sleeves, whether they’re evening dresses or special-occasion day dresses, make us feel so much more confident about our shape. Either way, we’re sold on this style.
Whatever your body shape or budget, there’s a long-sleeved dress for you that will flatter and impress. From printed shift dresses with sleeves to special occasion styles, there is a figure-fixing number for all in our round-up of the best high street and designer pieces available now.
First up is this pretty floral dress from Monsoon.
This knitted jumper dress in rusty orange is a great colour for the new season. It is also the ideal dress to wear both to the office and on the weekend. Smarten it up for work with a pair of heeled boots or dress it down with trainers.
Floral prints are everywhere again for winter and this ditsy print dress is the perfect go to. Style it with a leather jacket and pair of black ankle boots for an easy throw on outfit that looks great every time.
Simple and chic this knitted dress from Issa is great for the office or an evening out. We love the fluted sleeve detail and the best part is, it works both ways round v-neck or high neck, you decide. Their collaboration has been the talk of the fashion town recently due to the Duchess of Cambridge connection, but from this dress you can see why.
This beautiful printed dress will see you through from the boardroom to the bar no problem. Wear it with tights and and a pair of boots or vamp it up with a pair of heels. It’s nipped in waist and long sleeves will be flattering on a variety of figures.
This forest green dress from Jigsaw is cut in an opulent devoré spotted velvet, giving it a designer feel at a high street price. All of it’s detailing adds femininity and a luxe feel.
One of the most highly anticipated and talked of recent collaborations, we love every design in the Preen X LK Bennett collection. With so much beautiful detailing and flattering designs for every figure these dresses are you must have for the season.
Velvet is certainly the fabric of choice for winter. This rich and warm red coloured dress from Oasis has an old-fashioned feel to it. Give it a vintage edge by adding a sparlkly brooch.
Shoot for the stars in this monochrome printed dress from Hobbs. Stars and constellation patterns are the ‘it’ print this season. The high ruffled collar, pussy bow neckline and gathered sleeve cuffs all give a subtle nod to this winters trends.