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.
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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.
Starting us off is this fabulous printed dress from & Other Stories (above and top).
Available for £110, this dress is perfect for your busy upcoming summer social calendar. Wear with some sliders for an evening out on holiday, add a cream blazer and gold heels for a wedding, or wear now by layering a pink roll neck underneath and adding some ankle boots.
Want more? Take a look through our edit of the best dresses with sleeves…
Steal the show with this bright red dress from Arket. The over-sized sleeves are ideal for concealing upper arms. The simple yet stylish design means this dress will go from the office to an evening out instantly, with the right footwear of course.
Can’t decide what to wear for an upcoming summer wedding? Well look no further than this floral dress from LK Bennett. Add a cream wide brimmed hat and some black heels and you’re good to go.
Bright, bold, effortlessly cool and with a fun print that will intrigue everyone, this long dress with sleeves is a total must. Keep it modern by styling with some crisp white trainers.
Reveal and conceal all at the same time with this cold shoulder dress from Ted Baker. Add some navy wedges and you’ve got the ideal outfit for a summer party.
This pussy bow dress from French Connection is the ultimate wedding guest dress. Flattering tunic shape to glide over your tum, bright shade to get you noticed and on-trend statement sleeves – what’s not to love?
In lightweight cotton and with subtle side slits, this checked dress is the perfect holiday buy. Alternatively wear it over jeans for an on-trend look.
Polka dots are stealing all of the limelight this season when it comes to prints. Give a nod to the trends with this wrap dress from Oasis.
You don’t have to be jetting off to the Caribbean feel tropical. This bold floral printed dress will bring the sunshine back to blighty. You can’t tell from this image but this dress has a subtle side slit to reveal bronzed legs.
Embrace those summer vibes without revealing too much skin with this stripe dress from H&M. Make it your own by styling with a gold belt.
Green is a key colour this season when it comes to dresses. Show you’re in the know which this wrap dress from Topshop. Partner with some printed pumps to really liven your look up.
Stand out in seconds without even trying with this geometric printed dress from Mango. The deep V is ideal for a bigger bust. However if its too low for you, then a lace cami will add all of the coverage you need. Finish with some white kitten heel ankle boots.