Contemporary Pieces That Cover Your Arms

If you’re self-conscious about your arms, finding pieces that have sleeves and that are also trend is no longer a difficult task!

This year the high street is bursting with variety and has cuts to suit every body shape and taste. Textures are big this year with ruffles and velvet dominating the shops, and this winter has seen a rise in popularity with jumper dresses and silk shirts – both pieces which feature full length sleeves. Layering is also another top trend this year, so pieces with longer sleeves work extremely well for this trend, as you can wear them underneath a short sleeve item – getting the best of both worlds!

Here’s our edit of the best contemporary pieces that are on-trend and that also cover your arms – so you can wear this year’s top looks brimming with confidence. 

The Knitted Dress

Knitted dresses are perfect for this time of year as they’re easy to throw on and style, simply pair them with a pair of tights, ankle boots and a biker jacket and you’ve got yourself a winning autumnal outfit.

Fern Stripe Dress, £110, Hobbs

Chevron Sweater Dress, £79.00, Sasandar


We’ve seen metallic accessories everywhere this year but now as winter approaches, metallic clothes are also super on trend. This beautiful top from Bershka is a great way of easing the trend into your wardrobe, plus it comes in three different colours for you to chose from depending on how bold you want to be.

Metallic Pleated T-shirt, £14.99, Bershka

The Silk Shirt

Gillian Anderson in The Fall has inspired
us all to update our wardrobe with a gorgeous silk shirt. They
are everywhere this season and come in a variety of different styles and
designs – from abstract prints to cute pussy bow ties.

Winter Floral Silk Shirt, £79.00, Warehouse

This winter floral silk shirt from Warehouse is ideal for this time of year – great for jazzing up your work wardrobe and perfect for
dressing up with skinny jeans and heels for an elegant evening look.


Ruffles can be daunting, but this simple dress from New Look embraces the trend in a subtle way. The three quarter length sleeves also add a further touch of femininity to the dress and the burgundy shade is perfect for this time of year too!
Burgundy Frill Trim 3/4 Sleeve Tunic Dress, £24.99, New Look

Long Sleeve Satin Ruffle Blouse, £25.00, M&S

This piece from M&S is an updated twist on the traditional white blouse with its ruffle detailing, so you can instantly update your work wardrobe with just one piece!


It’s easy to think of the military trend as being very masculine but this utility style dress has feminine elements that shine through, like its waist tie – perfect for creating a dreamy hourglass figure. 

Textured Dress, £28, Next


Incorporating velvet into your wardrobe has never been easier, with a variety of pieces on the high street for you to try. Black velvet blazers are great for injecting the trend into your wardrobe in a simple way – just throw on over skinny jeans and a top for an instant on-trend look.

Black Velvet Blazer, £54.00, Wallis


Sportswear is huge this year and this contrast trim sweatshirt has an athletic feel to it. It’s also perfect for layering this season with its 3/4 length arms – so try styling it with a long sleeved neutral knit underneath!

Contrast Trim Sweatshirt, £29.99, Mango