The best slimming dresses with sleeves

Feel body confident and get you winter styled sussed with a fabulous slimming dress with sleeves.

The ultimate wardrobe essential, a slimming dress with sleeves is every woman’s go to. So investing in an array of flattering dresses that cover your arms is a sure way to style success. From full on party frocks, to an everyday basic to a trend driven print, we’ve rounded up the best of the best.

Whenever shopping for your shape, the key 2 things to remember is what you want to conceal and what you want to accentuate. If you carry your weight around your hips and thighs, then a dress with a swishy bottom it best suited for you. Busty figures need to draw the eyes downwards, so anything with a bold print on the bottom always suits. While apple shapes should choose a dress that streamlines your middle.

Print also plays a big part in looking slimmer. Vertical stripes is the ultimate slimming print as it creates a longer looking body line, like the above dress from Boden. Also lean towards block colours and more graphic prints as oppose to smaller prints, as they bounce off the body making it appear smaller, whereas smaller prints makes it look bigger.

Take a browse through our edit of the best slimming dresses with sleeves.

With a cinched in waist and fabulous hanky hem, this JD Williams dress is ideal if you’ve got curvier hips and bottom. Team with some on-trend red snake boots.

Buy now for £49 from JD Williams

This velvet dress will hug your curves in all of the right places. Don’t just reserve velvet for Christmas, wear now ahead of the party rush to really stand out. Team with a statement necklace and black slingbacks.

Buy now for £139 from Hobbs


If you carry your weight around your middle, then a trusty tunic is the dress for you. We love this burgundy one from Jaeger. The pussy bow detail will draw the eyes upwards. Team with some statement leopard print heels for a day at the office.

Buy now for £125 from Jaeger

A fit a flare dress is ideal for accentuating your waist. This Winser dress is a perfect investment piece that will never date. Meaning you’ll get great cost per wear. Style for a fun night out by adding a jeweled belt and high as you can handle heels.

Buy now for £139 from Winser

We love this loose Finery dress, as it’s perfect for work and weekend. Style with black ankle boots and a leather biker jacket.

Buy now for £99 from Finery at John Lewis & Partners

Maxi dresses are a great styling tool if you’re not keen showing off your legs. Style this teal one from Evans with some trendy white trainers. The straight cut will streamline your legs making them appear slimmer.

Buy now for £45 from Evans


Cheat yourself some curves with this waist defining dress from Zara. Scarf print motifs are so on trend right now. Wear this with some burgundy knee high boots

Buy now for £19.99 from Zara

A tie waist detail is the ideal design feature to draw the eyes and defect attention from other areas. Bright animal is the print of the season, and the fashion scene is going crazy for this Wallis dress.

Buy now for £45 from Wallis



Perfectly loose around the middle so that it doesn’t cling and with a stylist fishtail cut, this dress is the ultimate piece for apple shapes. Elegantly lengthening your middle, the striking red will see you through to Christmas.

Buy now for £45 from Marks and Spencer

Knitted dresses are ideal as the fabric moves with your body. This dress from Monsoon will perfectly folow your curves and the darker tones will keep you looking trim. Finish with some wool tights and black ankle boots.

Buy now for £70 from Monsoon


Finishing just under the bust, this dress is ideal for cheating a curvier shape. Give this dress that much needed oomph and wear with snake printed courts and black biker jacket.

Buy now for £59.50 at Oliver Bonas