The best slimming dresses with sleeves, as chosen by our fashion team

Flattering and sophistocated, they're the wardrobe staple we all need.
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  • Feel body confident and get you winter styled sussed with a fabulous slimming dress with sleeves.

    The ultimate wardrobe essential, slimming dresses with sleeves are 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 two things to remember are 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 this 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



    This midi-dress, with its bold pattern and strong hemline, is the perfect trans-seasonal staple in any wardrobe. Style with black boots and minimal jewellery.

    Buy now for £60 from Monsoon



    Wrap dresses are perfect for creating a flattering silhouette. This dress moulds around your figure and shows off your shape. Pair with a classic pair of black boots for maximum impact.

    Buy now for £35 from Marks&Spencer 




    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


    The pattern on this Vero Moda dress is sure to look great and brighten up your wardrobe. Similar to the iconic Zara dress that everyone was wearing last summer. Pair this dress with your favourite sandals, or boots in the winter.

    Buy now for £48 from John Lewis & Partners


    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 £93 from Hobbs (RRP: £139)


    This stylish evening dress is sophisticated and easy to wear. It’s a fit that elongates your legs and cinches in your waist, showing off your great shape. Simple match with black tights and heeled ankle boots.

    Buy now from Evans £40 (RRP: £50)

    Which of our edit of slimming dresses with sleeves will you go for?

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