9 AMAZING SUMMER DRESSES WITH SLEEVES
If you prefer not to show your arms – or can’t get away with wearing a bandeau to the office – a dress with sleeves will be the hardest working summer wardrobe investment.
Ah, summer. Long sunny days, soaring temperatures, chilled rose and, erm, mild hysteria at the thought of unveiling your limbs. Legs aren’t so much of a problem thanks to the abundance of midis, maxis and cropped trousers around right now, but finding a chic dress with sleeves is basically the Holy Grail of summer dressing. Whether sleeveless styles are an office no-go or you just want a little extra coverage, sometimes a sleeve is non-negotiable – even when it’s scorching.
Fed up of hearing frustrated women bemoan the lack of gorgeous dresses with sleeves on offer, we made them the cornerstone of our collection – meet the ones to add to your summer wardrobe, ASAP.
ORANGE TIE FRONT SHIFT DRESS
Like a hit of vitamin C in fashion form, our citrus-hued shift is elevated with a flattering knot tie and cuffed short sleeves. Complete the look with complimentary gold accessories.
LEOPARD PRINT FIT & FLARE DRESS
As far as we’re concerned, leopard print is a year-round wardrobe fixture, and slightly sheer sleeves and a front split make this a wear 24/7 wonder. Keep it sleek with black heels like our espadrilles.
NAVY TIE FRONT JERSEY DRESS
Fluid jersey gives this dress a sassy swish when you walk while the double flute sleeves add on-trend arm coverage. Comfortable but still seriously chic, wear with everything from white trainers to block heeled sandals.
BLACK POM-POM HEM SHIFT DRESS
The style set have fallen back in love with linen – trimmed with pom-poms, this is how to take the LBD into summer. Take it from the office to the beach with just a change of accessories.
ZEBRA PRINT BELTED SHIRT DRESS
From work to holiday, the shirtdress is a summer power player. On-point zebra print makes ours even more covetable. Dress it down with minimalist flat sandals or add glamour with gold hoop earrings.
GINGHAM BARDOT DRESS
Tonia Buxton, Michelle Ackerley and some of our favourite bloggers have been spotted rocking this gingham beauty. Flattering on the arms and the waist, buy it now or regret it later.
KHAKI SHIRT DRESS
Ah khaki – the colour that suits every skin tone and hair colour and just always looks effortlessly cool. Topstitching is summer’s hottest micro-trend – and don’t forget to check out the statement vent detail back.
PINK FLUTED SLEEVE SHIFT DRESS
A hot pink hue and fluted sleeves transform the classic shift dress for the new season. What we call a double duty dress, it will take you from day to night effortlessly.
WHITE LACE FIT & FLARE DRESS
Nothing says summer like a white dress and luxury embroidered lace gives ours a seriously high-end feel. Sheer lace sleeves elegantly reveal a glimpse of skin and compliments our signature fit & flare shaping, which flatters any silhouette.