The best dresses with sleeves

If the words strappy, or worse, strapless tend to fill you with terror when dress shopping, we have great news for you; sleeves are officially trending. Between typically unfathomable British weather, fake tan fails and less than impossibly toned limbs (genes like Jennifer Aniston’s are hard to come by after all), there’s no wonder that long-sleeve dresses are proving such a hit this summer. Handily, we’ve rounded up the best dresses with sleeves available right now.



1. Wild child

Biba Tie Shirt Dress 

A perfect fusion of the animal and utilitarian trends we're all wearing this summer, this is a classic you’ll really get your wear out of. We’re already thinking how great it will look with slouchy boots come autumn.

Biba, Tie Shirt Dress, £47.00


2. Maxi mode

Ted Baker Lettii Deco Printed Long Sleeve Maxi Dress


This earthy, terracotta is just the thing to highlight your summer tan. With a fluid silhouette, light and airy fabric and drawstrong wasit to finish, dressing for high climes just became effortless.

Ted Baker, Lettii Deco Printed Long Sleeve Maxi Dress, £99.00


3. Lovely leather

Boss Long Sleeved Shirt Dress


With structured pockets, shirt sleeves and chunky button-up collar, this Boss dress is a real treat for your inner rebel. Throw on for all of your evening city escapes and weekend outings this summer.

Boss, Long Sleeved Shirt Dress, £259.00


4. Candy stripe

Paul Smith, Stripe Midi Dress


A free-flowing midi that can take you from day to play? Yes, please. If you’re typically more of a monochrome dresser, we recommend a pretty pinstripe number to help you dip your toe into a more vibrant wardrobe.

Paul Smith, Stripe Midi Dress, £185.00


5. Workwear chic

Ted Baker Polinna Utility Denim Mini Dress


With its distinctly workwear vibe, we can already picture ourselves by the coast, drink in hand and bold red lipstick in place, while wearing this chic, structured denim number. Trip to Brighton anyone?

Ted Baker, Polinna Utility Denim Mini Dress, £89.00


6. It's a wrap

Tommy Hilfiger Print Shrt Drs Ld12


A flattering wrap dress in a punchy pattern is the pièce de résistance of summer – slot this one into your regular line-up for spontaneous evening cocktails and any other swanky events in your social calendar.

Tommy Hilfiger, Print Shrt Drs Ld12, £205.00


7. Hello yellow

Boss, Boss Kelile


If you’ve still got wedding invites in the diary, consider your outfit sorted. The brushed cotton fabric and flattering length will make for the dream guest dress. Note: be prepared for everyone to ask you where you got it from. 

Boss, Boss Kelile, £180.00


8. Bold and beautiful

Max Mara Weekend Kuban Tiered Dress


You certainly won't look like a wallflower in this statement piece. A bold, tiered midi will look equally pleasing with trainers for afternoon jaunts or heels when you head out for cocktail hour.

Max Mara Weekend, Kuban Tiered Dress, £259.00