I posted an assortment of sleeved dresses last week, but I am still marveling at the availability and variety of gloriously sleeved dresses in stores at the moment and need to post 14 more. I’ve seen most of these dresses on my clients and can vouch for their fit. Lengths and price points vary, as does sleeve styling, colour and fabrication. Some of the styles are available in petites and in a few different colours.
- Muse Peek-A-Boo Colorblock Dress: I looked really curvy in this dress, and it hit me just above the knee (I stand at regular height). The asymmetrical inset adds a fun and firty feature to the “Star Trek” design. It’s also available at Macys stores.
- Evan Picone Short Sleeved Striped Cowl Neck Dress: The texture rich knitted fabrication is divine. It does run short, although lovely on petites. The silhouette adds curvature to a straighter frame, yet accentuates a curvy frame. It’s form fitting in a non-clingy way and looks good worn as a tunic with leggings or skinnies. Machine Washable.
- INC Printed Three Quarter Sleeve A-Line Printed Dress: Bohemian fab in bright blue. The broad black line down the centre front is vertically attractive. It’s an easy go-to item with hose and black boots. Machine Washable.
- Chaus Wrap Front Dress: If you love wrap styles, this one is for you. Hourglass-y deluxe and very comfortable. Machine Washable.
- Adrianna Papell Pleated Jersey Sheath Dress: This is the type of dress my clients look for when it comes to covered yet alluring, easy and flattering holiday attire. Adrianna Papell does a version of this dress each year and it’s a winner. It’s made of a substantial knit that feels streamlined, luxurious and tailored. It’s also available in black.
- Tahari by Arthur S. Levine Button Tab Ponte Knit Dress: Nice tulip skirt silhouette. I can see this on a black haired lady with black opaques and black heeled booties.
- Presley Skye Butterfly Print Silk Crêpe de Chine Dress: I love this dress, which is why I recently featured it in a work wear ensemble. I felt elegant and on trend in the silhouette and urge all taller ladies to try the style (I would have to hem it a little shorter). It’s ’70s glam and looks amazing with a cropped furry waistcoat and heeled knee-high boots.
- Maggy London Draped Jersey Dress: The front ruffle lies quite flat so don’t let it put you off. A lovely length for taller gals and a delicious colour to boot.
- ASOS Motel Indiana Silhouette Rose Chiffon Knee Dress: Playful, youthful and pretty. It moves in a graceful and fun way as you stride (watch the video).
- ASOS Printed Midi Dress with Twist Front: Another great ’70s inspired dress for ladies who like soft fabrics, earth tones, and dainty patterns. Retro and lovely.
- Ann Taylor Sequin Shoulder 3/4 Sleeve Dress: This one is fab in a “Mad Max” kind of a way. It’s a body conscious style, but the ruching helps make the frock feel more substantial. It’s sold out online, but you might have luck in stores.
- Maggy London Palm Print Jersey Dress: Fabulous print, but surrenders the waistline so be warned. Super with knee-high boots and a swing coat.
- Marc by Marc Jacobs Michaela Silk Shirtdress: This style is very fashion forward and drapes like nobody’s business. Watch it in motion on the video. It also looks fab belted at the waist. Sublime.
- Target Convertible Shirt Dress: You might need to size up here, and the fabric is thin. But great for mild Autumn days and available in assorted colours. I was quite impressed with the fit. Machine washable.
I can’t stress this point enough: you will completely change up the vibes of these dresses with different footwear, jewelry, handbags, hosiery, headgear and hairstyles. It looks like we are having a good dress season so far. Long may it last.