I must congratulate the retail industry for offering a greater assortment of sleeved dresses this Winter. While we’re still yearning for a greater assortment of hem lengths, at least we can keep our arms covered sans the extra layer.
- Eliza J Leather Shoulder Trim Shift Dress: A retro shift with just enough structure to look flattering. Fab leather shoulder insets.
- Calvin Klein Long Sleeve Cowl Neck Sweater Dress: A little fit and flare for those who prefer frocks that move as they stride. Excellent on a pear shaped body type.
- Eliza J Striped Colorblock Sweater Dress: This dress worked really well on a petite client with an inverted triangle body type, shorter neck and larger bust. Forgiving and comfortable. It’s a pity that the photos do not do this super cute dress justice.
- Tahari Stripe Sweater Dress: Tailored, refined and ladylike. Nice for the office.
- Old Navy Snakeskin Print Sweater Dress: One of our curvy forum members recently wowed us when she paired the grey colourway with sheer black hose and flat mid-calf lace-up boots. It’s quite short though, so consider yourself warned.
- Eliza J Stripe Ponte Shift Dress: As retro as it is modern. A-line, yet streamlined and tailored. Looks even better in person.
- Amanda Uprichard Ponte Knit Fit & Flare Dress: Excellent on a curvy petite with a shorter neck.
- Helmut Lang Sonar Wool Asymmetrical Sleeve Dress: A little sheer, but forgiving around the midriff, tummy and hip area nonetheless. The diagonal sleeves are short, but still pretty covered. Wear shapewear if it’s too sheer, and enjoy its avant-garde integrity. One of my clients bought this in grey and looks like a million bucks.
Match Winter dresses with hose and pumps, or tall slim-fitting boots to elongate the leg line. Wear booties or mid-calf boots for a more fashionable look. Wear dressy slipper flats if you bat for Team Flats.