The countdown to Christmas has officially begun, and that means a host of dinners and parties is on the horizon. This time of year, you might cringe at the idea of wearing a party dress bearing arms–either because you chill easily or because you don’t like your arms.
But don’t worry! This season has plenty of fashionable long-sleeve options available. Long sleeves disguise upper arms, they are effortlessly elegant, and they have range (from sheer to lace and more).
We’ve taken the stress out of styling and rounded up a collection of long-sleeved winter party dresses, available in stores and online right now.
Polka Dot Prom Dress
Navy is a timeless color that is flattering on all skintones. This pretty polka dot prom dress is easy to style up with metallic heels and a clutch bag. The sheer printed sleeves show off a hint of skin without revealing too much.
Black Sequin Party Dress
For show-stopping glamour, a sequin maxi is hard to beat. This glittery dress, complete with v-neck detail, may reveal little in terms of skin, but the slinky shape adds a dose of sexiness (in a good way!). The right undergarments are key to this look, so invest in great shapewear for a smooth silhouette.
Form-Fitting Pencil Dress
A form-fitting pencil dress will skim your figure, while still keeping your weaker areas under-wraps. Classic black and metallic styles won’t date and are easy to accessorize with black, gold or silver accessories.
Floral Midi Prom Dress
If you’re a fan of old-school vintage glamour, a classic midi prom dress should be your go-to. Elbow-length sleeves, a slash neck and belted waist all help to create the perfect hourglass shape. Team with killer heels for a classic party look.
Sure, you may wish to keep your upper arms covered up, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make them a feature. Embellished sleeves add interest to an otherwise plain dress and will command attention for all of the right reasons.
Red Lace Maxi Dress
Get festive with a floor-skimming red lace maxi dress this Christmas. A classic party color, this lace dress with red bodice is sexy and stylish. The sweetheart neckline and ruched waist-detailing make this a figure flattering option too.
The Sequin Mini Dress
For a party look that requires minimal accessories, a sequin mini dress is the ultimate in simple styling. Just add heels and a bag to look like you’ve made an effort — the sparkly dress will do all of the hard work for you.
Lace Prom Dress
Lace is a big trend this FW15/16, which means it’s easy to find a plethora of lace-sleeved dresses on the market. Timeless, elegant and super-feminine, this midi dress is an eye-catching option that looks much more expensive than its affordable price tag.
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