There’s a reason that long-sleeve dresses exist. That reason is spring. By the time March rolls around, we’ve bundled for too long (unless you live in Florida or California) and you’re ready to get outside and enjoy some sunshine. Still, it’s not *quite* warm enough to don the spaghetti strap floral mini dress…
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Enter the long-sleeve dress. A little warmth, a little style, and a lot of fun. Fortunately for all of us, Amazon is packed with amazing, wearable dress finds that come in under $50 a piece. Build your wardrobe with a few of these essentials we love.
6 chic long-sleeve dresses
1. Polka dot midi dress
More than 900 Amazon users give this dress an average rating of four stars out of five. Many cited the dress’s flattering fit. The v-neck, high-waist, and full skirt looks amazing on many body types. The long sleeves add balance for larger lower bodies, too.
The big drawback I see for this piece is that it’s hand-wash only. That’s not terribly convenient, but you might overlook it for the easy $33 price tag.
2. Sunny tiered dress
A tiered dress can create shape or camouflage it. The silhouette is also easy to wear — no getting squeezed or feeling self-conscious if you feel bloated or eat a big lunch.
This tunic-style dress is a #1 best seller on Amazon, with 45,000+ ratings that average to four stars. Buyers say it’s cute, flattering, and comfortable — the trifecta for a style-minded lady. Even better, many reviewers added photos, so you can see what it looks like on real women.
The price is $28. If you don’t love the sunny yellow, there are other colors (and sleeve styles) available.
3. Shirt dress
There’s a lot to love about this four-star-rated dress with button detail, belt, and long sleeves. The fabric is a blend of cotton, polyester, and spandex. It has a nice texture and weight to it — you don’t have to worry about the skirt floating up and away with the slightest breeze. It also has a four-star average rating from nearly 200 reviews.
You can easily change up the look of this piece with a bright neck scarf or a fun top underneath. Make this dress yours for $42. You could even buy a few of them, since it’s available in nine different colors.
4. Skater-inspired floral
More than 2,500 Amazon users gave this skater-style dress a four-star rating. Buyers say it’s adorable and easy to care for. A few mention that it’s not super-roomy in the chest, so this might not be ideal for top-heavy ladies.
While the hemline of this dress looks short in the photo, reviews and questions say the dress lands just above the knee.
The price is $30 and this dress is available on Prime’s Try Before You Buy program.
5. Empire waist dark floral
I love the modesty of this dress. It has a conservative boat neck, long sleeves, and knee-length hemline. Still, it’s not the least bit frumpy, thanks to the fitted top and gathered empire waist.
Plus, the floral pattern against a dark background is a beautiful, dramatic look for spring — and fall, too. Get that look in a wearable silhouette with a lightweight rayon/spandex construction for $43 (or act fast and get the sale price of $24).
6. Belted t-shirt dress
I adore t-shirt dresses because they’re sooo easy. But in truth, they can be a little shapeless. This long-sleeve piece solves that problem with a belt at the waist. Add in a wide neckline that shows your collarbone and you’ve got a winning (and flirty) outfit. You could even tug the neckline askew and let one shoulder peek out.
Some 8,500 reviews average out to four stars on Amazon, with one buyer even calling this dress “everything.” The price is $35 and Prime members can try before buying.