It’s the most wonderful time of the year…if you love to wear dresses, that is. Those slow-but-sure signs of spring are beginning to emerge, and they’re delightful to witness after several months of cold, dark, and dreary conditions. What’s better than the emergence of a sunny season, brighter skies, and the promise of beautiful weather for months and months?
Dress season, naturally! While it’s not quite a mini moment, it’s definitely time to add a couple long sleeve midi dresses to the mix. This style bridges that seasonal transition by providing you with more coverage than a shorter, summer style. With sleeves and a longer length, you can more comfortably handle those breezier, slightly cooler spring days. Here are six we’re loving.
Long Sleeve Midi Dresses to Shop Now
For the Outdoor Party
One way you know spring is here? Your agenda suddenly fills up with all kinds of amazing events, from barbecues to sidewalk lunches with the ladies.
Whatever the occasion, make sure you have something like this Halogen Floral Surplice Tie Waist Midi Dress handy to see you through the event in complete style. The sunny hue is, of course, completely in tune with the season. And the light, sheer sleeves are perfect for days that aren’t too warm or too cool.
Plus size long sleeve midi dress
Loose-fitting dresses — and especially drop waist dresses — often don’t do those gorgeous curves justice. But this plus-size piece combines a snug fit at the bust and a lightweight, almost sheer finish for a flattering drape. Wear this midi as a more dramatic alternative to jeans on those casual days when you want to make an impression.
Long sleeve midi for work
When you’re shopping for work dresses, you’re looking for something tailored and structured — in other words, serious enough to see you through everything from meetings with the boss to sealing the deal with clients.
Enter the Rhythm Hellenika Button-Front Midi Dress. It’s that button front and the clear dress-shirt inspiration that makes it such an appropriate choice for a professional environment. You’ll love wearing this with pumps for a sleek look.
Casual long sleeve midi dress
Every gal should have at least one long sleeve midi dress to slip into, no matter what’s on the agenda. You might be headed to work and then to meet a friend for drinks at happy hour. Maybe you’re just chaperoning the kids to school and then taking the day to tackle some items on your to-do list.
This Floerns Floral-Print Midi Dress is the perfect choice for such occasions. It’s available in a wide variety of colors and can be dressed up with heels and jewelry or worn more casually with flats and a denim jacket. Pick it up on Amazon for less than $30.
Elements like blouson sleeves, a surplice neckline, and a gently pleated skirt set this eye-catching, long-sleeve dress apart from other contenders. Step into a pair of suede booties, as seen here, or a pair of neutral wedges to achieve perfect Sunday brunch vibes.
This dress has an artisanal-meets-sexy vibe that’s hard to resist, especially if you like the idea of marrying the best of both worlds. In soft blush, it evokes a hint of innocence and sweetness, but the luxurious fabric and deep neckline feel more sensual. It’s ideal with a pair of strappy sandals for date night or a special occasion.
Tanya is a seasoned journalist based in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. Specializing in fashion, beauty, and travel, she loves to explore new places, read as much as possible, and scour the web for fabulous finds — all in the name of research, of course.
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