I generally prefer sleeveless or short-sleeve dresses because they’re more practical for the weather in Texas, and I like the ability to layer with abandon; which is more difficult with sleeves. And I’ve also fallen for the stylist’s mantra that you should balance out proportions a bit: when you’re wearing a long dress, show some arm, and when you’re covered up on top, show some leg.
But lately I’m thinking that’s a bunch of hooey, because I LOVE the looks below (especially the James Perse one) where everything is covered up. Maybe a long/maxi turtleneck dress isn’t the most flattering, but the dresses I chose below all show some skin: ankle, leg, a little cleavage…enough not to border on sister-wife territory. And I am LOVING all the long-sleeve dresses now, maybe I won’t be able to wear them all year in Texas, but maybe that shouldn’t be a very big deal…
Etoile Isabel Marant Drecious printed georgette maxi dress | $580 at Net-a-Porter
James Perse long sleeve split dress | $265 at James Perse
Zara long dress | $59 at Zara
Enza Costa long sleeved cuffed dress | $242 at Shopbop
Rag & Bone Nola dress | $325 at Rag & Bone
Raquel Allegra long sleeve caftan | $297 at Shopbop
What do you think about long-sleeve dresses? Do you wear them? or do you prefer sleeveless or short-sleeve?
There are SOOOOO many more long-sleeve dresses (lots of Raquel Allegra!) -> onward