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Prep Your Winter Wardrobe For Any Occasion With These Long Sleeve Dresses

Whether you like it or not, it's the time of year when layers start to multiply as hemlines grow longer, and scarves (not the decorative kind) and gloves will become a permanent part of your seasonal uniform. Extra coverage is not optional, but necessary — particularly in the arm region. But wearing long sleeves doesn't have to be a constraint on your closet. In fact, we believe this presents quite the sartorial opportunity during an otherwise bleak period of heavy outerwear and bulky boots

Think of sleeves as your own set of wings that, when worn well, can help you soar to new heights of adventurous dressing. The excess material is actually good news for your dress collection, offering an upgrade in style with the added benefit of protection from the cold. As far as your more professional ensembles, let your clothes do the work for you with a sleek sleeve that adds a subtle touch flair to your office look. For your party-going attire, why settle for the basics when you can arm yourself with impressive volume, embellished details, or even striking geometry every once in a while? Ahead, discover a range of sleeved frocks to suit any occasion, all of which prove that fashion and function truly can coexist... at least in the form of a great dress. 

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From Day-to-Night


Flowy silhouettes and intricate patterns allow for a versatile look that can be effortlessly transitioned from casual to chic. 
J.Crew Tie-Neck Pleated A-line Dress, $138.00 Buy
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Scoop Women's Floral Print Maxi Dress, $59.95 Buy
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The Fifth Label Goldie Check Long Sleeve Midi Dress, $126.00 Buy
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The Drop Karen Mock Neck Body Con Mini, $34.90 Buy
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Brunch With Friends


Cover up and keep it cool with a unique utilitarian-inspired style or go for something more classic like a sweater dress. You'll also want a pair of fun tights to upgrade the look while staying warm. 

ASOS DESIGN Utility Mini Shirt Dress, $60.00 $48.00 Buy
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Urban Outfitters Corinne Striped Knit Midi Dress, $79.00 Buy
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BP. Smocked Long Sleeve Minidress, $55.00 Buy
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J. Crew Long-Sleeve Mini Sweater-Dress, $138.00 Buy
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Cocktail Attire


Glittery textures, embroidered detailing, and dramatic shapes make for the ultimate party-going ensembles.
Mango Knotted Lurex Dress, $119.99 $59.99 Buy
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& Other Stories Sequin Double Breasted Blazer Dress, $179.00 Buy
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Milumia Floral Embroidered Mesh Long Sleeve Dress, $34.99 Buy
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Baum Und Pferdgarten Aidy Satin-Jacquard Minidress, $249.00 Buy
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Boohoo Chiffon Wide Sleeve Skater Dress, $52.00 $20.80 Buy
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Winter Wedding


Don't sacrifice style due to dropping temperatures. An elegant long-sleeve dress is the perfect choice for any fashion-forward wedding guest.
Three Floor Gloria Dress, $490.00 Buy
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Ganni Printed Mesh Wrap Dress, $295.00 Buy
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Reformation Rey Dress, $298.00 Buy
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Astr The Label Joni Midi Wrap Dress, $148.00 Buy
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Around The Office



Step up your sartorial game at work with sleek, sleeved dresses that are both polished and professional.
ModCloth Detail-Oriented Long Sleeve Dress, $89.00 Buy
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Goat Geneva Belted Shirt Dress, $930.00 $399.00 Buy
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MICHAEL Michael Kors Belted Georgette Midi Dress, $175.00 $131.25 Buy
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London Times Shawna Wrap, $78.00 $69.00 Buy
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Keeping Cozy


Loose-fitting frocks and comfortable knitwear are just what you'll need to survive the season.
H&M Knit Cowl-Neck Dress, $49.99 Buy
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Madewell Rivet & Thread Ex-Boyfriend Long-Sleeve Tee Dress, $98.00 Buy
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Everlane The Japanese GoWeave Long-Sleeve Mini Wrap Dress - Olive, $77.00 Buy
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Black Tie


What’s not to love about long sleeves on a gown? The extra material means added glam, so you’ll be sure to shine. 
Teri Jon by Rickie Freeman Long Sleeve Side Slit Sequin Dress, $560.00 $224.00 Buy
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Self Portrait Cross Front Pleated Chiffon Dress, $550.00 Buy
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Uon Box Long Sleeve Rhinestone Evening Dress, $200.00 $73.00 Buy
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BHLDN Doria Dress, $178.00 Buy
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