Time to shine: Shop this season’s best long sleeve party dresses

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Okay, dresses with pockets are still close to our hearts, but we think it’s high time we sing the praises of the always en vogue look that is a dress with long sleeves.

Living in the UK, a dress with sleeves is probably the most practical choice in your wardrobe. When brisk mornings give way to warm, sunny afternoons that soon turn into baltic evenings, sleeves have you covered, both literally and figuratively.

Then there’s the fact that a long-sleeved party dress makes a statement. Without sacrificing comfort, the style makes for an effortlessly chic and sophisticated aesthetic. What’s not to love?

Long-sleeved dresses at a glance

1. A long-sleeve floral dress 2. A midi long-sleeve dress3. A long-sleeve sequin dress4. A long-sleeve jumper dress

11 essential party dresses with long sleeves

We’ve sifted through hundreds of long-sleeved dresses to bring you our favourites. From sky-high hems to floral styles, we’ve got something you’re bound to love. We’ve paired 11 dresses that made the cut with a to-die-for accessory that’ll help nail the look. The only thing left to say is good luck deciding which is your favourite.

1. A long-sleeve floral dress

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Cut Out Balloon Sleeve Organza Skater Dress

You save £17.80 (20%)£89

Floral dresses are an on-trend staple that you just have to have in your closet. When it comes to a dinner party or evening out with friends, this Oasis number is an easy choice. The neckline steals the show with an elegant high collar that’s set off by a deep-V cutout, baring just enough skin to add a fun, flirty touch.

Wear it with: This pair of Oasis Studded Block Heel Half Calf Boots in cream. Picking up the earthy tones of the floral pattern, these suede boots complement the softness of the organza fabric. Meanwhile, the stud detailing balances the look with an edgy flair.

2. A midi long-sleeve dress

Time to shine: Shop this season's best long sleeve party dresses

Photos: New Look (dress) and Notonthehighstreet

Black Geometric Split Hem Wrap Dress

This geometric dream is easy to style thanks to its black and white colourway. Its wrap design is flattering across almost any body type and with its busy pattern, there’s only one thing to do when it comes to accessories: keep it simple and colourful.

Wear it with: Cobalt accents like this Blue Evening Clutch from PoppyK. This vivid blue hue sets off a bold black and white pattern. Bonus points to those who go for anyone who goes the extra mile with a fierce cobalt eyeshadow style.

3. A long-sleeve sequin dress

Time to shine: Shop this season's best long sleeve party dresses

Photos: Club L (dress) and Kurt Geiger

Daring Black Cut Out Sequin Dress with puff sleeves

You save £35 (29.17%)£120

We’re swooning over this navy sequin dress, and it's obvious why! The simple colour allows the sleeves to do their job and put this at the top of the ‘wow’ charts. While the sequins and statement sleeves could make this dress a little OTT, the show-stopping style is balanced by its short hem and bare-legged look.

Fit for any formal affair, why not slip into this party dress at your wedding reception? We’re not sure anything else says ‘We’re married, let’s celebrate!’ like this alternate wedding look.

Wear it with: Classic black stilettos like the Kurt Geiger Bond shoe in suede. Dripping with luxe looks, an offset metallic heel sets the Bond apart from the sea of black shoes, much like the Shine Bright dress sets you apart from party-goers.

4. A long-sleeve jumper dress

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Photos: Boohoo

Crew Neck Jumper Dress

You save £3.20 (20%)£16

Who knew cosy could look this good? Whether you’re headed out on a first date or meeting friends for drinks on a chilly autumn afternoon, you’ll love how you feel in this oversized Crew Neck Jumper Dress from Boohoo. Its chunky knit material is super flattering and the hemline lets you show off a little leg. Available in eight colours and at a great price point, why limit yourself to just one?

Wear it with: The Suedette Tassel Obi Belt from Boohoo to cinch this dress at the waist, giving yourself that sought-after hourglass silhouette.

5. A casual long-sleeve dress

Time to shine: Shop this season's best long sleeve party dresses

Photos: Oliver Bonas (dress) and Office

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Broderie Sleeves Green Mini Jumper Dress

Not every get-together is a red carpet event. For an informal family affair or a laid-back baby shower, this sweatshirt-style dress from Oliver Bonas is a cute option. Sure the colour and fit are great, but the Broderie sleeves are the classy finishing touch that totally makes this dress.

Wear it with: Your favourite white trainers or these trendy Veja Esplar Trainers. Gold accents coordinate well with the green hue of the Oliver Bonas dress and it adds a little fun to an otherwise standard shoe.

6. A long-sleeve mini dress

Time to shine: Shop this season's best long sleeve party dresses

Photos: Cider (dress) and Mango

Button Down Corset Shirt Dress

Taking a page from men’s fashion, this crisp white button-down shirt dress is an instant classic for Saturday brunch with the girls. Its corset structure puts a luxe, feminine touch on a masculine staple without sacrificing that coveted oversized look through the shoulders and arms.

Wear it with: This effortlessly cool leather trench coat from Mango. Neutral tones create a high-end look when worn with the above shirt dress. Finish the ‘fit with a pair of black over-the-knee boots and a slicked-back ponytail.

7. A long-sleeve black dress

Time to shine: Shop this season's best long sleeve party dresses

Photos: Reiss (dress) and Missoma

Lara Off Shoulder Ribbed Dress

We certainly have a soft spot for the little black dress, and this Lara Dress perfectly sums up why. The draped bodice juxtaposed against a bodycon skirt creates a chic look that’s only amplified by its colour. Heading to a cocktail bar or friend’s engagement party straight from work? No need to worry, this dress works just about as hard as you do.

Wear it with: Minimalistic jewellery that doesn’t cause a fuss, like the Molten Cuff Bracelet.

8. A long-sleeve V-neck dress

Time to shine: Shop this season's best long sleeve party dresses

Photos: ASOS

ASOS EDITION Textured Mesh Long Sleeve V Neck Mini Dress

Now, this is a dress giving serious diva vibes, and we are here for it. The feather-style design, the ‘V’ neckline, the mini length, the colour — it's a statement piece that's sure to turn heads. We would wear this number for date nights, birthday parties and almost anything else your social calendar throws your way. We love the ‘60s feel it gives off and how easy it is to wear and style.

Wear it with: This black velvet headband for a sophisticated Mod feel that plays well with the bright hue of the dress.

9. A red long-sleeve dress

Time to shine: Shop this season's best long sleeve party dresses

Photos: ASOS (dress) and Missoma

Satin Midi Dress With Batwing Sleeve and Wrap Waist

If you daydream about walking into a room and turning heads right as ‘Lady in Red’ begins to play, you can’t live without this dress. Its wrap-waist design cinches in your waist, showing off your curves and we love the glam of a batwing sleeve. If you’re after a frock to wear to your office Christmas party, snap this one up now!

Wear it with: The Harris Reed Pearl Serpent Ear Cuff. This Satin Midi Dress does a lot of the talking, so keep your accessories to only those that amp up the conversation. This ear cuff is an edgy addition to your ensemble and its gold and pearl design always works with red.

10. A long-sleeve bodycon dress

Time to shine: Shop this season's best long sleeve party dresses

Photos: Reiss (dress) and Pretty Little Thing

Avery Rib Knitted Midi Dress

Few things are as alluring as a long-sleeved bodycon dress and the Rib Knitted Midi Dress. from Reiss hits differently. This flattering number accentuates all your curves in the exact right way and we love the button and rib detailing, as well as the extra long sleeves with elegant slits at the wrists.

Wear it with: The olive green military coat from PrettyLittleThing. Its oversized fit balances out the form-fitting style of our dress pick for an effortless, funky look.

11. A white long-sleeve dress

Time to shine: Shop this season's best long sleeve party dresses

Photo: ASOS (dress) and Beauty Bay

Y.A.S V Neck Broderie Long Sleeved Mini Dress

This Broderie white long-sleeve dress is perfect for all boho lovers out there. Boasting a relaxed fit, v-neck and button-cuff sleeves, it's cute yet chic and perfect for days out with the girls, evening meet-ups and even casual strolls. Simply pair them with strappy heels or dress them down with motorcycle boots or sneakers. The choice is yours!

Wear it with: A feminine, boho-inspired makeup look that’s complemented by MAC Satin Lipstick in Brave for a neutral finish.

Did you find the dress you’re after?

We certainly hope so, because we’re staving off snapping up every one of these for ourselves!

Whether it’s Oasis’ Cut Out Balloon Sleeve Organza Skater Dress that caught your eye or you’ve already added the Avery Rib Knitted Midi Dress by Reiss to your cart, we feel confident you’re going to love your look. At the end of the day, a trusty long-sleeve dress won’t fail you at a party, nor will our love for them end.

The information presented above is accurate as of 15/09/2022. We are not responsible for any changes to the prices. The 'Best Buys featured' badge indicates sponsored content, and we may earn a commission when you make a purchase.

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