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How to be Endlessly Glamorous in Sleeves

Party Dresses with Sleeves AW17 fi

Mmm, we love a party frock with sleeves. Not only because sleeves cover our arms (which most of us agree is A Good Thing), but because we know we can look endlessly glamorous in a party frock with sleeves

Of course, we love all party frocks; party frocks in black; party frocks in bold colour, and party frocks that are not actually frocks but party separates.

But most of all we love a party frock with sleeves.

And this season sleeves are definitely A Thing (sorry, A Trend.). There are long, short, bracelet and, of course, flute sleeves. There are sleeves that put our shoulders on show with bardot necklines and cold-shoulders, and then there are embellished, lace, sheer and ruffle-trimmed sleeves.

So while we may once have felt that if we wanted sleeves, we were missing out on fabulous party-wear, now we don’t because they are right on trend. And not an afterthought. In fact, they are a vital part of so many fabulous frocks we don’t know where to start to show you all our favourites…

 

Where it’s from: Debenhams, £39

Why we like it: Super flattering cut. On-trend shimmer cleverly used to enhance shape

Style it with: Black strappy sandals and black clutch or small shoulder bag

Party Dresses with Sleeves AW17 1

 

Where it’s from: Coast, £99

Why we like it: Gorgeous cape and cold-shoulder and a bit of back on show. And the colour.

Style it with: High, strappy sandals (in gold or silver, depending on your colouring), sparkly clutch

Party Dresses with Sleeves AW17 2

 

Where it’s from: Monsoon, £109

Why we like it: Sequins are soooo on trend and they are used here to give an amazing silhouette

Style it with: Black or silver courts, black velvet clutch or shoulder bag

Party Dresses with Sleeves AW17 3

 

Where it’s from: Coast, £119

Why we like it: Elegant and on-trend. We love the flattering length and just a hint of shimmer

Style it with: Navy suede would be super elegant, but  silver would work; just keep it  ‘clean’

Party Dresses with Sleeves AW17 4

 

Where it’s from: Adrianna Papell @ John Lewis, £210

Why we like it: Maxi-length LBD and a splash of gorgeous red. Clever draping creates a stunning silhouette

Style it with: Black or gold pumps plus a bag in a toning shade of red

Party Dresses with Sleeves AW17 5

 

Where it’s from: Gina Bacconi, £300

Why we like it: Gold lace for shimmer, 3/4 sleeve, flattering pencil skirt

Style it with: Black pointed courts, gold clutch

Party Dresses with Sleeves AW17 6

 

Where it’s from: Dorothy Perkins, £29 (PETITE)

Why we like it: The elegant angel sleeves and art-deco print, make this a stand-out frock for a Petite

Style it with: Metallic chunky heels and a bag in a metallic or jewel-tone

Party Dresses with Sleeves AW17 7

 

Where it’s from: M&S, £89

Why we like it: Ombre sequins provide ultimate glamour and that easier cut means no need for shapewear.

Style it with: Black ankle boots, black clutch

Party Dresses with Sleeves AW17 8

 

Where it’s from: Reiss, £195

Why we like it: Slouchy, sexy, ‘clean,’ and with architectural simplicity

Style it with: Nude courts and bronze clutch or silver courts and silver clutch or those shoes andjewel-tone bag

Party Dresses with Sleeves AW17 9

 

Where it’s from: Evans, £55 (PLUS)

Why we like it:  Vertical lines are flattering plus pretty chiffon and shimmer make it right on trend

Style it with: Leg-lengthening nude courts (and transparent tights) or go with semi-sheer burgundy tights and burgundy patent pumps. Just add a sparkly clutch

Party Dresses with Sleeves AW17 10

 

Where it’s from: Finery, £199

Why we like it: Lace taken to another level in this absolutely stand-out blue Guipure lace dress

Style it with: Navy heels and clutch

Party Dresses with Sleeves AW17 11

 

Where it’s from: Gina Bacconi, £180

Why we like it: Elegant head-to-toe metallic lace in this superb long evening dress

Style it with: Simple pumps and clutch in black or muted silver

Party Dresses with Sleeves AW17 12

 

Do you prefer dresses with sleeves?  Which sleeve length is your favourite? 

So what do you think?


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