This week I set myself the task of searching for long sleeve summer dresses. This proved extremely challenging. I wish brands would realise that we are a growing demographic who are still interested in clothes and the way we dress. However we prefer certain design considerations such as long sleeves for dresses and tops.
The blue long sleeve dress is by Winser London . How I styled it last year (check out post here). I am glad that it is still available this season. On the left I have styled the dress more formally with a cream straw fedora by M&S similar // Multi coloured ear studs // red handbag (seems to have sold out in red similar) // red shoes (seem to have sold out similar). On the right I have styled it more casually with a wide brimmed beach hat // gold hoop earrings // straw beach bag and white/gold sandals.
I personally don’t wear a lot of florals despite the fact that they are very on trend this season. However I have chosen the dress above as I feel that it is a softly muted design and will not look like you are wearing an herbaceous border. Don’t get me wrong I am not against prints they can look stunning on the right woman.
The blue dress is from East. On the left I have chosen more structured accessories. Blue hat // blue pearl earrings // Blue bag and block heel cream pumps. On the right more casual accessories // Wide brimmed blue hat // Blue drop earrings // Blue pattern beach bag // white sandals.
I do admit to wearing the odd sleeveless maxi sundress when I am in France and the temperature reaches 35c or above. However most of the time I prefer to cover my arms and my knees. Both not areas of my anatomy that I wish to emphasise. After many hours on the internet googling “long sleeve summer dresses” I did track down a selection (you can view them in my updated shop section here).
MY PICKS OF LONG SLEEVE SUMMER DRSSES: