The long sleeve dress has been at the center of some of the biggest fashion trends of the season. Designers, celebrities, and street style stars have drawn from various sources of inspiration to add their unique spins to the classic dress styles. From slinky cocktail dresses to elegant midis, here are the looks to get your hands on this season.
1. Go for classy and slinky.
Metallic hues and silvery sheens — everything sparkly and shiny have been seen on this year’s runways. Sleek and slinky is in, so feel free to sheathe yourself in cool, shimmery fabrics. For a classy look, try a wrap dress-inspired design in a slinky fabric. Choose a timeless style that is perfect for those special dinners.
2. Try the one-shoulder look.
Long sleeve? No sleeve? Why not both? The one-shoulder look is another favorite on this year’s runways. This is a look that works on any style of dress, so you can go classic with a midi dress. Better yet you can rock the trend in a one-of-a-kind slinky dress in metallic hues. Try out an asymmetrical cut that drapes around your curves in a flattering silhouette. The avant-garde design is sure to turn heads your way.
3. Choose casual comfort.
There’s just no denying the comfort of knitwear, so this is such a welcome trend for the fall and winter months. In fall, try a sweater dress that shows just a bit of your shoulders. It's casual knitwear, but the added styling turns it into a cozy piece that you can wear to a fun night out with friends. Extra details like a ripped back design or asymmetrical hems provide additional trendy points.
4. Try an athleisure style.
Athleisure is definitely still hitting it big these days. And why not, when it is such a comfortable style? Take on the trend with a cozy Hacci knit for those casual fall days, perfect for lounging indoors or strolling outdoors. An extra hood can get you all ready for winter, too! Wear it with stockings or tights, put on a pair of knee-high boots, and you’re set to greet the cooler weather.
5. Wear the season's colors.
What could be trendier than cocktail dresses in fall colors? Channel the colors of the season in a fiery copper satin dress. The cutout long sleeves add a fun twist to this slinky piece for a unique, dressy vibe.
6. Stay sleek and relaxed.
There is nothing quite as sleek as a bodycon long sleeve dress. Sleek silhouettes paired with comfortable fabrics will be your favorite go-to style this season. The combination of figure-hugging cuts with cozy knit fabrics is simply too irresistible to pass. For a dose of boldness, wear red (it’s a season favorite)!
7. Have fun with prints.
Prints and patterns dominated the runways this year, so what's a perfect way to celebrate the trend than with a printed dress? Animal print cocktail dresses with puff sleeves combine sexy silhouettes with vintage inspirations — pair with strappy heels and a stylish necklace for a night out with your girlfriends!
8. Flaunt some whimsical statement sleeves.
One of the fun trends this season is all about elevating the sleeves, from complementing with charming details to adding flamboyant embellishments. Look for trendy pieces with one or two interesting details as the focal point of your outfit. For example, lace-up long sleeves provide unique styling to a block-colored bodycon dress. Add a statement necklace that complements the outfit and completes the look!
9. Enjoy the details.
Unique details are what make a dress stand out from the crowd. This doesn't have to mean you must choose dress styles with colorful prints or extra layers of fabric. Sometimes, a few innovative details on a classic dress can make all the difference! Try a dress with an asymmetric collar or distinctive cutouts for a singular look.
10. Go trendy with embroidery.
Hand-in-hand with the patterns and prints craze of the season, embroidery has made another huge comeback as some of the biggest names in fashion presented richly embellished ensembles at Fashion Week. It seems that nothing escaped the trend, sweeping from top to bottom as designers created embroidered jewelry, clothing, bags, shoes — you name it! For fall and winter, you can start off simple and elegant in a shift dress (just some minimal detailing on the sleeves) or go for a fully-embellished dress with rich, embroidered details. Choose whatever suits your personal taste!
11. Get classic with stripes.
A striped midi or long dress is a definite must-have for your fall and winter wardrobe. This season, channel the “back to the '70s” trend by choosing a wrap-style striped dress, but keep it fresh with interesting sleeve details, like flared cuffs, if you dare!
12. Sheathe yourself in suede.
While we're on the subject of today's fascination with '70s trends, you know what fabric practically defined that decade? Suede! Try a dress that lets you give a subtle nod to the hippie generation that made suede so popular, while staying 2017-trendy with fun button-up accents and quirky cutouts.
13. Rock some ruffles.
Ruffles are back and it looks they'll be here to stay for quite a while. We suggest making space in your closet for a couple of ruffled women’s dresses this season! A sweet little dress with a ruffled low-cut collar would be perfect for those formal occasions.
14. Try some feminine florals.
Florals are a favorite print of the season. This trend keeps coming back (and no doubt will keep making comebacks in the future), one way to keep the look fresh and separate from previous seasons is to incorporate it with other current trends. So, look for floral pieces with interesting accents, modern cuts and unique sleeve details it keeps your style modern and chic.