Sleeved Dresses Cool Enough to Wear During a Southern Summer
Have you heard? Sleeves are in for summer. If you’ve had your fill of arm-accentuating racer backs, cap sleeves, and tanks, you’re probably cheering right about now. That is, until reality sets in. Temperatures are already climbing in the South and this is just the beginning. By the time July hits we’ll be clutching our iced tea and fanning our faces just to keep from keeling over in the thick Southern heat. Fortunately, we found a number of summer dresses with sleeves that will keep you cool all season long. From flowy bell sleeves to pretty lace options, you’ll love every one of these long sleeve summer dresses. Wear them to the office, to church, or even to grab coffee. One thing is sure—these summer dresses with sleeves will soon be your new Southern summer uniform.
Striped Off-the-Shoulder Shift
Off-the-shoulder tops are still having a moment—and we love it paired with longer sleeves in a light fabric for summer. This knee-length shift is just what we want to be wearing this summer. Grab it now while it’s on sale for just $22.
Get it: $22; Striped Off-the-Shoulder Shift Dress
Lace Bell Sleeve Dress
This pure cotton dress is sure to keep you feeling cool. The large lace on the bell sleeves allow for a nice breeze and won’t sit tight against the skin.
Get It: $98; Lace Bell Sleeve Dress
Eyelet Mix Mini Dress
Bell sleeves are the coolest way to wear sleeves this summer. Don’t let the lace details fool you—this dress is machine washable. Choose from either black or white.
Get it: $35; Eyelet Mix Mini Dress
Brooke Eyelet Dress
This is our new favorite Sunday-best look. Big eyelet sleeves and a generous cut mean it’s ready to be lived in all summer long.
Get it: $158; Brooke Eyelet Swing Dress
Tie Sleeve Fit & Flare
This fit and flare dress is a great option for summertime parties where cocktail attire is requested. The bright color and breezy silhouette will be a hit.
Get it: $89; Tie Sleeve Fit & Flare