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Would You Wear… a Long Sleeved Minidress?


Celebs in Long Sleeve Mini Dresses
Chloe Sevigny, Zoe Saldana, and Beyonce all sporting long sleeved minis (Credit 1, 2, 3)

To be the trendiest girl on your holiday party circuit this year, make sure to work a long sleeved minidress into your wardrobe. Celebs everywhere have been spotted rocking these dresses on the red carpet, and they’re quickly turning into the biggest party dress trend of the year.

When deciding whether this trend is right for you, know this: The long sleeved minidress trend is all about showcasing your legs. (If they’re not your favorite feature, you might want to steer clear of this look – or rock tights underneath!) But although this style of dress definitely flaunts your stems, the look remains¬†sophisticated (and warm enough for winter) because your shoulders and arms are covered.

In my opinion, long-sleeved minidresses make perfect party attire, but I like to wear mine in the daytime as well. When worn with boots and a scarf, they can easily be pulled off for casual occasions. Here are two ways I’d wear this look:

If you’re headed to class or to run errands…

Long Sleeve Mini Dress Sample Outfit 2
Product Information: Dress – Modcloth, Tights – TopShop, Boots – Nordstrom, Bag – Dorothy Perkins, Earrings – Zappos, Scarf – TopShop

If you’re headed to a classy winter soiree…

Long Sleeve Mini Dress Sample Outfit
Product Information: Dress – Debenhams, Coat – Debenhams, Tights – Miss Selfridge, Pumps – Baker’s, Purse – White House Black Market, Gloves – ASOS

Now that you’ve¬†heard my thoughts, I want to know yours!

Are you digging the long sleeved minidress trend? How would you wear one? Which celebrity do you think wears this trend best? Make sure to leave a comment with your thoughts.

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46 Responses to “Would You Wear… a Long Sleeved Minidress?”

  1. 1
    December 14th, 2010 at 11:37 am

    yes. i think it looks great.

  2. 2
    December 14th, 2010 at 11:37 am

    Definitely! I have a couple of these, and I love them.

  3. 3
    December 14th, 2010 at 11:39 am

    Luv the mini dress a lot….I am sooooo getting it asap!! Given that I am a very day and running-around-for-errands person, I am all for the first look…its totally thumbs-up!!!

  4. 4
    December 14th, 2010 at 11:46 am

    I adore this trend, but I don’t think I have the legs for it :/ I’m actually surprised you didn’t included Emma Stone wearing a sparkly, long sleeved mini at the premiere of Easy A. That’s when I first noticed this style. Good pick!

  5. 5
    December 14th, 2010 at 11:48 am

    Yes, yes, yes!
    Love the picks!

  6. 6
    December 14th, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    Cute but I think I’d tone down look number 1 even more by swapping in wool tights for the lace detailed ones, and maybe even a sweater on top. I love long sleeved dresses!

  7. 7
    December 14th, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    I love this style I’m so going to try it

  8. 8
    December 14th, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    I would say they’re definitely cute for parties, but not warm enough for daily wear here in Wisconsin. Both outfits are great, though.

  9. 9
    December 14th, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    I love these dresses!! They look awesome with over the knee boots–chic and winter appropriate. I have the basic black one from American Apparel, and it also looks cool with a fur vest.

  10. 10
    December 14th, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    I love these, they are so cute. So, of course I would. :)

  11. 11
    December 14th, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    I would absolutely wear a long sleeved mini dress. It’s a great way to show off your legs while still being somewhat modest.

    I found this one a while ago and it remains my favorite take on this trend.

  12. 12
    December 14th, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    Love this look especially w long sleeve sweater dresses. Best w knee boots n a cute belt

  13. 13
    December 14th, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    I actually got a red one and I LOVE it.! The ones above are very nice.!

  14. 14
    December 14th, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    I adore the first outfit! It’s so relaxed and stylish. Thanks for sharing this!

  15. 15
    December 14th, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    love these dresses! they’re so cute and remind me of blake lively’s serena van der woodsen on gossip girl :)

  16. 16
    December 14th, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    I would definitely wear one!

  17. 17
    December 14th, 2010 at 12:49 pm


    I have long sleeve lacy minidress and it’s just so classic and cute! Plus, you can dress up or down as you want! LOVE IT!

  18. 18
    December 14th, 2010 at 12:50 pm


    I have white long sleeve lacy minidress and it’s just so classic and cute! Plus, you can dress up or down as you want. LOVE IT!

  19. 19
    December 14th, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    I love long sleeved minidresses and have been looking for one for me. I have to do sorority rush in January and it would be great to have that extra warmth during preference night.

  20. 20
    December 14th, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    These outfits are gorgeous! Some of my favourites that I’ve ever seen on college fashion. I can definitely see myself wearing a long-sleeved dress at any event over the holidays :)

  21. 21
    December 14th, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    I like the casual one, but I prefer to show more skin on fancy occasions.

  22. 22
    December 14th, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    I love this look- I think it’s really sophisticated and sexy- let alone warm!!
    I love the first outfit!!

    Charlotte xxx

  23. 23
    December 14th, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    Yes I would if it wasn’t too tight. I feel the most comfortable showing off my legs so this look would work if I had the guts to wear it!

  24. 24
    December 14th, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Definitely. I think the long sleeves balance out the lack of coverage over the legs :)

  25. 25
    December 14th, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    my life everyday. i tend to do these with a thermal layer, and shorts under the dress, a wool cardigan, a scarf, my winter leggings, boot socks, knee high boots, gloves and my coat when it’s super cold. i’m extremely warm after all that they don’t have to be cold!!

  26. 26
    December 14th, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    I love the long sleeve mini dress! It’s very chic and the sleeves provide a little bit of warmth for Winter. Perfect with tights!

  27. 27
    December 14th, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    i love this trend! sleeves are a great way to balance the fact that it’s a minidress. they always say if you’re leaving a lot bare on top cover up on the bottom or vice versa, and this does a good job following that rule. i just got one last week for a winter party and i’ll definitely get a couple more

  28. 28
    December 14th, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    i loooove long sleeve minis…..but i love a 3/4 sleeve

  29. 29
    December 14th, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    Yes I love it! Just bought a great one at Asos with black/white print and I love it!

  30. 30
    December 14th, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    LOVE. but what kinda irks me is the fact that half of the items featured on CF are in pounds. I know we can buy stuff from these places, but I’d just like to be able to get a dress without a hefty shipping charge…

  31. 31
    December 14th, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    I have always been obsessed with this look! They’re so hard to find though, that I end up having to pair a long sleeve top with a same-colored bandage skirt to make it look like a dress. This is such a cute look but so practical for winter too!

  32. 32
    December 15th, 2010 at 12:28 am

    Love. The LSMD is a necessity. :)

  33. 33
    December 15th, 2010 at 9:03 am

    Yes I definately would! Beyonce looks really gorgeous in one :)

  34. 34
    December 15th, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Love the first look!

  35. 35
    December 15th, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    I love this look! I have a red lace minidress I’m planning to wear with cream tights and black accessores for Christmas. Your adorable outfit ideas are making me wish for one in a casual fabric, so maybe I’ll make one in wool or jersey over break.

  36. 36
    December 15th, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    I love this trend! Its such a great way for us in the Midwest to wear a cute party dress and not have to layer up to keep from freezing! I love all the dresses you picked too!
    (sorry about the previous comment- should have read the rules about leaving a link!)

  37. 37
    December 16th, 2010 at 5:15 am

    LOVE this trend! I’ve been searching for a dress like this when I saw one in a mag about two months ago. I prefer long sleeve over 3/4 sleeve… anyone have any suggestions on where to look?

  38. 38
    December 16th, 2010 at 8:45 am

    I love the trend but I’m not too sure it’ll work for me. I’m only 5 ft 3 so maybe showcasing these “not so long” legs isn’t the greatest idea! I’m still really in love with the idea though and I’m looking for something like the first look (which I adore!). The whole scarf-dress-bag ensemble is fantastic for me and the colors are so delicate and pretty.

  39. 39
    December 16th, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    Can you e mail me? I need to talk to you even tho you don’t know me

  40. 40
    December 19th, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    I was looking for a sequin long sleeve minidress for my office christmas party, but i couldn’t find one! so YES i would definitely wear one!

  41. 41
    December 28th, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    So would wear Beyonce’s long sleeves Minidress it so cute.

  42. 42
    August 20th, 2011 at 9:17 am

    this is like a laaaaaaaaate comment , but was just browsing thorugh old posts :}
    i love these dresses! i think they can look really classy when worn with black opaque tights and booties because while they show off your legs, they cover up your arms so it balences out the amount of skin shown. i saw this dress on a picture on facebook; a girl wore it in purple velvet and surprisingly pulled it off so well! perfect for christmas parties,greaaaat job xox

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