12 Of The Best Long-Sleeved Dresses For Whatever The Weather

Think it's still too cold for dresses? Well that's where you're wrong...

Long sleeved dress

by Charlie Gowans-Eglington |
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The new season’s it-buys might be hitting the shelves, but we’re between a rock and a (really cold) hard place. Should we buy them now, when it’s too cold to wear them, or buy a puffa jacket and risk SS17’s statement buys selling out? Neither. You can have your cake, and eat it too, thanks to LSD – erm, that’s short for Long Sleeved Dresses, obviously.

In bright patchworks, animal print, and punchy florals, these are the only frocks to be seen in this summer – and the best bit is, you can wear them right now. All you need is a rollneck (if you don’t already have one, where have you been hiding?) to layer underneath, and a pair of knee-high boots, and Bob’s your super-stylish, cosy-but-chic uncle. Oh, and did we mention that they’re all from the high street?

New Look’s cherry blossom will update your staple suede boots – with change from £30 – or dress down Finery’s blue-ruffled devore over a grey marl polo. And if you’re feeling adventurous, a belted LSD could even work over that spangly knit that seemed like such a good idea at Christmas... Trip to the shops, anyone?

1. The long-sleeved skater dress

Floral long-sleeved dress

A floral pattern, especially if it's nice and bright like this gorgeous red dress from George at ASDA is bound to make you feel like spring is well and truly on its way. Layer up while it's still a bit chilly, and wear on its own to your heart's content once the warmer weather comes. A bargain for all season.

2. The long-sleeved maxi dress

Animal print long-sleeved dress from Littlewoods

Need a dress for am evening do but don't want to risk frostbite on your legs? Something like this leopard print ruffle front maxi dress from Myleene Klass at Littlewoods could save your last-minute wardrobe panic, and would work equally work once the sun goes down and the air's a bit cooler on your summer holiday.

3. The long-sleeved patchwork pattern dress

Tie back long sleeved dress from Next

If patchwork patterns and prints are your thing, there's definitely some LSDs available on the high street that'll take your fancy. We love the detail in the print of this tie-neck dress from Next.

Take a look through our gallery below to see our high street LSD picks:


Long-sleeved dresses

Animal-print long-sleeved dress1 of 12

Animal-print long-sleeved dress

This black floral-print midi dress is £29.99 at New Look (newlook.co.uk)

Animal-print dress from Myleene Klass at Littlewoods2 of 12

Animal-print dress from Myleene Klass at Littlewoods

This animal-print dress is from Myleene Klass at Littlewoods (littlewoods.com)

Red floral dress from ASDA3 of 12

Red floral dress from ASDA

This tie-sleeve floral red dress is just £12 from George at ASDA (asda.com)

Whistles' bell flower dress4 of 12

Whistles' bell flower dress

This pretty bell flower dress is £140 from Whistles (whistles.com)

Zara floral long dress5 of 12

Zara floral long dress

This long floral print dress is £39.99 from Zara (zara.com)

Topshop boutique long-sleeved floral dress6 of 12

Topshop boutique long-sleeved floral dress

This asymetric long-sleeved dress is £85 from Topshop Boutique [{href='http://www.topshop.com/en/tsuk/product/clothing-427/boutique-440/he-loves-me-asymetric-dress-by-boutique-6245594?bi=0&ps=20' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer'})

Scotch & Soda statement printed dress7 of 12

Scotch & Soda statement printed dress

This statement printed dress from Scotch & Soda is £179.95 (scotch-soda.com)

Patterned long-sleeved dress from H&M8 of 12

Patterned long-sleeved dress from H&M

This patterned long-sleeved dress is £39.99 from H&M (hm.com)

High-neck mini dress from Rixo9 of 12

High-neck mini dress from Rixo

This high-neck mini dress is £255 from Rixo (rixo.co.uk)

Floral print dress from Bershka10 of 12

Floral print dress from Bershka

This floral print dress with oversized shoulders and puffed sleeves is £25.99 from Bershka (bershka.com)

Miss Selfridge polka dot, long-sleeved dress11 of 12

Miss Selfridge polka dot, long-sleeved dress

This polka dot dress is £42 from Miss Selfridge [{href='http://www.missselfridge.com/' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer'})

Next multi print tie-neck dress12 of 12

Next multi print tie-neck dress

This multi-printed tie neck dress is £65 from Next (next.co.uk)

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