Wouldn't it be nice if all clothes were clearly marked with labels spelling out "summer" or "winter"? It would definitely take the stress out of getting ready and shopping, plus it would keep us from having to constantly wonder Is this item wintry enough? or Is it too summery? Well, since we don't anticipate this imagined labeling system to happen anytime soon, we've come up with a condition that almost guarantees winter-ready looks—when it comes to dresses, at least. As you probably guessed from the title, we're talking about long sleeves. A long-sleeved dress is not only a winter must, but it can actually be a lifesaver any time you're in an outfit bind. Whether you pair it with sneakers, heels, or over-the-knee boots, it can take you almost anywhere and make dressing that much easier.
So without further ado, shop our picks below.
Wear this with polished loafers and some cute socks.
It is pumpkin season after all.
Dress like a cool art director, no matter your title.
Ren Faire chic (in the best way).
Wear this with your biggest statement earrings.
Floaty, floral, and flirty.
Bubblegum pink has never looked better.
A velvet dress to cozy up in till spring.
Sunny yellow isn't just for summer.
Better than your average sweaterdress.
A luxe choice for winter parties.
This will go into heavy rotation, trust.
Try this with white sock boots for a street style–worthy look.
Put a bird on it.
Meet your new favorite LBD.
This post has been updated by Hilary George-Parkin.