The One Dress Style We Actually Want to Wear This April

Ah, dresses. There's no end to how much we can talk about them. Honestly, it's a real joy bringing you a selection of the frocks we love. Today's offering? The best summer dresses with sleeves. Okay, so we might not be spending that much time outside, but having a flowing dress that keeps you cool while you're in your seventh Zoom meeting for today is imperative. That's why these arm-covering dresses are ideal for the changing season and all those hours indoors. While compiling this edit, it was hard to narrow down a small list, as there are so many around.

From the likes of Instagram favourites Ganni and Kitri to the high street's reliable & Other Stories and Mango, there's a dress to suit all budgets. But don't think it's all about maxis. We've also included a range of hemlines so you can expect to see a few midis in there, too, meaning everyone's style is accounted for. Before you see the ones we've selected, take a look at how the Who What Wear team are wearing their long-sleeved summer dresses. Keep scrolling to see how to style dresses with sleeves, and then continue down for the best ones to shop.


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Style Notes: Assistant editor Elinor Block wears this Kitri dress with a pair of white boots. 


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Style Notes: Black accessories accent this green dress as seen on editor Emma Spedding. 


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Style Notes: Zoe Anastasiou, Who What Wear's fashion editor, wears her floral dress with black boots. 


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Style Notes: Black Tevas worn with a checked dress are shopping editor Joy's trick to styling a summer frock with sleeves. 


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Style Notes: Who What Wear's editor in chief, Hannah Almassi, wears the Gül Hürgel dress of dreams.


This piece was published at an earlier date and has since been updated. Next up, the biggest spring/summer 2020 fashion trends you need to know. 

Elinor Block