Long-Sleeve Midi Dresses For Every Occasion

As the never-ending quest to master creative layering continues, there’s no time like the present to take a closer look at the long-sleeve midi dress. The Goldilocks of dresses — not too long, not too short — the midi reaches your calf and is available in a variety of silhouettes, from figure-hugging to floaty. 

If you’re already familiar with midi dresses and are looking for a new season refresh — or are yet to try the trend — be advised that they pair well with pretty much everything, be it a denim jacket, a knitted vest or biker boots. Scroll on to find your perfect fit among these frocks that are begging to be part of your wardrobe.

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Albaray V Neck Linen Dress, £120

Neutral and super versatile, this linen iteration will see you through many a long summer day.

Albaray V Neck Linen Dress, $, available at Albaray

River Island Plus Blue Floral Plisse Midi Dress, £48

Girl, plisse. This floral frock is a winner for spring and is hella comfy, too.

River Island Blue Floral Plisse Midi Dress, $, available at River Island

AllSaints Hera 2-In-1 Dress, £219

AllSaints is famous for its two-in-one dresses and this zingy orange is just the pop of colour your spring wardrobe needs.

AllSaints Hera 2-In-1 Dress, $, available at AllSaints

Batsheva Clemmie Striped Cotton-Poplin Midi Dress, £290

Dressing like a Victorian ghost child is much chicer than it sounds.

Batsheva Clemmie Striped Cotton-Poplin Midi Dress, $, available at Matches Fashion

WAT The Brand Shirt Dress, £105

This simple shirtdress brings all the drama with a fierce print.

WAT THE BRAND Shirt Dress, $, available at WAT THE BRAND

Mother Of Pearl Rebecca Gathered Cotton-Blend Midi Dress, £350

Bold, bright and beautiful, Mother of Pearl is bringing the sunshine even if the weather isn’t.

Mother of Pearl Rebecca Gathered Cotton-Blend Midi Dress, $, available at Net-A-Porter

Farai London Mona Backless Dress, £140

This figure-hugging, marble-print dress is our new going-out fit.

Farai London Mona Backless Dress, $, available at Farai London

Topshop Curve Ombré Cut-Out Long Sleeve Midi Dress In Multi, £56

If you’re after a wedding guest dress, Topshop has you covered.

Topshop Ombré Cut-Out Long Sleeve Midi Dress In Multi, $, available at ASOS

Damson Madder Barbs Leopard Ruffle Dress, £85

Who doesn’t love leopard print?

Damson Madder Barbs Leopard Ruffle Dress, $, available at Damson Madder

& Other Stories Rib Knit Midi Dress, £85

Knit dresses keep us cosy during this awkward transitional season.

& Other Stories Rib Knit Midi Dress, $, available at & Other Stories

Ghost Mari Satin Midi Dress, £149

One for the vanilla girls.

Ghost Mari Satin Midi Dress, $, available at Ghost

Kin Kimono Stripe Midi Dress, £79

Animal print doesn’t have to be literal. This Kin dress gives zebra stripes a delightful, sun-ready spin.

Kin Kimono Stripe Midi Dress, $, available at John Lewis

Aligne Gabriella Denim Midi Dress, £99

Few fabrics are as hardworking as denim.

Aligne Gabriella Denim Midi Dress, $, available at Aligne

Ganni Green Melange Knit Dress, £215

Green dresses are going nowhere — they’re one of this season’s biggest trends.

Ganni Green Melange Knit Dress, $, available at Ganni

Mango Textured Printed Dress, £29.99

Snake print is often an underrated pick but this elegant dress proves how wrong that is.

Mango Textured Printed Dress, $, available at Mango

H&M Drawstring Detail Dress, £24.99

A plain black dress is hard to beat for any occasion.

H&M Drawstring Detail Dress, $, available at H&M

Dôen Helena Belted Embroidered Floral-Print Organic Cotton-Voile Midi Dress, £295

Little House on The Prairie style is popping off this season.

Dôen Helena Belted Embroidered Floral-Print Midi Dress, $, available at Net-A-Porter

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