The best party dresses with long sleeves for winter – 15 different outfit ideas!

by Sylvia

The best party dresses with long sleeves for winter - 15 different outfit ideas!

Shopping for the perfect dress for a party can be quite a challenge. You usually wind up putting it off until you get right close to the event, and then you go through a myriad of emotions trying to find the dress that does it all:

  • makes you look great,
  • is unique,
  • and can be used for more than one occasion.

To add to this dilemma, you may be more comfortable with long sleeve dresses to compliment the colder seasons or to cover your upper arms.

In this article, I show you some of the best party dresses with long sleeves. I also highlight the value of investing in a little black dress and 12 different looks to inspire you as you shop for the perfect long sleeve party dress.

One dress…three ways

If you find yourself stuck, it might be worth purchasing a little black dress that you can accessorize to fit any occasion (as I have done below). Here, I’ve shown you three ways to style the very same dress to achieve three completely different looks that suit different types of party styles.

long-sleeve party dress little black dress |

The dress: Velvet draped black dress

Look #1: Blue bombshell

Look #2: White tie inspired

Look #3: Downtown vibes

As mentioned above, most often, the magic of being able to transform a dress comes from how you accessorize what you can think of as a blank canvas (the little black dress as an example). Here are some accessories that can completely create new looks on a simple dress.

Here are 12 variations of long sleeve dresses from super formal to casual chic to inspire you

long sleeve party dress bohemian red lace |

Look #1: Black and gold

Look #2: Boho inspired

Look #3: Red lace

sequin long sleeve party dress |

Look #5: Sequins and leather

Look #4: Black velvet

Look #6: Neutral tones

sequin lace chic long sleeve party dress |

Look #7: Shades of blue

Look #8: Nude pink tones

Look #9: Burgundy, black, and white hues

The best party dresses with sleeves for winter |

Look #10: Tan and red

Look #11: Silver hues

Look #12: Purple and black hues

Find your perfect party dress below

Not looking to purchase your next party dress? Try renting one instead! Companies, like Rent the Runway, offer great high-end designer pieces at affordable rental prices.

Which one of the looks if your favorite? Do you have a “go to” party look?


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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }


I love your selection of v neck dresses! It is the most flattering option for me with my wide shoulders and narrower hips. I also want to support the idea of the dark red or wine colored pump with a black dress. I have a pair in patent leather and they definitely elevate the style of a black dress.



there were quite a few things in this post I would have wanted. The purple dress, several clutches, the white with silver sequined dress (although you really need a perfect figure for that one… beautiful), the lace tunic (well for me it is a tunic) or shift dress, although it has a very cold V-neck back. And several more dresses (the green one). Temptation…


Sherry Edwards

I really especially adore that long sleeved lace red dress. Every year I’m shopping for a new gown for company Christmas party. I’ve never found a long sleeved one. I always need to “settle” for a shrug or bolero. I need a long gown that is saves room for dinner and suitable for dancing. From past experiences I need to be able to sit and get up without getting tangled up. Also, getting in and out of car is so important. I need the ability to go up and down stairs. Also, going to the bathroom is a major event. A lot to ask for in a gown I’ll only wear one evening. Did I already say ‘red’???


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