A dress with cropped sleeves

Topshop have a really good collection of clothes in at the moment. There are pastel shades, patterned skirts, tailored trousers and dresses with sleeves. I love a dress with sleeves, long or short, I don’t really mind. It makes getting ready for work much easier because I don’t need to think about a cardigan. Some mornings it’s nice to pull a dress on, add a pretty necklace, some badass boots, thick winter tights and then wrap up warm in a coat.

I’m yet to do any shopping (apart from my new boots) as I’m focusing hard on getting to the gym and eating less carbs and refined sugar (as best I can). Once I’m in a good routine and happy with how I look I’ll be treating myself to a few new clothes.

The 3 dresses I’ve picked for this post would be ideal for work, even the green one. If you work in a creative industry it can be easy to get away with wearing fun colours, as long as you still look smart and presentable.

short sleeve dress

– Textured Tunic   2 – A-Line Skater Dress     3 – Textured Wrap Dress   


I think the shape of the green dress is very grown up, a little more so than the skater styles. The brightness can be broken up with a black blazer and some chunky jewellery. The other two are the good old classic skater style. The black one is a must have shape and colour, it’s easy to wear and can come in handy when you need a day to night dress. I think the skater style dresses are very easy to wear. They tend to be flattering for those with an hourglass figure as they pinch in at the waist.

Last but not least, I want to mention dress number 1. I know it’s been about for quite some time now, but I’m still really into maroon and burgundy shades. I think it’s a good colour to go for if you’re finding yourself in a black and navy rut. I have the maroon skater dress form last season and it’s something I’m still wearing on a weekly basis. I think that mustard accessories go best with this colour and depending on the shade, a very soft pink.

Do you like a dress with sleeves?