The perfect long sleeve midi dress for modest fashion

These versatile pieces are the perfect addition to your wardrobe going into the next season.

long sleeve midi dress

by Ellen Kinsey |
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Discovering the perfect long sleeve midi dress can feel like a dream come true for your transitional wardrobe. Midi dresses are great pieces for those seeking a balance between style and comfort when the weather is a little chillier, but you still want to wear a nice dress. We have rounded up our favourite dresses for mature women with beautiful prints and flattering silhouettes for any occasion, whether it be a casual day out or a formal evening event.

Long sleeve midi dresses are a testament to the timeless elegance of modest fashion - they are chic and flattering - not to mention they keep you at just the right temperature too. They offer ample coverage while still allowing you to flaunt your personal style. From flattering special occasion dresses for older ladies to daytime dresses, there are plenty of options to fit your wardrobe.

Best long sleeve midi dress at a glance:

Our favourite: Printed V-Neck Midi Tiered Dress – view on M&S
Best for evening wear: Silk Mix Feather Print Tie Neck Midi Dress – view on Wallis
Best for size inclusivity: Julipa Velvet Trim Midi Dress – view on JD Williams

So, whether you're looking for a dress to combat those unpredictable weather changes, a stylish outfit for your next event, or a more sustainable choice of clothing, long sleeve midi dresses are the way to go. We have listed the best petite dresses in this list for those looking for dresses that don't need hemming. As well as some of the best plus-sized dresses too.

With so many beautiful options available, here are our top picks. From bold prints to simple designs, from casual to formal, here are the best long sleeve midi dresses.

Best long sleeve midi dresses

Our favourite


Available in regular length as well as petite and long and a range of sizes, this Printed V-Neck

Best for evening wear

Silk Mix Feather Print Tie Neck Midi Dress
Price: £48 (was £95)


After something a little special to wear for a meal out with a loved one or drinks with friends

Best for size inclusivity


Available in sizes 10 to 30, the Julipa Velvet Trim Midi Dress from JD Williams is a great

Best for versatility


The Mutlicoloured Ikat Print Midi Dress from Matalan can easily be dressed up or down, depending

Best long sleeve midi jumper dress


Is there anything better than a jumper dress to keep you warm yet looking chic when you're out

Best patterned long sleeve midi dress


Be pretty in purple this autumn winter with the Julipa Mix Print Dress from JD Williams. This

Best for comfort


Be stylish and comfortable throughout the day wearing this Royal Blue Heart Print Ruched Detail

Best jersey long sleeve midi dress


Be comfy every day while still maintaining your style with the Jersey Printed Belted Midi Tea

Best wrap long sleeve midi dress


70s-inspired clothes are making a comeback this season and this Principles Orange Abstract Mesh

Best spot print long sleeve midi dress


We're just dotty about this Spot Print Imogen Midi Dress from Nobody's Child. This delicate midi

FAQs: Long sleeve midi dresses

What shoes should I wear with a long sleeve midi dress?

The type of shoes you wear with a long sleeve midi can depend on the occasion and the season. Flat sandals, loafers, or trainers work well for a casual daytime look. For a more formal or evening look, heeled sandals, pumps, or boots are a great choice. In colder weather, knee-high or ankle boots can be both stylish and practical. Here is our guide to what shoes to wear with a midi dress.

Can I wear a long sleeve midi dress to a formal event?

Yes, a long sleeve midi can be an excellent choice for a formal event. Opt for a dress in a luxurious fabric like silk or satin, and pair it with elegant accessories and heels. The long sleeves add a touch of sophistication, while the midi length is both stylish and appropriate for a formal setting.

Ellen Kinsey is a senior health and wellness product writer for Yours, specialising in natural health and beauty. She lives and breathes all things food, travel and wellness.

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