The LSD: long sleeved dress

The long sleeved dress trend

One of the things I have noticed about ‘the dress’ in shops recently is that there’s a lot of long sleeves about – which appeals to me JUST FINE. I like a long sleeve and find that they really suit me. Plus this is perfect for the transition from winter into spring; aka when it still isn’t warm enough for bare arms!

The LSD (long sleeved dress) – is very hot right now, and it’s exciting because this is the kind of dress that I can work with.

Since having the twins and becoming a Mum I don’t really ‘do’ dresses anymore. The thought (or practicality) of wearing a pair of tights whilst chasing children around all day has put me right off…but actually dresses can be really, really comfy and very easy to wear.

I picked this black & white one up in Warehouse today and I must say that it’s SO gorgeous. It fits well, is floaty but not too thin, it has long sleeves and the pattern is subtle but a little different than a plain, black dress. I’m in love. PLUS…the best bit is that it has pockets! Does it make me old when I whooped in the changing room because it had pockets? Perhaps.

I’ve put mine with black tights and my new tan Dune boots that I got in the sale this week, but am thinking that trainers & loafers (in the warmer weather) would look super too – for a more casual look.

Long sleeved dress by Warehouse The dress - long sleeves for 2017 The dress for 2017 with the sleeve

Dress, Warehouse £39

Boots, Dune (sale) £69

So here’s a lovely way to grab a basic item and create yet another outfit that isn’t jeans! I love this dress and think I’ll pick up a few more soon.

Here’s a few more styles from around the high street if you fancy browsing a few more LSD’s!

Love, Jess x



  1. February 6, 2017 / 8:46 pm

    You are such a fashionista I love it. I love your style because it always makes me shop and drool over your wardrobe. We have similar tastes. I have actually just got this dress we will be twinsies now. lol I love it. I am obsessed with LSD I have just bought about four it’s perfect for right now. You can wear with tights for dressy and leggings for casual cozy look. So much you can do with them. Blazer on top too. I wish I had a white wall like this to take style photos in front of it’s perfect to make the clothes really pop. Sadly I have tried numerous places near me and failed. Wish we lived closer to have photo days together. Loving this girl.

    • February 8, 2017 / 11:50 am

      Jenny you are too kind!!!!! Thanks lovely. Plus, if you have this dress then I must be stylish! 🙂 xxxx
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  2. February 7, 2017 / 2:09 pm

    Do you know what I love a dress (or skirt for that matter) with a pocket. I always get quite excited when a dress I like has a pocket. Long sleeves are difficult for me as I usually have to have them shortened – but that’s no big deal. This dress looks gorgeous on you, I’m sure you’ll get lots of use out of it. xx
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    • February 8, 2017 / 11:50 am

      Thanks hun! I love a pocket too – perfect combo!! Thanks 🙂 xx
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  3. February 8, 2017 / 10:36 am

    That dress is FAB! I need it in my life. Unfortunately I have no money. Stupid maternity pay!

    • February 8, 2017 / 11:51 am

      Thanks 🙂 It is such a lovely dress and I am hoping to get lots of wear out of it! xx
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  4. February 9, 2017 / 10:29 am

    I love this dress on you, looks fab. I started to wear lots more dresses before I got pregnant and loved them but since having G I’m back in jeans most of the time as they’re more practical when you’re constantly bending over and getting down on the floor. Although I have just ordered a LSD from Oasis for when I go back to work. It is so pretty I can’t wait for it to arrive. xx
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  5. February 10, 2017 / 12:56 pm

    I WANT a long sleeve dress!! I only have 2…. need more!

    I’m always in either dresses or jeans, in account of my random leg length.

    This dress really suit you. Loving your style xx

  6. February 10, 2017 / 4:41 pm

    Looks ace on you chick — you’ve got SUCH fab legs. I have little muscly, stumpy legs — legs like a footballer my mum has always said!! I look ridiculous in anything above the knee like this. I’d end up wearing it over jeans!!
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  7. February 11, 2017 / 12:01 pm

    You look lovely Jess. Love the tights too. I like dresses with long sleeves too. Oh and what Caro said, you have great legs x x
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  8. Katie
    February 13, 2017 / 10:23 pm

    I am stuck in jeans and t-shirt every day so always looking for inspiration. This dress is beautiful, looks so stylish on you and loving the combination with the boots. I would never have thought of that but looks fab! Are they the taupe or tan? x

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