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How To Style Short Sleeve Dress

While there is no question that a long sleeved dress usually makes you look very elegant and mature, there are times when you actually want to look a little more refreshing and airy. In this case, there are two immediate options: the sleeveless dress and the short sleeve dress. Both of these are obviously some good options. But today I’m going to focus on the latter, which is usually easier to achieve since you don’t have to show as much arm and skin. To show you how to style it, I’ve put together some really nice short sleeve dress outfit ideas, hopefully to inspire you to come up with your own ideas. Let’s look at them now.

White lace short-sleeved babydoll mini dress


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To start this list of refreshing and attractive outfit ideas, I’m going to show you a gorgeous outfit that you can wear to a cocktail party. To shape this look, you can just wear a white lace babydoll short sleeve mini dress that is simple and elegant. Team it with light pink leather heels to complete the outfit with a ladylike touch.

Green short-sleeved mini dress with a round neckline

green short-sleeved mini dress with round neckline
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This is a much more casual and refreshing outfit that you can wear as both a street outfit and a borderline cocktail party outfit. To shape this outfit, you can wear a green short t-shirt dress with a crew neck and long and subtle gold necklaces. Pair the dress with a pair of matching gray open-toe heels to complete the look.

Black, semi-transparent short-sleeved mini dress

black semi-transparent short-sleeved mini dress
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To look cautiously sexy you don’t really have to show a lot of skin if you don’t want to. A good example is wearing a black short-sleeved mini dress with a subtle, semi-sheer detail near the neckline area. You can simply pair the dress with a pair of black leather ankle boots to look more stylish and chic.

Blue Off The Shoulder Ruffle Short Sleeve Denim Mini Shift Dress

Blue off the shoulder ruffle short sleeve denim mini shift dress
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Here is another low key sexy look. In this case, however, all you need to do is show a little skin. To achieve this look, simply wear a short sleeve mini shift dress in blue denim to reveal your shoulders and collarbones. Pair it with a pair of light pink heeled sandals for a feminine finish.

White dress with short sleeves and flare mini flower pattern

white dress with short sleeves and a flared mini flower pattern
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This is a very attractive vintage outfit that you can use to stand out from the crowd at a semi-formal event or cocktail party. To shape this look, wear a white floral printed short fit and flare mini dress with an intense vintage feel. Team the dress with light pink pointed toe heels to complete the look.

Black and white polka dot V-neck mini shift dress

black and white polka dot mini shift dress with V-neck
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Speaking of vintage, it’s very difficult to put on a polka dot dress. In this case, the dress here is a black and white polka-dat mini shift dress with a V-neck made of chiffon to express that super airy feeling. Team the dress with black ballerinas to look elegant and clean.

Black and white striped short-sleeved mini shift dress

black and white striped short-sleeved mini dress
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For a more youthful and casual outfit that can be worn as a street outfit or a business casual outfit, you can wear a black and white striped short sleeve t-shirt dress as the core of the outfit. Pair it with a pair of black ballet flats and a black leather handbag to look chic and clean.

Blush knee-length dress with a pink and black belt and floral print

knee-length dress with pink and black belt and floral pattern
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This is a slightly more sophisticated look that can also make you look tall and slim thanks to the belt design. In detail, the dress is a knee-length dress with a black and blushing pink floral pattern and belt that is slightly flared. You can just wear it with a pair of black ballet flats to look slim and ladylike.

Black and blush star-printed maxi short-sleeved dress with V-neck

Black and blushing maxi short-sleeved dress with V-neck and V-neck
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To shape this artistic and attractive outfit, you can wear a short-sleeved maxi shift dress with black and pink stars as the focal point of your outfit. Pair it with black heeled sandals. Now add a black felt hat for that subtle artistic touch that can make you stand out from the crowd.

Black and white checked short-sleeved mini dress with belt and collar shirt

black and white checked short-sleeved mini dress with belt and shirt collar
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This is a very unique and attractive layered outfit. The trick is to wear a white collared shirt under a dress like this black and white plaid belted mini dress. For the rest of the outfit, you can just wear a pair of black ballet flats and a black leather handbag to complete this gorgeous black and white look.

Black and White Random Striped Short Sleeve Mini Shift Dress

black and white randomly striped short-sleeved mini dress
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This isn’t just another black and white striped dress. It’s a cool looking t-shirt dress with random striped details. You can pair this stylish dress with white sneakers to create a super casual outfit that is perfect for casual hangouts. Or, you can look a little more elegant by wearing black ballet flats.

Teal blue mini t-shirt dress with white sneakers

blue-green mini t-shirt dress with white sneakers
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For a simple and clean look that makes you look reservedly attractive and approachable, choosing the right color is key. In this case, a teal t-shirt dress is chosen, which looks especially great with these stylish bracelets. Pair the dress with white sandals for a refreshing touch.

Blush pink short sleeve t-shirt dress with matching baseball cap

blush pink short sleeve t-shirt dress with matching baseball cap
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To look more ladylike there is no easier way than wearing some pink. For example, you can just wear a light pink short sleeve t-shirt dress with a blushing pink baseball cap. For the shoes, you can even wear pink sneakers that go perfectly with the rest of the outfit.

Here are the short sleeve outfit ideas that can help you look very refreshing and approachable. Whether you’re looking for something to wear as a street outfit or a cocktail party outfit, there should be something in the list above.

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