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How To Wear Cap Sleeve Dress

Between the short sleeve dress and the sleeveless dress, there is actually a beautiful type of dress, namely the cap sleeve dress. In fact, cap sleeve dresses usually pop up everywhere at a cocktail party. A lot of people just don’t pay enough attention, thinking they were short sleeve dresses. These dresses are perfect for those of you who want to look good at a prom or cocktail party, but still want to be understated and not look sexy. For this blog post, I’ve rounded up some of the best cap sleeve outfit ideas. Let’s look at them now.

White Cap Sleeve Peplum Bodycon Knee Length Dress


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I’ll start the list by showing you a dress that is formal and beautiful that you can wear to the office for formal events. To achieve this look, you can wear a white bodycon peplum dress with cap sleeves and pink heels. If you are going to wear this outfit to parties or formal occasions, wearing gold heels would make this outfit more noticeable.

Black bodycon mini dress with cap sleeves

black figure-hugging mini dress with cap sleeves
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Now let’s look at a seemingly super simple, yet iconic black dress. It’s a black cap sleeve bodycon mini dress that looks simple and awesome. A big part of it is that it makes your body proportions look so good. The other is that it looks great without having to show any skin. Most importantly, you can wear this simple dress for any type of occasion, from work to cocktail parties to formal events. For the shoes, either black ankle strap heels or silver heels go perfectly with the dress.

Black, figure-hugging dress with a neckline

black cut bodycon dress
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Here is a black cap sleeve dress that looks pretty sexy. At the same time, it’s not sexy in a way that has those deep v-necks that would probably be too much for some of you. The combination with open toe heels with silver ankle strap would make this outfit an elegant and feminine outfit.

Bodycon wrap dress with mustard yellow cap sleeves

Bodycon wrap dress with mustard yellow sleeves
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If you want to stand out at a cocktail party without showing your skin, you can grab the attention by wearing the mustard yellow color. You can easily wear this figure-hugging wrap dress with cap sleeves and light pink open toe heels to complete a youthful and happy look.

Navy and Red Tribal Printed Breezy Cap Sleeve Dress

airy dress with dark blue and red tribal printed cap sleeves
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Cutting the cap sleeves also works very well with a babydoll dress. For example, here is a dark blue and red tribal babydoll dress with cap sleeves. To build an airy and artistic outfit around the dress, you can wear black gladiator sandals and a black felt hat to complete the outfit.

Blue bodycon mini dress with cap sleeves

blue figure-hugging mini dress with cap sleeves
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Much like the sleek black cap sleeve dress mentioned a little earlier, this royal blue boydcon cap sleeve dress will make your proportions look great too. To complete this outfit, you can wear it with light pink ankle straps with open toes for an elegant touch.

Black fit and flare midi dress

black fit and flared midi dress
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For a classy and princess-like look, you can wear a black fit with cap sleeves and a flared midi velvet dress. Not only does the velvet make the dress look deeper, the fit and flare have made the dress look so beautiful and elegant. You can simply wear the dress with black open toe heels with ankle straps.

Dark blue bodycon dress made of velvet with cap sleeves

dark blue figure-hugging velvet dress with cap sleeves
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From the previous dress, you can see that velvet and black are a perfect match. Another color that works well with velvet is the dark blue. You can wear this dark blue fitted velvet dress to look elegant and mature. Pair it with black open toe heels to complete the outfit.

Gray two-tone maxi dress made of lace and chiffon

gray two-tone lace chiffon maxi dress
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For an absolutely feminine look, you can wear a two-tone dress that combines the magic of lace and chiffon. This is a gray two-tone maxi dress with the upper part made of lace and the lower part made of chiffon. Just wear a silver open toe ankle strap to complete this dreamy look.

Black sequin tulle skater dress

black sequin tulle skater dress
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This dress is also a two-tone dress, with the upper part being a sequin top and the lower part being a tulle pleated mini dress. The dress is very creatively combined with black gladiator sandals.

Burgundy lace maxi dress with a ruched waist

burgundy lace ruched waist maxi dress
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To look classy and elegant at a prom or cocktail party, a floor-length dress is often a good choice. As an example of a classic floor-length dress, here is a burgundy red dress with lace sleeves and a gathered waist. You can wear silver open toe heels and a silver cuff bracelet to add extra elegance to the outfit.

Black and silver mini dress with sequin sleeves

black and silver mini dress with sequin sleeves
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One of the reasons to dress nicely for a cocktail party is to respect the host and the party. The other reason is to have fun and enjoy life. One way to have fun with your dress is to wear a dress with interesting patterns. For example, you can wear this black cap sleeve mini dress that comes with the interesting tribal pattern of silver sequins. You can easily combine the dress with black or silver heels.

Black striped, semi-transparent dress with cap sleeves

black striped, semi-transparent dress with cap sleeves
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For a sleek, layered look, you can wear a striped, semi-sheer dress with black cap sleeves over a white slip dress. Pair it with black sandals for a feminine touch to complete the outfit.

Mustard-yellow cap sleeves from the off-the-shoulder, figure-hugging dress

Mustard-yellow cap sleeves made of a strapless, figure-hugging dress
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Technically, cutting outside the shoulder and cutting the cap sleeve cannot coexist. In reality, the strapless cut is adjusted a bit to allow the combination. As an example of such a unique dress, here is a strapless, mustard yellow, figure-hugging dress with cap sleeves and nifty and sexy little cutouts. You can simply wear it with light pink strappy heels to complete the outfit.

White Floral Cap Sleeve Fit and Flare Mini Dress

white floral cap sleeves with fit and flared mini dress
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For a refreshing and ladylike look, you can simply wear a white floral mini dress with cap sleeves. This particular one has a fit and a flare that makes the outfit look very airy. You can wear pink open toe heels to complete this adorable and minimal outfit.

As you can see, cap sleeve dresses look simple and clean. More importantly, they are beautiful and very easy to peel off. I highly recommend that you try out the mentioned outfit ideas and expand your outfit game.

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