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Stay Chic and Warm with Long Sleeve Formal Dresses

Long Sleeve Formal Dresses

Posted 28 March • Dress for a Night • Designer Dress Hire

Have you always gravitated towards a sleeveless formal dress because you know it looks good and there are endless amount of ways to style them? We are here to show you that you can step out of your comfort zone with a long sleeve formal gown. With the proper stylist tips, you are guaranteed to have a showstopping look with your long sleeve formal dress.

How to Wear a Long Sleeve Formal Dress

As we come out of summer, and the temperatures begin to drop, it is time to pack away the denim shorts and flip flops and bring out the winter wardrobe. With the proper stylist techniques, we are here to show you that winter fashion is ultimately the best to experiment with as you have plenty of options to choose from. Lets take a look at some tips, for your cooler days ahead.

The Power of Layering

Layering is your best friend during the cooler seasons. We are not risking catching colds or being uncomfortably freezing for the sake of fashion. With layering, you can style spring/autumn pieces and create looks like no other.

Jackets & Coats

It's time to pull out your favourite trench coats, leather jackets and suit blazers to add to your winter looks.

If you want to wear a mini dress, you can easily stay warm and comfortable by pairing it with an oversised jacket/coat and sheer stockings to complete the look. The contrasting lengths creates balance in your outfit that is a popular trend during winter.

Whether you want to pair your dress with a statement jacket or a simple trench coat, the world is your oyster as long as it compliments your outfit

Faux Fur

Faux Fur accessories are coming back into season. We love seeing faux fur coats, jackets and wraps that add a wintery feel to your look. Faux fur accessories dramatise your look and make it feel more luxurious and expensive, which is the key to nailing winter fashion.


Accessories can make or break an outfit. When accessorising, it is important to make sure anything you add compliments the look not overpowers it.

During the cooler seasons, we love seeing knee high boots, and chunky jewellery as these accessories really make a winter outfit look chic and sophisticated.


During winter, it is important to keep your warmth because nothing is more uncomfortable than being cold at an event or a night out.

We recommend to layer with undergarments such as tights and slips. Slips should be neutral tones to prevent from being seen under your dress. To keep with the winter colour tones, we love seeing nude or black tights, which can simply be paired with any outfit, whether its a mini dress or full-length dress.

Long Sleeve Formal Gowns

Arcina Ori Aston Dress

The Arcina Ori Aston Dress is a gorgeous long sleeve dress that is perfect for events on a cooler night. Featuring a wrap around design with cut outs, this dress is extremely flattering and unique. The Aston Dress is made from a thick ribbed material that provides extra warmth and although it is considered a more casual style, it can be dressed up to be worn as black tie. We love this versatile dress, and it is definitely a staple for your winter events.

ACLER Palms Dress

The Acler Palms Dress is crafted from a luxurious pleated fabric. The pleating, bell sleeves, plunging neckline and asymmetrical hemline, creates a flattering silhouette. This style will keep you warm on the colder days, and is perfect cocktail and black tie events if dressed up with accessories. The gorgeous turmeric colour makes this the perfect autumn and winter full sleeve formal dress.

This style is also available in sky blue and pink.

Lexi India Dress

The Lexi India Dress is cut from a sage green satin. This long sleeve style is perfect for the cooler seasons as it features a long sleeve for extra warmth and coverage. This gorgeous dress is extremely flattering and comfortable, which nails the brief for what you want in a formal gown. If it is your uni ball is on a cold night, this dress would make the perfect ball outfit as it exudes elegance and class.

Nookie Selena Long Sleeve Gown

The Nookie Selena Long Sleeve Gown is an all-time favourite because of its glistening striped sequin that never fails to catch the light. This gown features flattering tucks and shoulder pads that accentuate the figure to give an hourglass silhouette. This long sleeve gown is super comfortable and will keep you warmer on those cooler nights. We love this dress for more formal events because of its dazzling sequin effect.

The Nookie Selena Long Sleeve Gown for rent is available in colours black, teal, navy and silver

Nookie Pandora Long Sleeve Gown

The Nookie Pandora Long Sleeve Gown is a luxurious showstopping two piece set that will have all eyes on you during the cooler seasons. Made from a sapphire blue stretch sequin, this formal long sleeve top and skirt is super comfortable and easy to wear. This evening long sleeve dress is the perfect outfit for formal and black tie events in the winter.

This style is also available in white.

Nookie Selena Long Sleeve Gown

The Pasduchas Pinnacle Sleeve Midi Dress is a modest, long sleeve formal dress that is perfect for those who want extra coverage. This dress is very comfortable which is all that you want. This wrap style is very flattering on the figure, also featuring bell sleeves which are extremely elegant.

This dress is best suited with neutral tones and minimal jewellery. To keep the look elegant we love simplistic gold or silver jewellery with nude shoes.

Short Long Sleeve Formal Dresses

Nookie Fantasy Long Sleeve Mini Dress

The Nookie Fantasy Long Sleeve Mini Dress is a perfect option for if you want to wear something fun and flirty during the winter season. The shimmering striped sequin will have you feeling glamorous. This dress provides ultimate comfort as it is easy to walk in, stretchy and you can get away with wearing a bra underneath as well! This style can be paired with knee high boots and an oversized trench coat for the ultimate winter outfit.

This style is available in gold, silver, and fuschia pink.

Rebecca Vallance Loretta Long Sleeve Mini Dress

The Rebecca Vallance Loretta Long Sleeve Mini Dress features a v-neckline, structured sleeve and waist band to flatter the figure in all the right ways. This easy to wear style is the perfect pop of colour for those who want to experiment with their style. We love this style for cocktail parties during the cooler seasons as it features a long sleeve to keep you warm.

Pair this dress with the leslie headband to complete the look, as seen below.

Pasduchas Composure Midi Dress

The Pasduchas Composure Midi Dress exudes sophistication and elegance. This dress features a draped neckline which is very comfortable and makes the dress a super modest piece. The dress gives an extremely flattering silhouette and will leave you feeling super confident! If you're needing a simple yet elegant cocktail dress, this one is for you. Suitable for all ages, you cannot go wrong with this classic style. The perfect winter dress in dark tones, to be easily paired with coats, fur stoles and winter accessories.

This style is available in a midi in colours. navy, wine and charcoal.

Finding Your Fit

Now that we have given you all the styling tips on how to wear full sleeve formal dresses, it is time for you to decide what look you want to go for. Do you prefer a full-length gown with a fitted jacket or a mini dress with an oversized coat or blazer with boots to match?

Winter fashion has wider variety in determining how to style and accessorise. Experiment with your style by hiring your next winter event outfit. You can hire all of these styles at Dress for a Night for a fraction of the retail price, so you do not have to worry about spending a fortune on a long sleeve formal dress.


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