While there's 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-sleeved dress. Both are obviously some good options. But today I'm going to focus on the latter, which is usually easier to achieve because 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 outfit ideas for short sleeve dresses, hopefully to inspire you to develop your own ideas. Let's look at them now.
White lace short sleeve babydoll mini dress
To start this list of refreshing and attractive outfit ideas, I'll show you a beautiful outfit that you can wear for a cocktail party. To shape this look, you can just wear a white lace babydoll short-sleeved mini dress that is simple and elegant. Pair it with light pink leather heels to complete the outfit with a ladylike touch.
Green short-sleeved mini dress with a round neckline
This is a much more casual and refreshing outfit that you can wear both as a street outfit and as a borderline cocktail party outfit. To shape this outfit, you can wear a green short crew-neck t-shirt dress with long and subtle gold necklaces. Pair the dress with a pair of matching gray heels with open toes to complete the look.
Black, semi-transparent short-sleeved mini dress
To look reluctantly 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-transparent detail near the neckline. You can easily combine the dress with a pair of black leather ankle boots to look more stylish and chic.
Blue Off The Shoulder Ruffles Short Sleeve Denim Mini Shift Dress
Here's another understated sexy look. In this case, however, you only need to show a little skin. To achieve this look, simply wear a short-sleeved mini shift dress in blue denim to show off your shoulders and collarbones. Pair it with a pair of light pink heeled sandals to complete the outfit feminine.
White dress with short sleeves and flare mini floral pattern
This is a very attractive vintage outfit that will help you 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. Combine the dress with light pink pointed toe heels to complete the look.
Black and white polka dot v-neck mini shift dress
Speaking of vintage, it is very difficult to top a dotted 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 the super airy feeling. Combine the dress with black ballerinas to look elegant and clean.
Black and white striped short sleeve mini shift dress
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-sleeved T-shirt dress as the core of the outfit. Pair it with a pair of black ballerinas and a black leather handbag to look chic and clean.
Blush knee-length dress with pink and black belt and floral pattern
This is a slightly more sophisticated look that allows you to 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, which is slightly flared. You can easily wear it with a pair of black ballet flats to look slim and ladylike.
Black and blush star-printed maxi short-sleeved dress with a V-neck
To shape this artistic and attractive outfit, you can wear a short-sleeved maxi shift dress with black and pink stars as the center of your outfit. Combine it with black sandals. Now add a black felt hat to achieve that nifty artistic touch that can make you stand out from the crowd.
Black and white checked short-sleeved mini dress with belt and collar shirt
This is a very unique and attractive layered outfit. The trick is to wear a white shirt with a collar under a dress like this black and white checkered mini dress with a belt. For the rest of the outfit, you can simply wear a pair of black ballerinas and a black leather handbag to complete this gorgeous black and white look.
Black and white random striped short sleeve mini shift dress
This is not just another black and white striped dress. It's a cool looking t-shirt dress with random striped details. You can combine this stylish dress with white sneakers to create a super casual outfit that's 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
Choosing the right color is key for a simple and clean look that makes you appear reserved and accessible. In this case, a blue-green t-shirt dress is chosen, which looks particularly good with these stylish bracelets. Combine the dress with white sandals for a refreshing touch.
Blush pink short sleeve t-shirt dress with matching baseball cap
To look more ladylike, there's no easier way than wearing some pink. For example, you can just wear a light pink short-sleeved 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-sleeved outfit ideas that you can use to look very refreshing and accessible. Whether you're looking for something to wear as a street outfit or a cocktail party outfit, the list above should be something for you.