11 insanely cute tops to wear over sleeveless dresses in summer and cover your arms

Looking for a way to cover your arms in the summer without sacrificing style? Check out these 11 insanely cute tops that you can wear over sleeveless dresses in summer! From denim jackets to lace cardigans, there is something for everyone. And, the best part? The outfit ideas are options so you don’t melt in hot weather! So, if you are looking to keep cool in the summer heat or just want a stylish way to cover up your arms (these options will work for sleeveless tops too), we have you covered -11 different ways!

What to wear over sleeveless dresses in summer

One of the great things about summer is that you can finally break out all of your cute sleeveless dresses. But then… you realize that you have no idea what to wear over them to cover your arms! Never fear, we are here to help with 11 great options that will work perfectly and add style and class to your dress.  This post is all about 11 insanely cute tops to wear over sleeveless dresses in summer and cover your arms.

What can you wear over sleeveless dresses in summer?

1) Denim Jackets

A denim jacket is the perfect way to add a little bit of edge to your look. It can be dressed up or down and looks great with just about any style of dress. Plus, it’s an easy way to cover your arms and if you get too hot, tie it around your waist for a casual look. We love this cropped frayed denim jacket.  So cute!

Wear it over: Sleeveless sundresses, maxi dresses

2)Leather Jackets

A leather jacket is a great way to add some attitude to your look. It’s perfect for transitioning your outfit from day to night and looks great with just about any style of dress. Plus, it’s a great alternative to a denim jacket and will always be a wardrobe staple.  You can’t go wrong with this faux leather jacket!

Wear it over: Flirty sundress with spaghetti straps

3) Lace cardigans

A lace cardigan is a great way to add some romance to your look. It’s perfect for date night or a special occasion and looks great with just about any style of dress. Plus, it’s a huge trend right now and one of the best way to cover your arms without getting too hot.

Wear it over: Short sheath dress

4) Short sleeve tops

A short sleeve top is a great way to add some coverage without getting too hot. Short sleeves are great for hot days when you just need a little bit of arm coverage and look great with just about any style of dress. You can add some style by knotting it in front, or in back. Or, this one already comes with a knot and is adorable! Pair it with a sleeveless maxi dress and this look will become one of your favorites!

Wear it over: Sleeveless maxi dress, midi dresses

5) Sheer tops

A sheer top is a great way to add some coverage without getting too hot. Sheer fabrics for sleeveless summer outfits and adding style. Sheer blouses like this button front long sleeved blouse would look amazing over a sleeveless black maxi dress or just about any style of dress. You can add some drama by layering it over another top, or keep it simple by wearing it on its own.

Wear it over: Sleeveless black maxi dress; strapless dress

6) Blazer

A blazer is one seriously is the easiest way to add some structure to your look. It’s perfect for days when you need to dress up a bit, but don’t want to wear a suit! And, as an added bonus, it’s perfect for transitioning your outfit from day to night and looks great with just about any style of dress.

Wear it over:Sleeveless sheath dresses

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7) Sheer cardigans

Nah, but you do want to keep it classy. A sheer cardigan is the perfect option to add some coverage without sacrificing style. It’s a great option for days when you need a little bit of arm coverage and looks great with just about any style of dress. It also keeps your look dressy, can add some drama and a bit of warmth for those summer evenings. We love this 3/4 sleeve sheer cardigan, it’s so cute and covers those upper arms and trouble spots with ease!

Wear it over: Casual summer dresses, Tank tops with denim shorts, any sleeveless top you wear!

8) Lace Jacket

A lace jacket is a perfect way to add a sheek look to any sleeveless dress. It is so on-trend, it’s feminine yet classy and really can add some style. There are so many different colors and It’s such a trendy way to add long sleeves without looking frumpy! Lace sleeves are not too hot when you have warm weather!! Grab your lace jacket, dress with a pair of heels and you have a stylish outfit, perfect for a formal event like a wedding.

Wear it over: Any style summer dress, or a casual sleeveless dress you want to dress up.

How do you cover up a sleeveless dress?

9) Long cardigan

A long cardigan is a great way to add some coverage without getting too hot. It’s perfect for sheath sleeveless dresses when you need a little bit of arm coverage and can easily look like part of the dress, depending on which cardigan you choose. It’s such an easy cool girl summer look if you pair it with white sneakers. We love this open front long cardigan that’s not overly thick for summer. There are tons of colors to choose from as well.

Wear it with? Sheath tank dresses.

What to wear with a sleeveless dress in the fall?

10) Over-sized button-up shirt

One of our favorite ways to wear your sleeveless dresses in the fall with our favorite oversized button-ups or even a shacket.  This double breasted shacket is one of our favorites  for cooler months and it would be perfect time to pair over a sleeveless dress while keeping your arms warm!

Wear it over: Your favorite summer dresses in the fall.

What to wear over a sleeveless dress in winter?

11) Sweaters

I mean, nothing says winter style like a sweater.I absolutely love an over-sized sweater with a sleeveless dress for extra warmth during the winter months! You can even grab a cami, put it over a midi dress and tuck the bottom of the sweater into the cami for a super on trend look. Grab a pair of boots and head out the door in style in a fabulous winter outfit!

Wear it over: Midi dress

What to wear over sleeveless dresses in summer

FAQs: What to wear with a sleeveless dress in summer to cover arms?

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What to wear over a sleeveless dress for work?

If you’re looking for something to wear over a sleeveless dress for work, there are a few options that will help you look professional. A cardigan or blazer is always a good choice, and can be easily removed if you start to feel too warm. If you’re looking for something a little more unique, layering a button-down shirt under your dress is a good idea. This will give you the coverage you need without sacrificing style. No matter what you choose, remember that the key to looking professional is to be confident in your outfit.

Wear it over: Any sleeveless dress or any sleeveless top.

Summer has finally arrived!! However, if you are self-conscious of your arms and trying to figure out what to wear over a sleeveless dress in summer- we’ve got you covered!  We have 11 options that will keep you cool and stylish all season long. Whether you’re looking for something casual or dressy, there’s sure to be something that’s perfect for you. So don’t let the heat stop you from looking your best – just grab one of these shirts and you’re ready to go.  This post is all about 11 insanely cute tops to wear over sleeveless dresses in summer and cover your arms.

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Allison Muller
Allison Muller

Hi, I'm Allison! Welcome to the June Bloom -I am so glad you're here. I am hoping to make your life easier with articles about skincare, fashion, fitness and finding joy in the day to day! You'll probably see pictures of my two auh-dor-able doggos as well & occasionally my handsome & kind husband! Thank you for being here and Cheers to finding the fun in the everyday!

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