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4 Stylish Ways to Add Sleeves to Your Outfit

Updated: 6 days ago

The way you clothe yourself is a visual language, and wearing sleeves makes a statement of soulfulness. But what if your chosen vêtement didn't come with them? Here are four no-sew solutions for adding arm coverage--without interrupting other outfit elements.

Boleros and Shrugs

This cozy, sometimes slouchy, outer layer covers just the arms and little else. In the summer heat, I like cotton gauze boleros that tie in the front.

Cropped Cardigans

These shortened sweaters conceal the front bodice more than boleros, making them ideal over a low-cut or strapless dress. Velvet and sequins add sparkle for evening.

Jersey (or) Cropped Shells

An often budget-friendly and machine washable underlayer, reach for a shell that's snug for a bulk-free fit. You can always DIY the cropping.

Spanx Arm Tights

Spanx's Arm Tights come in neon and deep colors, and textures like cable knit and metallic. Bonus: no seam going down your arm.

Adding extra coverage on your arms with a sleeveless dress or top is a very thoughtful personal luxury. Ever an easy way to be in the good graces of (modest) style, these simple add-ons wont distract from the rest of your ensemble. They'll shine a spotlight on your inner nobility.

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