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 breezy. 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 since 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 short sleeve dress outfit ideas to hopefully inspire you to come up with your own ideas. Let’s look at them now.
White short sleeve lace babydoll mini dress
To start this list of refreshing and attractive outfit ideas, I will show you a gorgeous outfit to wear to a cocktail party. To form this look, you can simply wear a white lace babydoll short sleeve 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 as both a street outfit and a borderline cocktail party outfit. To form this outfit, you can wear a green crew neck short t-shirt dress with long and subtle gold necklaces. Pair the dress with a pair of matching gray open toe heels to complete the look.
Black, semi-transparent short-sleeved mini dress
To look cautiously 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 mini dress with short sleeves and a subtle semi-sheer detail near the neckline area. You can simply pair the dress with a pair of black leather ankle boots to look more stylish and chic.
Blue Off the Shoulder Ruffle Short Sleeve Denim Mini Shift Dress
Here is another demure sexy look. In this case, however, all you have to do is show a little skin. To achieve this look, simply wear a blue denim short sleeve mini shift dress to expose your shoulders and collarbones. Pair it with a pair of light pink heeled sandals for a feminine finish.
White dress with short sleeves and flared mini floral pattern
This is a very attractive vintage outfit that will allow you to stand out from the crowd at a semi-formal event or cocktail party. To sculpt this look, wear a white floral printed cropped flared mini dress with an intense vintage feel. Pair the dress with light pink pointed toe heels to complete the look.
Black and white V-neck mini dress with polka dots
Speaking of vintage, it’s very difficult to pull off a polka dot dress. In that case, the dress here is a black and white polka dat mini shift dress with a chiffon V-neckline to express that super breezy feel. Pair the dress with black ballet flats to look sleek and clean.
Black and white striped short sleeve mini 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 sleeve t-shirt dress as the core of the outfit. Pair it with a pair of black ballet flats and a black leather handbag to look chic and clean.
Blush knee length dress with a pink and black belt and floral print
This is a slightly more sophisticated look that also makes you look tall and slim thanks to the belt design. In detail, the dress is a knee length dress with a black and blush pink floral pattern and a slightly flared belt. You can simply wear it with a pair of black ballet flats to look sleek and ladylike.
Black and red maxi dress with short sleeves and a V-neckline
To create this artistic and attractive outfit, you can wear a black and pink star short sleeve maxi shift dress as the focal point of your outfit. Pair it with black heeled sandals. Now add a black felt hat for that subtle artistic touch that will help you stand out from the crowd.
Black and white check short sleeve mini dress with belt and shirt collar
This is a very unique and attractive layered outfit. The trick is to wear a collared white shirt underneath a dress like this black and white checkered belt mini dress. For the rest of the outfit, you can simply wear a pair of black ballet flats and a black leather handbag to complete this gorgeous black and white look.
Black and White Random Striped Short Sleeve Mini Shift Dress
This isn’t just another black and white striped dress. It’s a cool looking t-shirt dress with random striped detailing. You can pair this stylish dress with white sneakers to create a super casual outfit that is perfect for casual hangouts. Or you can look a little dressier by wearing black ballet flats.
Teal blue mini t-shirt dress with white sneakers
For a simple and clean look that makes you appear understatedly attractive and approachable, choosing the right color is key. In this case, a teal t-shirt dress is chosen, which looks particularly good with those stylish bracelets. Team 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 is no easier way than to wear some pink. For example, you can simply wear a light pink short sleeve t-shirt dress with a blush 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 sleeve outfit ideas that can make you look very refreshing and approachable. Whether you are looking for something to wear as a street outfit or as a cocktail party outfit, there should be something in the list above.