How to wear a cap sleeve dress

How to wear a cap sleeve dress

Between the short sleeve dress and the sleeveless dress, there is actually a beautiful type of dress, and that is the cap sleeve dress. In fact, cap sleeve dresses are usually popping up all over the place at a cocktail party. A lot of people just don’t pay enough attention and think they are short sleeve dresses. These dresses are perfect for those of you who want to look good at a prom or cocktail party but still want to be understated and not look sexy. For this blog post I have rounded up some of the best cap sleeve outfit ideas. Let’s look at them now.

Peplum Bodycon Knee Length Dress with White Cap Sleeves


I start the list by showing you a formal and beautiful dress that you can wear for formal events in the office. To achieve this look, you can wear a white cap sleeve bodycon peplum dress with pink heels. If you wear this outfit to parties or formal occasions, wearing gold heels makes this outfit more eye-catching.

Black bodycon mini dress with cap sleeves

black bodycon mini dress with cap sleeves

Now let’s look at a seemingly super simple yet iconic black dress. It is a black cap sleeve bodycon mini dress that looks simple and amazing. A big part of it is that it makes your body proportions look so good. The other is that it looks great without having to show skin. Most importantly, you can wear this simple dress for any type of occasion, from work to cocktail parties to formal events. For the shoes, either black ankle strap heels or silver heels go perfectly with the dress.

Black bodycon dress with neckline

black fitted bodycon dress

Here is a black cap sleeve dress that looks pretty sexy. At the same time, it’s not sexy in a way having those deep V necks that would probably be too much for some of you. The combination with open toe heels with silver ankle strap would make this outfit an elegant and feminine outfit.

Bodycon wrap dress with mustard yellow cap sleeves

Bodycon wrap dress with mustard yellow sleeves

If you want to stand out at a cocktail party without showing your skin, you can draw attention by wearing the mustard yellow color. You can easily wear this bodycon wrap dress with cap sleeves and light pink open toe heels to complete a youthful and cheerful look.

Navy and Red Tribal Printed Breezy Cap Sleeve Dress

airy dress with dark blue and red tribal printed cap sleeves

Cutting the cap sleeves also works really well with a babydoll dress. For example, here is a navy blue and red cap sleeve tribal babydoll dress. To build a breezy and artistic outfit around the dress, you can wear black gladiator sandals and a black felt hat to complete the outfit.

Blue bodycon mini dress with cap sleeves

blue bodycon mini dress with cap sleeves

Similar to the elegant black cap sleeve dress mentioned a little earlier, this royal blue cap sleeve Boydcon dress also makes your proportions look great. To complete this outfit, you can wear it with light pink ankle straps with open toes for an elegant touch.

Black fit flare midi dress

black fit and flared midi dress

For a classy and princess-like look, you can wear a black fit with cap sleeves and a velvet flared midi dress. Not only does the velvet make the dress look deeper, the fit and flare made the dress look so beautiful and elegant. You can simply wear the dress with black open toe heels with ankle straps.

Dark blue velvet cap sleeve bodycon dress

dark blue, figure-hugging velvet dress with cap sleeves

From the previous dress, you can see that velvet and black are a perfect match. Another color that works well with velvet is the dark blue. You can wear this dark blue velvet dress to look elegant and mature. Pair it with black open toe heels to complete the outfit.

Gray two-tone lace and chiffon maxi dress

Gray Two Tone Lace Chiffon Maxi Dress

For a totally feminine look, you can wear a two-tone dress that combines the magic of lace and chiffon. This is a gray two tone maxi dress with lace upper part and chiffon lower part. Simply wear a silver ankle strap with open toes to complete this dreamy look.

Black Sequin Tulle Skater Dress

black sequin tulle skater dress

This dress is also a two tone dress with the upper part being a sequin bodice and the lower part being a tulle pleated mini dress. The dress is very creatively combined with black gladiator sandals.

Burgundy lace maxi dress with gathered waist

burgundy lace maxi dress with gathered waist

To look classy and elegant at a prom or cocktail party, a floor-length dress is often a good choice. As an example of a classic floor length dress, here is a burgundy dress with lace sleeves and a gathered waist. You can wear silver open toe heels and a silver cuff bracelet to add extra elegance to the outfit.

Black and silver mini dress with sequin sleeves

black and silver mini dress with sequin sleeves

One of the reasons to dress well for a cocktail party is to respect the host and the party. The other reason is to have fun and enjoy life. One way to have fun with your dress is to wear a dress with interesting patterns. For example, you can wear this black cap sleeve mini dress which features the interesting tribal pattern of silver sequins. You can easily combine the dress with black or silver heels.

Black striped semi-sheer dress with cap sleeves

black striped, semi-transparent dress with cap sleeves

For a sleek, layered look, you can wear a striped semi-sheer dress with black cap sleeves over a white slip dress. Pair it with black sandals for a feminine touch to complete the outfit.

Mustard yellow cap sleeves off the off the shoulder figure hugging dress

Mustard yellow cap sleeves from a strapless bodycon dress

Technically, cutting outside the shoulder and cutting the cap sleeve cannot coexist. In reality, the strapless cut is slightly adjusted to allow for the combination. As an example of such a unique dress, here is a strapless mustard yellow bodycon dress with cap sleeves and sophisticated and sexy little cutouts. You can simply wear it with light pink strappy heels to complete the outfit.

White Floral Cap Sleeve Fit and Flare Mini Dress

white floral cap sleeve fitted and flared mini dress

For a refreshing and ladylike look, you can simply wear a white floral cap sleeve mini dress. This particular one has a fit and flare that makes the outfit look very airy. You can wear pink open toe heels to complete this adorable and minimal outfit.

As you can see, dresses with cap sleeves look simple and clean. More importantly, they are beautiful and very easy to peel off. I highly recommend you to try the mentioned outfit ideas and expand your outfit game.

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