The perfect dress is one that can be worn time and time again, no matter what the season. If you’re searching for a look that will last a lifetime, our selection of women’s designer dresses you can wear all year round will help you discover that perfect piece.
As we switch from warmer summer weather to the cooler climates of autumn and winter, look no further than our range of long-sleeved dresses. Ideal for cooler days to both dress up and dress down, a long-sleeved dress will be your wardrobe saviour no matter the occasion.
The Little Black Dress
The ‘little black dress’, or LBD as it's known, is a classic for a reason. The Ted Baker Neyda draped jersey dress in black is the perfect example of a versatile black dress you can wear for work, Friday night drinks or a casual catch up with friends. With its flattering draped waistline and long-sleeves, you can switch up your look with a stylish scarf and coat in the winter, or dress up with a pair of heels and killer accessories. Worn with boots or flats, a little black long sleeved dress is a must for any woman’s ‘year-round’ wardrobe.
‘70s Chic Dresses
The 1970s are back with a vengeance with retro silhouettes and styles returning as the hottest trend both on and off the catwalk. However, this is a trend that’s bound to stick around for the foreseeable future with flowing tiered skirts, peasant style necklines, ruffles and billowing flared sleeves being ideal for any season. The French Connection Eloise midi shirt dress boasts a vibrant floral pattern that can work in both winter or summer, with an ultra feminine and relaxed silhouette that’s effortlessly chic. Pair with ankle boots and opaque tights for sleek and sophisticated autumn style, or go relaxed and pair with some stylish sunglasses and comfortable sandals.
Contemporary Yet Casual Dresses
If something modern is more to your taste, there’s also many laid-back cool casual long-sleeve dresses you can introduce to your wardrobe. Versatile, well-crafted and with plenty of style longevity, a simple above-the-knee long-sleeved dress is the ultimate fashion staple. Pair with strappy heels and a leather jacket for after work dinner with the girls, pumps and a blazer for a day at the office or throw on a cosy overcoat and knee-high boots for an outdoor walk.
Adding coloured accessories will also transform your look with each wear. The Barbour International Picton Ribbed Dress is the perfect day dress you can wear effortlessly all year round, and can be livened up with coloured tights, trend-led belts, a chic scarf or statement jewellery.
The Timeless Cocktail Dress
Occasion dressing all-year round can be challenging, but with the right year-round dress you can find a piece that will work whatever the season. Long-sleeved styles can work just as well in the autumn as they would in the spring, so long as you opt for a timeless feel. The Joseph Ribkoff Silky Knit wrap dress is perfect in any weather thanks to its luxurious draped silk style, and fluttery sequin studded chiffon sleeves which add a touch of elegant, ethereal magic. The midnight blue hue makes it an optimal choice under the twinkling lights of a Christmas party, as well as a sophisticated ensemble for a summer wedding.
Browse our full collection of ladies long-sleeved dresses at Robert Goddard for styles that will look great at any time of year. Why not check out our selection of women’s shoes and accessories to help transform your look and breathe a fresh lease of life into your favourite piece for the new season?