While there is no question that a long sleeve dress can usually make you look very elegant and mature, there are times when you actually want to look a little more refreshing and breezy. In that case, there are two immediate choices: the sleeveless dress and the short sleeve dress. Both are very obviously some good options. But today, I am going to focus on the latter, which is usually easier to pull off as it doesn’t require you to show as much arm and skin. To show you how to style it, I have collected some really nice short sleeve dress outfit ideas to hopefully inspire you to come up with your own ideas. Let’s check them out now.
White Lace Short Sleeve Babydoll Mini Dress
To kick start this list of refreshing and attractive outfit ideas, I am going to show you a beautiful outfit that you can wear for 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 pale pink leather heels to complete the outfit with a ladylike touch.
Green Short Sleeve Crew Neck Mini Shift Dress
This is a much more casual and refreshing outfit that you can both wear as a street outfit or a borderline cocktail party outfit. To form this outfit, you can wear a green short slleve crew neck t shirt dress with a some long and subtle gold necklaces. Pair the dress with a pair of matching grey open toe heels to complete the look.
Black Semi-Sheer Short Sleeve Sheath Mini Dress
To look low-key sexy, you don’t really need to show much skin if you don’t want to. A good example is to wear a black short sleeve mini sheath dress that has 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
Now, here is another low-key sexy look. Yet, this one requires you to show just a little bit of skin. To achieve this look, simply wear a blue denim off the shoulder short sleeve mini shift dress to show your shoulders and collarbones. Pair it with a pair of pale pink heeled sandals to complete the outfit femininely.
White Short Sleeve Fit and Flare Mini Floral Printed Dress
This is a very attractive vintage outfit that can make your stand out from the crowd in a semi-formal event or a cocktail party. To form this look, wear a white floral printed short fit and flare mini dress that has an intense vintage feel. Pair the dress with pale pink pointed toe heels to wrap up the look.
Black and White Polka Dot V Neck Mini Shift Dress
Speaking of looking vintage, it is very difficult to top a polka dot dress. In this case, the dress here is a black and white v neck polka dat mini shift dress that is made of chiffon to express the super breezy feel. Pair the dress with a pair of black ballet heels to look elegant and clean.
Black and White Striped Short Sleeve Mini Shift 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 purse to look smart and clean.
Blush Pink and Black Belted Floral Printed Knee Length Dress
This is a slightly more mature look that also allows you to look tall and lean thanks to the belted design. In detail, the dress is a black and blush pink floral printed belted knee length dress that is slightly flared. You can simply wear it with a pair of black ballet heels to look lean and ladylike.
Black and Blush Star Printed V Neck Maxi Short Sleeve Dress
To form this artistic and attractive outfit, you can wear a short sleeve black and pink star-printed maxi shift dress as the focal point of your outfit. Pair it with a pair of black heeled sandals. Now, add a black felt hat into the mix to provide that nifty artistic touch that can separate you from the crowd.
Black and White Checkered Belted Short Sleeve Mini Dress with Collar Shirt
This is a very unique and attractive layered outfit. The trick is to wear a white collar shirt under a dress like this black and white belted checker mini dress here. For the rest of the outfit, you can simply wear a pair of black ballet heels and a black leather purse to complete this beautiful black and white look.
Black and White Random Striped Short Sleeve Mini Shift Dress
This is not just another black and white striped dress. It is a cool looking t shirt dress that has randomly spaced striped details. You can pair this stylish dress with white sneakers to form a super casual outfit that is perfect for casual hangouts. Or you can look slightly more elegant by wearing black ballet heels.
Teal Blue Mini T Shirt Dress with White Sneakers
For a simple and clean look that can make you look low-key attractive and approachable, choosing the right color is the key. In this case, a teal t shirt dress is chosen and it does look really nice especially with those stylish bracelets. Pair the dress with white sandals to add a refreshing touch.
Blush Pink Short Sleeve T Shirt Dress with Matching Baseball Cap
To look more ladylike, there is no easier way other than to wearing something 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 to match with the rest of the outfit perfectly.
Here are the short sleeve dress 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 for you in the above list.