It's no secret that I love sheath and shift dresses. Many of these dresses, however, are sleeveless, and since cardigans are a pain in the bottom for me to find, dresses with some kind of sleeve really come in handy. Since it's summer, a nice cap-sleeved dress would really be a great addition to my wardrobe (just imagine, okay, since I can't shop).
Cap-sleeves are just a tad less revealing that a sleeveless dress. The sleeve only covers the top, while the underarm portion is the same as a sleeveless, hence the name "cap-sleeve." These are a great way to aerate (you know what I mean) while still maintaining enough modesty for the office. My only beef about cap-sleeves: different retailers categorize them at "sleeveless" and "short sleeve," meaning you have browse all of their dresses to find all the cap-sleeve options (some are labeled "cap-sleeve" but not all).
Here are some of my picks. I love the volume in the skirt on this Evan Piccone dress. I would also look belted (thick or thin).
I love the A-line skirt on this one, and it has a a really neat placket (click through for the close-ups).
The print and the knot at the waist make this work number super-forgiving, even after a big lunch.
I love the fun bow detail...I think the smile comes with the dress.
Are you a cap-sleeve kind of girl or is it more black and white (err, sleeveless and short-sleeve) for you?