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We get that strapless gowns and sleeveless cocktail dresses are the usual go-tos for wedding attire, but here’s the thing: It’s winter and we’re cold. All the time. So rather than dealing with a cardigan, jacket or shawl, we’d rather just pick a dress with sleeves to ensure we won’t be freezing all night long. These 32 fancy frocks have the right amount of coverage, so you can focus on just having fun.

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Shopbop

1. MISA Sienna Dress

All this velvet stunner needs is a glittering statement necklace and you’re out the door, ready to celebrate.

Buy it ($299)

Available in sizes XS to L

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2. Tanya Taylor Tabitha Dress

Sequins are a party girl’s best friend.

Buy it ($595)

Available in sizes 0 to 22

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3. Cynthia Rowley Caroline Tiered Maxi Dress

Others might wear floral prints, but theirs won’t be as cool as these funky mini bouquets.

Buy it ($595)

Available in sizes 0 to 10

Anthropologie

4. BHLDN Belize Dress

A little bit boho, a little bit sexy and definitely getting added to cart.

Buy it ($275)

Available in sizes 0 to 18

Nordstrom

5. Tadashi Shoji Sheer Yoke Sequin Cocktail Dress

Get the flattering effect of a strapless dress without the hassle of having to pull it up every two minutes.

Buy it ($288)

Available in sizes 2 to 16

Nordstrom

6. Ted Baker Pearl Floral Off the Shoulder Midi Dress

Just because you want a dress to have sleeves doesn’t mean it also needs to have shoulders.

Buy it ($329)

Available in sizes 00 to 10

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7. Eloquii Sparkle Maxi Dress with Wrap Skirt

This shimmery shade of red is a gorgeous nod to the holidays.

Buy it ($170)

Available in sizes 14 to 28

Nordstrom

8. All in Favor Jacquard Satin Midi Dress

Take your favorite slip dress, add sleeves, et voilà! You’ll end up with a flirty, flowing midi you can also wear a regular bra with.

Buy it ($69)

Available in sizes XS to XL

ASOS

9. ASOS DESIGN Embroidered Wrap Minidress

Sheer sleeves do the trick, while still letting you show off a little skin.

Buy it ($119)

Available in sizes 0 to 14, also available up to size 28

ASOS

10. Hope & Ivy High Neck Midaxi Dress

An open back balances a more demure neckline.

Buy it ($119)

Available in sizes 2 to 12

Nordstrom

11. Leith Pink Leopard Print Long Sleeve Satin Wrap Dress

These miniature pink spots already feel like the life of the party, so get yourself out on the dance floor.

Buy it ($85)

Available in sizes 1X to 4X

Anthropologie

12. BYRON LARS Carissima Sheath Dress

The combination of peekaboo lace, blocking with solid fabric and a dainty ribbon belt helps create the illusion of an hourglass figure (even if you’re straight as a board).

Buy it ($258)

Available in sizes 00 to 26

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13. Wilfred Rhythm Dress

Embrace the subtle ’70s vibes with a pair of platform sandals and a Farrah Fawcett-inspired blowout.

Buy it ($168)

Available in sizes 00 to 12

Torrid

14. Torrid Lace Off Shoulder Maxi Dress

A gorgeous classic with a sexy twist.

Buy it ($97)

Available in sizes 10 to 30

Nordstrom

15. ASTR the Label Floral Print Dress

Be sure to do a few twirls on the dance floor to really get the full effect of this breezy, asymmetrical maxi.

Buy it ($89)

Available in sizes S to XL

Shopbop

16. Retrofete Gabrielle Sequin Robe

Wear this to your cousin’s wedding, a New Year’s Eve soiree and again on your birthday, to really get the most bang for your sequin-covered buck.

Buy it ($369)

Available in sizes XS to L

ASOS

17. ASOS WHITE Marble Print Long Sleeve Dress

Add a matching electric blue ribbon to your ponytail (or even around your waist) to help this unexpected color combo really pop.

Buy it ($114)

Available in sizes 0 to 14

Nordstrom

18. Eliza J Tuxedo Faux Wrap Long Sleeve Gown

Give the groomsmen a run for their money.

Buy it ($188)

Available in sizes 14 to 24

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19. Rebecca Taylor Leopard Metallic Dress

Because if you’re going to wear spots, they might as well be made from shimmering gold.

Buy it ($495)

Available in sizes 00 to 16

Anthropologie

20. Eva Franco Brigitte Embroidered Midi Dress

Like a fall bouquet, but in dress form.

Buy it ($220)

Available in sizes 00 to 16

Needle & Thread

21. Needle & Thread Alaska Minidress

We’ve never seen a sequin dress quite like this one and now we’re fully obsessed. (Psst, it also comes in a gown if the dress code is black tie.)

Buy it ($529)

Available in sizes 0 to 12

ASOS

22. Fashion Union High Neck Midaxi Tea Dress

A keyhole back adds just a touch of sex appeal to this otherwise modest frock.

Buy it ($60)

Available in sizes 2 to 12

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23. Rebecca Taylor Swirl Jacquard Dress

The subtle swirling pattern is reminiscent of trendy zebra print without being quite so wild.

Buy it ($395)

Available in sizes 00 to 16

Nordstrom

24. Tahari Velvet Cocktail Dress

’Tis the fabric of the season, after all.

Buy it ($168)

Available in sizes 14 to 24

Anthropologie

25. Anthropologie Jacquin Embroidered Midi Dress

Stick to fancy flats and colorful statement earrings for a daytime reception, or sport a pair of strappy stilettos and a glittering gold clutch for a more formal evening affair.

Buy it ($260)

Available in sizes 00 to 16

Tanya Taylor

26. Tanya Taylor Pansy Dress

All that ruching at the midsection is great for disguising any lumps or bumps you might be feeling self-conscious about.

Buy it ($545)

Available in sizes 0 to 22

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27. Eloquii Keyhole Neckline Gown

Because sometimes the simplest option is also the most elegant.

Buy it ($120)

Available in sizes 14 to 28

Anthropologie

28. Ro & De Andi Sequined Tee Dress

Velvet and sequins and sleeves? This dress has it all.

Buy it ($160)

Available in sizes XXS to 3X

ASOS

29. Verona High Neck Maxi Dress

A long-sleeve maxi dress splashed with a moody floral print might feel a bit overwhelming for some folks, which is why we especially love the black panels providing contrast at the hem, on the sleeves and at the neckline.

Buy it ($103)

Available in sizes 4 to 12, also available up to size 28

Neiman Marcus

30. Cynthia Rowley Annabelle Charmeuse Wrap Dress

We came for the super-flattering wrap silhouette but stayed for the giant pink bow.

Buy it ($575)

Available in sizes 0 to 10

Nordstrom

31. Rachel Parcell Floral Tiered Chiffon Dress

There’s a very subtle metallic shimmer that elevates this dress from a pretty frock to one that’s worthy of your friend’s big day.

Buy it ($159)

Available in sizes XXS to XXL

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32. Shoshanna Julietta Dress

The ruched skirt gives the same flattering fit as a body-con dress but won’t ride up or leave you to deal with annoying visible panty lines.

Buy it ($440)

Available in sizes 0 to 12 

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