Holy heat wave! How’s the temperature in your hometown? We’re hoping it breaks soon, but some level of heat and humidity is sure to last through summer. Going sleeveless is a no-brainer in this weather, but if you don’t love showing your arms, staying cool can be tough—even the lightest short-sleeve tee can cling and stick.
Because we get enough sticky from popsicle-carrying kiddos, we pulled two shoulder-baring looks that give you the breezy feel of a tank while still providing some arm coverage. Toweya, EVEREVE stylist and mom of two, needed something casual, cool and playful—to match her personality—for a few outdoor get-togethers last weekend and agreed to wear-test our picks, despite self-described “not Michelle Obama arms.” Her verdict? “Girl, I got this.” Let’s dive into her summer outfits that cover arms!
Show a Peek of Shoulder
Just like your best dance moves, the key to rocking it without going all the way sleeveless is all in the shoulders—and our Michael Stars jumpsuit shows just enough. The back-in-stock bestseller lets a breeze in and gives your look an edge without over-exposing your upper body. A step up from shorts for backyard parties and an effortless solution on hot days when you just can’t with anything more complicated, you’ll live in this easy jumpsuit all summer.
Shop the look: Michael Stars Jumpsuit
Bare Both Shoulders
Go just a little further and let both of your shoulders get some sun. Our Allison Joy striped top covers the widest part of your arms while accentuating and framing your décolletage—flattering on everyone! Lightweight cotton keeps you cool while you catch up over kabobs, and the thinner elastic ensures the neckline stays in place (no annoying riding up). We love the washed stripes for a soft pop of color. Wear it with statement earrings and our Paige skinnies and the grill won’t be the only thing smokin’.
Shop the look: Allison Joy Top | Paige Jeans | Kenneth Cole Heels
Fit and sizing: Toweya is 5’8″ and wears size S jumpsuits and dresses, S/M tops, size 28 jeans and size 10 shoes.
What to Wear Over a Sleeveless Dress
Whether you’re attending a wedding or going to a summer happy hour with the girls, you may be wondering how to cover your arms when wearing a sleeveless dress. At EVEREVE, we love ruanas, shackets, and shawls for stylish and light coverage when we need it most.
Find Your Favorite Summer Look With EVEREVE
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