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The Range: Flutter Sleeve Dresses

One of my favorite looks for wedding is a flutter-sleeve dress.  It’s playful, feminine, and a lot of fun to dance in.  And even in a dark color like navy or black, it still has a lightness to it.

Corner Office

Shoshanna Ophelia V-Neck Crepe Dress ($440)

Cubicle Farm

Ralph Lauren Button Shoulder Dress ($155)

Front Desk

Bobeau Savoy Flutter Dress ($40)


Avenue Plus Size Flutter Sleeve Dress ($99)

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  1. KCV says:

    For women who have athletic arms (even actually toned), flutter sleeves are NOT attractive.

    February 10, 2022/Reply
    • Sara says:

      *eye roll*

      February 10, 2022/Reply
    • Mary says:

      Why is that? I have toned arms and while my personal preference is for something that shows off my delts, I think all sleeves look good on me.

      February 10, 2022/Reply
    • Maddy says:

      A suggestion – next time you decide to post something like this, maybe try using “I” statements. If you have athletic arms and personally don’t find flutter sleeves flattering to wear, just say that. Even if you want to keep your broader statement about flutter sleeves being unattractive for all athletic arms, framing it as something you believe at least acknowledges that it’s a personal opinion and not fact.

      February 10, 2022/Reply
    • Brit says:

      THIS IS SO TRUE! I always think it’s going to show off my arms, but it hides the cut of my shoulders and frames the thicker bicep!!

      February 10, 2022/Reply
    • ML says:

      1st – no such thing as toned
      2nd – wear what you like

      That is all

      February 10, 2022/Reply
  2. Amanda says:

    Wow, I love the Shoshanna dress. I have not worn that brand since my 20s (mostly via Rent the Runway). Time for another look!

    February 10, 2022/Reply
  3. JGC says:

    I’m on the fence about flutter sleeves – they look attractive on the models, but I’m unsure whether they’re appropriate for those over 35 regardless of arm ton/size.

    February 10, 2022/Reply