I’m always excited to see the sun, but if you prefer to keep your arms covered up, it can come with a sense of dread.
Nearly all summer tops are sleeveless or strappy, but I promise it’s possible to find long-sleeve tops that don’t leave you sweating through them in the heat.
The sun isn’t always shining here in the UK, so there are plenty of opportunities to wear long-sleeve tops comfortably without feeling overdressed.
Whatever the reason you want to cover your arms, be it religion, scars or simply self-consciousness, there are plenty of tops, tees, shirts and blouses available to suit your needs.
The most important thing to look for when shopping for tops that won’t leave you sweating are lightweight materials like cotton and linen. A good way to cover up your arms is to wear open shirts over tank tops, or opt for crop tops with high-waisted bottoms.
If you’re comfortable to show off your legs, try shorts or opt for midi or maxi skirts if you want keep your skin covered. You can add chic accessories, a pair of summer sandals and of course, a straw bag.
Here are 17 of our favourites, from Zara, Mango, & Other Stories and more.
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Shop long-sleeve tops
Denim oversized shirt in green co-ord, £36, ASOS DESIGN – buy now
Soft long-sleeve top, £15, Monki – buy now
Voluminous Crop Top, £55, & Other Stories – buy now
Dionne Blanket Stripe Cardigan, £125, Kitri – buy now
Nikita Blouse, now £161, Olivia Rubin – buy now
Smocked top, £17.99, H&M+ – buy now
Residence Shirt, £69, Ghospell – buy now
La chemise Mejean cropped shirt, £345, Jacquemus – buy now
Deep Scoop-Back Top, £25, Arket – buy now
Cropped cotton top, £29.99, Zara – buy now
Linen shirt, £59, Cos – buy now
Decorative seam T-shirt, £29.99, Mango – buy now
Oversized Button Down Shirt, now £101, SZ Blockprints – buy now
Minnie Knit Top, £80, Reformation – buy now
Lulu Shirt, £89, Never Fully Dressed – buy now
Long-sleeved linen jersey top, £17.99, H&M – buy now
Embroidered-design puff shirt, £161, Rixo – buy now