17 long-sleeve tops you can wear in summer

...and beyond.
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We’re always excited to see the sun, but if you prefer to keep your arms covered up, it can present some difficulty when it comes to finding summer tops that don’t look out of place.

Many are sleeveless, strappy or short-sleeved, but it’s possible to wear long-sleeve tops that don’t leave you sweating through them in the heat. Plus, 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.

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Whatever the reason you want to cover your arms, be it religious reasons, scars or simply self-consciousness, there are plenty of tops, tees, shirts and blouses available to suit your needs. Arket’s colour-pop linen shirts are lightweight, while GANNI’s organza blouse is ideal for occasion-wear that keeps you covered. & Other Stories has a selection of adorable feminine tops in pastel hues too, and there are countless other long-sleeve shirts in summery shades.

If you’re comfortable to show off your legs, team your tops with shorts, or opt for midi or maxi skirts to 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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Ruched detail top - Medium plane

Ruched Detail Top, £19.99, Mango – buy now

Fitted Floral Motif Cut Out Top & other stories

Fitted Floral Motif Cut Out Top, £55, & Other Stories – buy now

Black zebra print tie front blouse River Island

Black Zebra Print Tie Front Blouse, £32, River Island – buy now

Cloudburst Eddie Long Sleeve Tee Reformation

Cloudburst Eddie Long Sleeve Tee, £50, Reformation – buy now


Oversized Linen Shirt, £59, Cos – buy now


Printed Shirt, £49.99, Zara – buy now

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Soft long-sleeve top Monki

Soft Long-sleeve Top, £10, Monki – buy now

Gingham Shirt with Frill Collar - Yellow Neon Rose Store

Gingham Shirt with Frill Collar, £28, Neon Rose Store – buy now

Daisy Top Ghost

Daisy Top, £69, Ghost – buy now

Brown Leopard Sia Shirt Never Fully Dressed

Brown Leopard Sia Shirt, £69, Never Fully Dressed – buy now

Lightweight Linen Shirt Arket

Lightweight Linen Shirt, £55, Arket – buy now

Floaty Sleeve Square Neck Top in Light Blue Omnes

Floaty Sleeve Square Neck Top in Light Blue, £45, Omnes – buy now

Floral-print puff-sleeve organza top

Floral-print Puff-sleeve Organza Top, £215, GANNI at Matches Fashion – buy now

Landscape Oversized Shirt Ghospell

Landscape Oversized Shirt, £62, Ghospell – buy now

Striped polo shirt with pleat detail - Mango

Striped Polo Shirt with Pleat Detail, £35.99, Mango – buy now


Satin Tie-dye Shirt, £27.99, Zara – buy now

Long-Sleeved T-Shirt Arket

Long-Sleeved T-Shirt, £17, Arket – buy now

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