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.
Ruched Detail Top, £19.99, Mango – buy now
Fitted Floral Motif Cut Out Top, £55, & Other Stories – buy now
Black Zebra Print Tie Front Blouse, £32, River Island – buy now
Cloudburst Eddie Long Sleeve Tee, £50, Reformation – buy now
Oversized Linen Shirt, £59, Cos – buy now
Printed Shirt, £49.99, Zara – buy now
Soft Long-sleeve Top, £10, Monki – buy now
Gingham Shirt with Frill Collar, £28, Neon Rose Store – buy now
Daisy Top, £69, Ghost – buy now
Brown Leopard Sia Shirt, £69, Never Fully Dressed – buy now
Lightweight Linen Shirt, £55, Arket – buy now
Floaty Sleeve Square Neck Top in Light Blue, £45, Omnes – buy now
Floral-print Puff-sleeve Organza Top, £215, GANNI at Matches Fashion – buy now
Landscape Oversized Shirt, £62, Ghospell – buy now
Striped Polo Shirt with Pleat Detail, £35.99, Mango – buy now
Satin Tie-dye Shirt, £27.99, Zara – buy now
Long-Sleeved T-Shirt, £17, Arket – buy now
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