Dresses With Sleeves That Don't Look Too Mature

Q. I am attending a military ball. I have no idea what I should wear. I don’t want to be underdressed, but I also don’t want to look over dressed either. Also, I am a modest dresser. I like my dresses to have sleeves, basically. I am only 22, and the majority of modest dresses that I find look like they’re made for 50 year olds. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks.

A. You’re in luck! There are plenty of modest, yet stylish, dresses available this season, whether you are attending a military ball or a holiday soiree. Depending on your comfort level, the key to looking youthful is to show a little skin, whether it’s a scoop neck, some leg in the form of a shorter dress or even a sheer fabric that shows skin while still covering up. Also look for touches of metallic or sparkle that add stylish flair.

There’s no need to worry about being too overdressed or underdressed with these picks:

  • alexisq

    I have been trying different dress silhouettes too, which is why I am thrilled that Hautelook.com has an upcoming sale (December 18th) with Vera Wang’s Lavender Label, which is full of fun, embellished designs. The sale is going to be like 70% off retail. I can’t wait to score a dress for my Holiday Party!!!!!

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