Insomniac Sale Picks: Knee-length Dresses with Elbow Sleeves

*In this late-night feature – which will run on Tuesday and Thursday of each week – I’ll gather up three fun items that are currently on sale online and share them with you! I would LOVE suggestions: Stylish wide-width pumps? Classic v-necked sweaters? Chandelier earrings? Petite dress slacks? What would you like to see featured?*

Lisa requested a few picks for knee-length dresses with elbow sleeves, so here we go:


striped wrap dress

eShakti Stripe Jersey Knit Faux Wrap Dress – was $79.95, now $71.95

I know I’ve said this before but I ADORE eShakti for their knits … but I’m not as wild about their poplins. This dress has wrap detailing, but a nice high neckline and the knee length and elbow sleeves we’re seeking tonight. Would love to see this punched up with red shoes and a bold necklace. Available in sizes 0 – 36W. More elbow-sleeve dresses from eShakti here. Prefer your stripes without the faux wrap? Old Navy has a fit-and-flare dress in four stripe and four solid versions with elbow sleeves, though the hem is a bit above the knee.

talbots ponte dress

Talbots Ponte V-neck Dress – was $119, now $53.99

Talbots is in the middle of its Red Hanger Sale, so there are some serious bargains to be had on office-ready attire. This ponte dress is fantastic for summertime wear, but can be repurposed for colder weather with a jacket and tights. Available in this red as well as green, pale blue, navy or black in sizes 2 – 20, including petite, plus, and petite plus sizes. Size availability varies by color. There’s also a ponte fit-and-flare dress with elbow sleeves and a knee-length hem, though it’s selling out fast! Also love this notch-neck ponte sheath in navy or coral.

athleta dress

Athleta Solstice Tee Dress – was $108, now $65

If you’re seeking a more casual elbow-sleeve dress, this draped and ruched tee dress looks like a winner. It’s definitely form-fitting around the hips and thighs, but reviewers have said it’s roomy up top. Available in this heather mocha as well as heather gray, black, navy, sapphire, or orange in sizes XXS – XL. Also available in tall, petite, and plus sizes. If you like the look but want long sleeves, try the Solstice Cowl Dress instead.

boden printed blue dress

Boden Dorothy Dress – was $148, now $103.60
with code JL60213K

This dress is only available in a few sizes now, but I wanted to include it since it’s got such great details and a cute cut. The ruched v-neck bust will work beautifully on many figures, and the jersey will drape beautifully over the polyester lining. Available in this blue print as well as a black and white version and solid navy in sizes 2 – 18, including some long lengths. Size availability varies by color. This dress has a similar shape and print to the black and white version, and comes in sizes 14W – 22W.

Other not-currently-on-sale resources for knee-length dresses with elbow sleeves:

  1. Land’s End – One of the only vendors that has an entire category for half sleeves. If you’re willing to expand to 3/4 sleeves, you’ll have even more choices.
  2. Nordstrom – You’ll have to dig a bit more, but there are half sleeves mixed into the 3/4-sleeved and short-sleeved options.
  3. eShakti – Many dresses can be customized to have elbow-length sleeves. Styles that come with half sleeves automatically include this chic chambray shirtdress.

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