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How to Style a Dolman Sleeve Top

Post by Lindsay Unick

pink dolman sleeve sweater and jeans

We’ve all been there–those days where you stare into the abyss of your closet and are at a total loss for what to wear that day. What if we told you we’d found the perfect solution for those nothing-to-wear days? No, it’s not too good to be true. The dolman sleeve top is one of our most popular pieces and for a good reason. It pairs with everything, flatters all body types and is basically a magical unicorn shirt spreading sunshine and rainbows to wardrobes everywhere.

We chatted with our stylists for expert tips on how to style a dolman sleeve top along all the details on when and where to wear this essential piece.

  1. At The Office
  2. Sunday Brunch
  3. Running Errands
  4. Low-Key Weekend
  5. Date Night

1. At the Office

“We all know shopping for work clothes can be difficult. Finding pieces that help you easily transition from day to night or weekday to weekend is all about building a foundation for your wardrobe. The Dolman Top is one of those pieces! A statement necklace and cozy cardigan add a fun, layered touch to your professional ensemble. Finish your look with a tote to store any essentials you need to take on the day.”

Alyssa B.


2. Sunday Brunch

“A dolman sleeve top is so versatile and can easily be dressed up or down. If you’re heading to brunch, try pairing it with a trendy faux suede moto jacket and white denim. There’s no doubt that this look will have all your friends asking where you got your outfit from. Now, who’s ready for a mimosa?!”

Allysa P.


3. Running Errands

“While you’re running around working on your to-do list, it’s important to be in a fuss-free outfit that can move with you throughout your day. Pair the dolman with a distressed denim jacket, a comfortable pair of shorts and accessorize with earrings and a purse for a totally put-together look. With an outfit that’s this effortless, getting ready will be the easiest thing you cross off your list.”

Scott D.


4. Low-Key Weekend

“Sometimes, less is more! Try pairing the dolman with distressed boyfriend jeans and a simple cardigan for a casual-cool look. Whether you’re settling in to start a new book or relaxing with a cup of coffee, the relaxed silhouettes and cozy textures make it a comfortable outfit you’ll reach for over and over again.”

Josee S.


5. Chill Date Night

“For a chill night out, start with the elevated dolman and layer a chic jacket over it for some extra edge. Then, throw on some dark wash skinnies and finish your look with a statement clutch to add a bit of texture to your outfit. The best part is, this ensemble works for many occasions, whether you’re heading to a concert or enjoying a dinner out.”

Lauren F.  


Well there you have it, five different tips for on how to style a dolman sleeve top. Now that you have so many tips and tricks up your dollman sleeve, the challenge will be planning out your outfits throughout the week to try them all. Request one in your Style Edit today! 

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