Cocktail dresses are some of the most popular dresses in today's women fashion. The reason for the large popularity and audience is that these dresses have the ability to be worn at many different occasions. From casual outfits to very formal occasions, you can have the perfect outfit as long as you fit the proper cocktail dress. A very popular type of cocktail dress is one that has sleeves. This type of dress is a very classic, timeless look that is great for any occasion and great for plus size women for a number of reasons. Cocktail dresses with sleeves are very popular for plus size women because it is very flattering to their arms. Most plus size woman carry extra weight and size around their arms and chest so it is best to avoid dresses that are strapless or halter top. The reason is that it shows the extra skin and size which is not a flattering look, but choosing a sleeved cocktail dress will be a much better option. There are many styles for sleeved dresses to choose from. The most common sleeves are full length that are slim against the arms but there are also other types of these sleeves. Other sleeves are 1/2 or very short sleeves. There are also some sleeves called Juliet sleeves which are tight from the shoulder to the elbow which it then becomes much more loose. This is a very classic, Renaissance style that is great looking on many woman. Dresses with sleeves are very common in professional workplaces. Many places such as law firms or other professional firms and settings find it unprofessional for sleeveless dresses or other types that show too much skin. Having a dress with sleeves is great to keep things stylish yet acceptable in a professional workplace. There are many options for dresses from sleeved to sleeveless, strapless, or collared for example. You can also dress down or dress up many of these dresses with certain accessories. Having more, bigger sized accessories such as jewelry will make the outfit much more casual. For a more chic style, you should have accessories that are very subtle and simple in design. The simplicity in the design is what makes an outfit stylish. Lastly, always try not to follow trends and fashion "rules" but make outfits and styles that are to your own unique personality to stand out.