10 Off-the-Shoulder Tops and Dresses That *Don't* Restrict Your Arms

Because pretending you're a T.Rex is only fine until you have to reach for something.

"Suffer for fashion, but don't let it take away your full range of motion," we like to say. Here, we've rounded up 10 off-the-shoulder tops and dresses that won't leave indentations on your upper arms or prevent you from swinging a proper right hook, should push come to shove.

1 of 10
Courtesy
Aritzia

The whole shirt is stretchy, so there's no need for an elastic band just at the top to hold things up.

$23, aritzia.com.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
2 of 10
Courtesy
Boohoo

On the other hand, the sleeves and bodice on this one are blouse-y enough to make raising your arms not excruciating. You could even wear it under a jacket, which is a BFD if you've ever had the neckline ride up uncomfortably around your ears.

$26, boohoo.com.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
3 of 10
Courtesy
Carolina Constas

Big sleeves and pink FTW.

$495, net-a-porter.com.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
4 of 10
Courtesy
Zara

Spaghetti straps are another solution because mo arm, mo freedom.

$30, zara.com.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
5 of 10
Courtesy
Front Row Shop

Bonus: the slimming optical illusion.

$36, frontrowshop.com.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
6 of 10
Courtesy
H&M

May we suggest one of these as a pairing?

$25, hm.com.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
7 of 10
Courtesy
Johanna Ortiz

::spends hour trying to tie regular button-down like this::

$965, net-a-porter.com.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
8 of 10
Courtesy
New Revival

Styling tip: Talk with as many grand arm gestures as possible to make the most of the balloon sleeves.

$95, pixiemarket.com.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
9 of 10
Courtesy
Topshop

Love the baby frills.

$24, topshop.com.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
10 of 10
Courtesy
Zara

Keep in mind that with elasticated shoulders, you can position the sleeves up and down your arms to change the neckline.

$26, zara.com.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
More From Fashion