Evening Dresses That Offer More Coverage Most evening dresses show quite a bit of skin. Not in a tacky way, of course, but the classic silhouette for an evening gown is full length, with bare arms, shoulders and decolletage. The reason for this is quite simple: for most women, these are their best parts, so it makes sense to highlight those in evening attire. However, some women do prefer more coverage, even when it comes to evening wear. Maybe you’re a little older and feel that more coverage is best, or maybe you’re a bit self conscious about exposing your upper arms. This is completely understandable, and we do carry several styles that you can choose from that offer more coverage than traditional evening gowns. This Black Lace Evening Dress comes with short sleeves and a matching shawl, and so it offers more coverage than sleeveless styles. It’s a beautiful, elegant design, so even with more coverage you will still look very elegant. We also love this Sage Tier Evening Dress. Subtle yet glamorous, it offers good coverage while still being appropriate for the most formal events. Whatever evening dress you choose, remember that most of our evening dresses come with a matching bolero, jacket or shawl, so regardless of the style you choose, you can adjust the amount of coverage you get.