Exercise the Right to Bare Arms With These 20 Ultra-Airy Sleeveless Blouses

Right now, as you may have noticed, we're really feeling sleeveless things. Blame it on the Northeast region's rising temps, or on those off-the-charts humidity levels—either way, at this point we've pretty much stowed anything that covers more than a few inches of shoulder. Still, if you happen to have an office job of any kind, there's pressure to look polished and put together, even in the dead of summer. And that's precisely why we love sleeveless blouses—whether they're of the button-up or pull-on variety, they have a way of making the rest of our hot-weather outfits look, well, like outfits.

Click through to shop 20 perfect examples that'll look sleek and chic all day—while letting your sun-kissed arms out to play!

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If one of the Middleton sisters doesn't already own this, we'll eat our hat fascinator.


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When temperatures soar, there's nothing like a breezy crossover top to help you keep you cool.


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Proof that you can wear orange and black together without looking like a walking advertisement for Halloween.


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Just a little bit dizzying—kinda like summer itself.
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With an eye-catching print designed by tattoo artist Thomas Hooper, this'll give you all the thrill of getting inked—without the pain or permanence.
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Have yourself a star-spangled summer.
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Sick of the traditional peplum? Try this gorgeous draped bustle-style one instead and instantly fulfill your secret desire to dress like a Louisa May Alcott heroine.
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The light n' breezy, sweltering-weather sister to your favorite long-sleeved breton top.
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Vroom vroom.
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All the look of layering without all the bulk. Perfection.
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Just the right amount of Elizabethan.


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That cutaway back's not for the meek.
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A little bit Chloé, a little bit '70s YSL—and with the price tag of neither.


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We love the '70s quality of this uber-bold blossom print.
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Tucked into a black skater skirt and worn with wedges, it's more appropriate for cocktails than Coachella.


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Classic pastel stripes get a radio-wave makeover.
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Pair with skinny denim or second-skin leather pants for a perfect proportion play.


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A jeweled neckline makes this one dinner-party-ready. Just watch out for spills!


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You've tried color-blocking and texture-blocking—but what about floral-blocking? It's time, folks. It's time.