Sleeves continue to be a huge commercial success this season and the retailers haven’t found a ceiling for investing in them.
WF team has tracked down 10 best statement sleeves to secure this season.
1. Bell Sleeves:
Fitted on the shoulder and flaring out wide toward the wrist, the bell sleeve is the same as it always was, yet totally different. The new bell sleeve is modern and utterly chic. From sleek dresses to cool tops and even quirky knits, bell sleeves add a unique dose of fashion to even the simplest of outfits. Extra-wide flares, ones made of modern, structured materials, flares that tie at the elbow and ruffle designs are all key styles to buy this season. Pair it with your denim and canvas shoes to complete the look.
2. Balloon Sleeves:
Sleeves that are puffed up to be short and wide. The round style is gathered at the end, so the overall shape resembles a semi-deflated balloon. The voluminous style looks particularly great when paired with a fitted bodice and worn with cropped, straight or wide-leg pants. This is a good option for those looking for practicability of long sleeves as the puff is neatly pulled in well before hitting the wrist.
3. Off-shoulder Sleeves:
This sexy style provides a daring yet delicate flash of skin at the shoulders that’s both feminine and eye-catching. Perfect for sunny days spent sipping cocktails, these statement sleeves make it feel like you’re on a holiday every day. So, whether you’re actually on vacation or simply dreaming of the day, off-the-shoulder tops and dresses should definitely be on high rotation in your closet. While there are many types of off-the-shoulder styles to choose from, our favorites designs are with soft fabrics, pretty ruffles, and lovely patterns. Pick your own favorite style and wear it all season long.
4. Ruffle Sleeves:
This season, looking forward to the Spring and Pre-Fall collections—the ruffle is the game-changing flourish on dresses, sleeves, and even otherwise sedate trousers. It adds softness to tailoring, movement to minimalist offerings, and always, always a sense of charm and drama, which is essential to survive the holidays. This style of sleeves have three tiers to complement the natural point of arm, try to stick to neutral colors or white.
5. Pleated Sleeves:
This style of sleeves add a bit of texture to your top half and serve a great excuse to wear two piece dress to any formal event. The key is to use sheer light fabric to give a weightless and lighter look.
6. Bishop Sleeves:
This style compliment the outfits to which they belong while remaining a standout feature in their own right. The style, which balloons out toward the lower arm before gathering into a cuff at the wrist, looks best in sheer fabrics such as chiffon and lace designs. As for how this statement sleeve should be styled, there are two equally chic ways. The first embraces the relaxed, bohemian aesthetic of the sleeves, carrying the style, and fabric, through the entire outfit. The second juxtaposes the loose sleeves with sharp designs and clean fabrics to keep the look modern and more tailored.
7. Extra-long Sleeves:
They make a cool “rough around the edges” statement for many fashion week outfits of late. These sleeves have taken their place on button-up shirts, delicate tops, casual knitwear and even glamorous dresses as they continue to dominate the world of street style. Like other statement pieces, extra-long sleeves tend to look best when paired with basic items, so wear yours with a simple pair of blue jeans or black pants. Also, remember always wear them with heels.
8. Cold-shoulder Sleeves:
Perfect for women who like to bare a little less skin, cold-shoulder designs feature a flash of skin just on the tops of arms. Appearing like a regular design with cutouts at the shoulders, cold-shoulder sleeves are modern and chic. Despite being less impact than off-the-shoulder designs, cold-shoulder sleeves have the benefit of being more practical. This style looks more practical and gorgeous when paired with long, flowing silhouettes.
9. Split Sleeves:
Over sized split sleeve is the style gaining popularity this season. As the fabric moves a spit can be seen running the length of the underarm to the wrist opening doors for all sorts of compliments.
10. Printed Sleeves:
Bring back color and life to your wardrobe this summer with a few key patterned pieces. Remember mixing prints can create most unforgettable patterns which cannot pass being un-noticed.
With a large variety of options this season, you can either go too long or three-quarter-length. Shorter sleeves give you a chance to reveal your statement jewelry, including chain bracelets, golden cuffs, or your favorite watch. Be confident and make a statement.