The Bell Sleeve Trend is Everywhere
It’s official: everybody is wearing statement sleeves. Bell shaped or simply huge, embroidered, oversized, theatrical, exaggerated: sleeves become the focus of the whole outfit.
What’s delightful about this trend, is that it’s sexy without going overboard, head-turning but wearable, fresh and new but also good for any age.
So how does one make a statement with such an unusual part of the outfit? By choosing sleeves big and even bigger, playing with bare shoulders or contrasting volumes, and by making sure we see the sleeves immediately, like in the examples below.
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The White Shirt
How can an item as perfect as the white shirt be re-designed, or re-interpreted in a modern way? By changing its sleeves dramatically.
The Naked Shoulders
Short on top long on the sleeves for n unexpected contrast.
Any length suits the new sleeves, decorated with elastic, knots or, simply, a lot of fabric.
Simple and classic in black, the turtleneck gets a revamp with bell sleeves.
Rihanna loves this trend and wears it beautifully in Dior; Blake Lively uses it to mask her belly.
The Bridal Gown
For more examples of beautiful dramatic sleeves and details, check out Best Off-the-Shoulders Looks.