Recent fashion weeks have seen a transformation in bell sleeves. Modern bell sleeves are chic and sophisticated, fitted on the shoulders and flaring at the wrists. Bell sleeves on chic dresses, tops, and knits have moved away from bohemian roots.
2. Bishop Sleeves: Soft and Feminine Elegance
Bishop sleeves are feminine and soft, unlike bell sleeves. These sleeves balloon out to the lower arm and cuff at the wrist, usually on dresses. Bishop sleeves, especially in sheer fabrics like chiffon and lace, complement the outfit while standing out.
3. Flounce Sleeves: Subtle Femininity Unleashed
Flounce sleeves are a more feminine alternative to bell sleeves. Flounce sleeves are unique because a circular-cut fabric piece creates a delightful ruffle. Both small, lightly flared designs and dramatic sleeves with large flounces are bold.
4. Ruffle Sleeves: Loud, Fun, and Attention-Loving
Ruffle sleeves make a statement. Bold sleeves stand out. Ruffle sleeves of various sizes and amounts were shown at Spring/Summer 2017 fashion shows. Choose minimal black-and-white colours to look chic.
5. Extra-Long Sleeves: Making a Bold Statement
Despite their impracticality, extra-long sleeves are trendy. These bold, stretched-out sleeves have defined many fashion week outfits. Button-up shirts, delicate tops, casual knitwear, and glamorous dresses look “rough around the edges” with long sleeves.
6. Off-the-Shoulder Sleeves: Daring Yet Delicate
Off-the-shoulder sleeves are still popular because they show off skin delicately. Holiday-inspired sleeves for sunny days and cocktails. Off-shoulder tops and dresses should be a staple in your wardrobe regardless of vacation plans.
7. Cold-Shoulder Sleeves: Modern and Chic
Along with off-shoulder sleeves, cold-shoulder styles are popular. Modern and chic cold-shoulder sleeves with arm cutouts are for those who like modesty. Cold-shoulder sleeves are stylish and supportive from the bodice top and looser sleeves.
8. Layered Sleeves: Stylish Sophistication
Layered sleeves show how to make regular sleeves stand out. As stylish as bell and ruffle sleeves, layered sleeves require careful colour, fabric, length, and shape. Choose neutrals or similar shades in different tones for a cohesive colour palette.
9. Fur Sleeves: Cozy Elegance for Chilly Day
Fur sleeves add character to any outfit, making them ideal for cold weather. Luxurious texture draws attention. Fur-sleeved coats are chic in winter. Wear fur sleeves with simple fabrics to avoid texture clashes. Beat the cold and stand out with this look.
10. Balloon Sleeves: Playful Proportion
The balloon sleeve is the final addition. Puffed, short, and wide, this sleeve gathers like a semi-deflated balloon. Its voluminous design contrasts with other statement sleeves. Balloon sleeves look great with fitted bodices and cropped, straight or wide-leg trousers.
Top Fashion Trends from Haute Couture Fashion Week