How To Pull Off Statement Sleeves

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This season has been all about the statement sleeve and this trend looks set to stay with us well into SS17. We have done the hard work for you and picked out the top three attention grabbing sleeves that we feel are worth investing in.

The Bell Sleeve

Bell sleeves are close fitting around your shoulders and then they flare out as they go down towards your wrists. It was once only spotted on boho style pieces but the bell sleeve has now been given a chic, modern update. This extra wide flare gives a flamboyant look and is perfect for those who love to stand out. When wearing a bell sleeve make sure that the rest of your outfit is quite minimal and a neutral palette works best.

The Ruffle Sleeve

Ruffle sleeves are a fun look and come in a range of sizes and variations so they are a great style to go for if you only want a hint of the trend. The ruffles can cover your whole sleeve or just start from your elbows. They look great worn with cropped straight leg trousers or jeans and a pair of ankle boots.


The Off The Shoulder Sleeve

This style was absolutely everywhere last summer as it is just so easy to wear. It lets you flash a little bit of skin while still allowing you to look stylish and feminine. The off the shoulder look is perfect as the weather gets warmer and there are many different styles to choose from. Pick between a subtle cut out or a completely off the shoulder look. The off the shoulder sleeve looks great whether it is on a casual top, shirt or summer dress which makes this trend the easiest to fit right into your wardrobe.


Gemma Dorling
Gemma Dorling
Gemma is a fashion writer contributing to magazines and online sites. She also writes her own fashion blog In her spare time she enjoys reading, running and finding new places to eat.