The Spring Sleeve

This season is all about the statement sleeves –fun, dramatic and eye-catching

In 2016, we saw the off-shoulder top and athleisure trend ace the catwalks and it seems like the commencement of this season is with thetrumpet sleeve. Usually skinny through the bicep, the sleeve eventually bells out around the elbow, giving it more volume towards the end opening. However, designers have taken the silhouette to their creative space and bestowed distinctive modes of the same. Choose your pick to appear on the fashion foot front and relish on the admiration.

The added bonus: With the sun reaching out to us and making us sweat in our stylish outfits, this particular trend comes to the rescue and lets you breathe through the arm whilst protecting you from the harmful UV rays. Yes, this means less worrying on the splash of sunscreen and finally rejoicing through the sunny days. Nonetheless, it promises to stick by you with a little breeze at night and accompany you till the end of the day.

The key to embracing the statement sleeves has two opposing alternatives.

The first is to contrast the supersize effect by scaling down the rest of your outfit and letting the upper dominate the entire look. This would entail pairing the selected chic top with skinny jeans, slim trousers or a midi length pencil skirt. In addition to this, stick to neutral tones to balance the drama and let the sleeve do the talking. Achieve effortless trendy by slipping into a dress with the sleeve element that just needs a pair of your favored footwear to head out.

On the other hand, for the unconventional fashionista, opting for culottes or a ruffled skirt will embody the oversized proportion and is sure to turn heads. The imperative to this approach is to have a defined waist to break through the volume on volume and hence, render a feminine finish.

An experimental fashion head can also do with layerings such as pulling a camisole on over a lavishly sleeved blouse for a sophisticated look. Another edgier attire could be wearing a knit top with extra-long sleeves under a slip dress. (Slip dress: read our boudoir clothing)

Understanding the need of having an intriguing ingredient in ones appearance, Australian designer Kym Ellery,who has made interesting sleeves a signature of her namesake label, said, “I think women want drama in their wardrobes”. Another characteristic highlights Claire Distenfeld, owner of Fivestory, a New York boutique- “I think sculptural clothing is a way of expressing yourself without patterns and logos”. All in all, it seems only the right thing to lean into the playful silhouette this season.

Check out some of our favourite picks of this trend below for the ultimate outfit inspiration!

Pair up a black bell sleeve top with jeans and casual sneakers to attain a stylish chic look

The spring color this season is pink and hence, you can go for different tones to color coordinate your outfit

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To add a more sleek look opt for the same shade

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Ireland Baldwin looks elegant as ever in a Dolce & Gabanna black dress

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Pump up your neutral-hued dress by including some printed shoes and a bright colored bag

Satin gives an alluring flow to the dress and further brings out the stylish silhouette

Get creative with the trend and pair it with a draped saree

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Look effortless by hoping into a denim skirt and comfy with your stylish pair of white sneakers

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Fancier skirt and heels would instantly elevate your attire and provide an edginess to get all eyes on you!

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