Statement sleeves are a must at the moment, weather its on dresses or on tops, they are everywhere. I am wearing this gorgeous blue striped Zara blouse with a round neck and long pleated sleeves. It has button cuffs and a crossover back. The contrast bow detail works as a belt. Very pretty to say the least, it also comes in a red stripe too!
I have paired the statement sleeve top with my frayed and ripped Topshop Moto Jaime jeans, these are high waisted and come in the colour ecru. They work very well with this top.
So to the question of how many different types of statement sleeve tops are there?, Well let me tell you about a few of them here and you can decide which one or ones you prefer. Or you might be like me and love them all.
Bell Sleeve: Fitted on the shoulder and flaring out wide toward the wrist, the bell sleeve is modern and utterly chic. From gorgeous tops to sleek dresses and even quirky knits, bell sleeves add a unique style to the simplest of outfits. When buying bell sleeves look for styles that have extra-wide flares, ones that are made with structured modern materials, ruffles and flares that tie at the wrist are all key styles to buy this season. Once you have your statement bell sleeves, finish the look off with a simple silhouette by keeping the rest of your outfit minimal. You can find bell sleeve tops (here) and (here).
Ruffle Sleeves: These sleeves are fun, quirky, loud and attention-loving. Try and choose between different amounts and sizes of ruffles for a wider variations on this trend. Ruffle sleeves are all the statement you will need, whether they completely cover the sleeves or ones that start from the elbow. Pair your ruffle sleeve top with simple straight leg trousers or skinny jeans. The simple style will keep your look super stylish and chic. Find ruffle sleeves (here), (here) and (here).
Extra-Long Sleeves: Not the most practical, but extra-long sleeves are totally in right now. They are oversized and stretched out, these extra-long sleeves look very cool. These sleeves can be found taken on shirts, tops, knitwear and even glamorous dresses. Like other statement tops, extra-long sleeves tend to look best when paired with items that are simple, so wear yours with a pair of jeans or pants and high heels. Find extra long sleeve (here).
Off-the-Shoulder Sleeves: Have been around for some time now, and they are getting more popular. The sexy style gives you a daring yet delicate flash of skin at the shoulders that’s both feminine and eye-catching. There is a wide choice of off-the-shoulder styles to choose from, you can find a few tops (here) and (here) and some dresses (here) and (here).
Bishop Sleeves: They balloon out towards the lower arm before gathering into a cuff at the wrist, looks great in sheer fabrics such as chiffon and lace. These sleeves appear soft and feminine and are most commonly found on pretty dresses. Bishop sleeves compliment the outfits to which they belong while remaining a standout feature in their own right. I would style this statement sleeve by keeping the rest of the attire to a minimal and let the sleeves do all the talking! Find Bishop sleeves (here) and (here).
Cold-Shoulder Sleeves: These are great for women who like to show a little less skin, cold-shoulder designs feature a flash of skin just on the tops of arms. They appear like a regular design with cutouts at the shoulders and are very chic and modern. Cold-shoulder sleeves make less impact than off-the-shoulder designs, but have the benefit of being more practical. They have more support and there’s no need to worry about your top slipping down! Wear yours in long flowing silhouettes which will look gorgeous in my opinion. Find tops (here) and (here), find dresses (here) and (here).
To finish the look, I am wearing my Karen Millen heels, these are in black and have laser cut detailing on them and super comfortable to walk as far as heels go. I have worn my Le Specs Sunglasses in the Rapture style, these are cat-eye shaped and I adore them. To finish the ensemble off I have grabbed my Modalu Pippa Grab bag.
What type of statement sleeve garment do you own or are considering purchasing? Do let me know by leaving a comment below.
Thanks for reading my fashion post.
Shoes: Karen Millen
Sunglasses: Le Specs