Good Morning everyone, hope you are all well this fine morning. Now while I sit here perched on my swivel chair tapping away at my keyboard trying to write this post on my Solace London Aubry dress. I am being distracted by Avengers Infinity War which is playing in the background as my boys are watching it again! Finally after waiting for a few weeks as it was on pre-order they can view it now. Right let me focus on finishing this post as I have a few things I need to get done today.
As you may have noticed the statement sleeve trend doesn’t seem to be going anywhere soon. It looks like this trend is having a moment and has been for about five years now. Not only can you find them on tops, they can also be found on dresses too!
Fashion trends normally come and go, but lately there seems to be a shift. We still want fast fashion apart from these slow-burning trends that shift very slowly. Influenced mainly by consumer lifestyle rather than what the fashion industry dictates. I for one am still into statement sleeves and can’t get enough of them, whether its on tops or dresses a like. Any of the following will do for me, balloon sleeves, puff sleeves, bell sleeves, trumpet sleeves, bishop sleeves, flute sleeves, ruffle and cold shoulder sleeves, have I left any out?
So it’s no surprise to see me wearing this simple yet beautiful Solace London Aubry dress. The red on this dress is more of a tomato red and it sure does make a bold statement. The dress is part of the label’s kaleidoscopic Spring ’18 collection. My Aubry dress is made from glossy red satin material, it has a relaxed fit and comes in at midi length with these gorgeous voluminous batwing sleeves. Which are softly flared with tuck detailing at the sleeves head. Why not leave the sash ties dangling loosely at the back like I have done here.
Next and onto my shoes, here I decided to wear my Karen Millen peep toe booties. These are one of my favourites and I find them so comfortable to walk in and therefore tend to gravitate towards them more often. The booties are from a few seasons ago, however the style is so popular that each Autumn/Winter they come out with a similar style and this season is no different. Take a look here!
Moving onto my accessories and to this vintage gold bag. Red and gold works rather well together in my opinion and my gold bag compliments my Solace London Aubry dress. This cute little bag carries all my essentials for a night out apart from my iPhone. Don’t really mind carrying my phone in my hand, as it rarely stays in my bag anyway.
Keeping with the gold I opted for my gold earrings and ring. These gold statement earrings are from Bees Jewellery. Usually not a big earring kinda person but with this dress I thought I would go all out and opt for them. They are just the right length in drop for me and I adore how well they work and tie into my overall look.
My Cylinder ring is from AUrate New York fine jewellery-no concessions. Affordable gold jewellery that is ethically sourced and absolutely gorgeous at the same time. They source the best materials and follow the highest human rights, environmental, and social responsibility standards. They are so confident in the quality of the products that they offer a lifetime guarantee for every single piece. And even though the pieces are of high quality and beautifully made, they don’t cost a fortune. I just adore this ring and have been wearing it on repeat since I received it.
To finish off my look I wore the shade Red Velvet from Lime Crime Velvetines. This red is just stunning and a perfect shade of red for my skin tone. I opted to wear it here with MAC Ruby Woo lipliner. As for my nails I am wearing the shade ‘I believe in manicure’ by OPI nails.
Before heading out for the evening I grabbed my trusted Le Specs Sunglasses in the Rapture style. Absolutely love a pair of cat-eye sunglasses and this one more so as its oversized and my first Le Specs purchase. Since then I have purchased another pair, which you may have seen me wearing, the Prince Ltd aviator mirror style. I am loving this brand when it comes to sunglasses and have a few more on my list which I would love to purchase.
Here are few more of my suggestions of statement sleeve dresses.
Balloon Sleeve Dresses: Now these are similar to puff sleeves, some are bigger than others. But when they reach a certain point, they stop being puffs and become balloons. A prettily draped sleeve adds drama to an otherwise simple dress, turning a plain old outline into a flamboyant silhouette.
Bell Sleeve Dresses: Fitted on the shoulder and flaring out wide towards the wrist, the bell sleeve is the same as it always has been, yet totally different. The new bell sleeve is modern and chic and gone are the days of hippy and bohemian references.
Ruffle Sleeve Dresses: Yes these sleeves are loud, fun and attention-loving. If you love that then why not choose between different sizes and amounts of ruffles for different variations on this trend. Whether you choose ruffles that completely cover the sleeve or ones that start from the elbow, these sleeves are sure to make the statement your looking for.
Thank you so much for stopping by to read my fashion blog. What do you make of the Solace London Aubry dress? Do you own a statement sleeve dress? If so are you still into them? Which is your favourite statement sleeve? Please do let me know by leaving a comment below.
Dress: Solace London
Boots: Karen Millen Similar here(@Karen Millen)
Sunglasses: Le Specs @Net-A-Porter
Cylinder Ring: AUrate New York
Lipstick: Red Velvet Lime Crime Velvetines
Nails: OPI similar here (@OPI)
SHOP THE ENSEMBLE