Statement sleeves for the new season

Statement sleeves for the new season.

statement sleeves

The joy of kicking off the new year is that it brings with it new trends to try and this time around statement sleeves are having a bit of a moment. If the next top you buy doesn’t have a ruffle or a flounce somewhere in the vicinity of the sleeve, then you’ve missed a trick. The great thing about this trend is that it’s super easy to slip into your regular wardrobe and even the timidest amongst us could dip their toe in the water and give it a try. Think bell sleeves, ribbon details, super-sized cuffs and much much more.

statement sleeves by iris and ink and rejina pyo

Rejina Pyo ‘Billie’ shirt, Iris & Ink satin top.

A statement sleeve can add extra volume or attention to your midriff so is perfect if you are looking to divert attention away from a pear shaped lower half or are battling broad shoulders. Remember to keep the rest of your look minimal as the statement sleeve is doing all the talking. For more intel as well as tips and tricks on how to dress according to your body shape head to our Start Here page.

statement sleeves

Acne Studios Oversized knit with bell sleeves, Victoria Beckham military knit.

Loads of these statement sleeves have appeared on off-the-shoulder tops in the form of a fluted sleeve – these cuties are super flattering and definitely worth an investment as they will carry you through from winter date nights right now to spring day wear when the weather warms up.

iris & ink statement sleeves top

You can also nail a statement sleeve in a knit – yes this trend keeps giving and giving. Think oversized knits with bell sleeves, detailing on cuffs and even extra detailing like cute ribbons at Helmut Lang and sleeve ties at Joseph or J.W. Anderson.

victoria beckham and acne studio statement sleeves

Statement sleeves… where to shop.

Another sweet deal with this statement sleeves lark is that you can buy in at almost any price point. You don’t have to cough up your life savings to have a little tipple with the trend. Here’s an edit of some of our favourites in stores right now.


p.s. I’ve hooked up this post to a fab Saturday Share Link Up via lovely Catherine at Not Dressed as Lamb – you can see more of the other posts involved in that here.

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