We are seeing so many sleeve treatments on today’s runways and street style looks.
Most often we are seeing off the shoulder looks- the symmetry is up to the wearer- and “cold shoulder” looks too. Beyond that, ruffled sleeves, often cropped, and billowy sleeves are on display adding dramatic volume.
“I prefer clothes that are simple, well-cut, but with one major extravagance. Something with the sleeves, with the skirt, but nothing too fussy, too flashy”
I am going to show you some of my outfits from 2015 to now that are made special, IMHO, by the sleeve treatments. Ready?
Cold Shoulder, Off the Shoulder
A good way to stay cool!
A ROMANTIC LOOK; THE BLOUSE IS VINTAGE FROM THE 70’S
You may remember this maxi from last summer or was it the summer before last. Aging– OH, it gets you!
I love a good ruffled or embroidered sleeve – whether it is cropped or to the fingertip!
A FLARED AND EMBROIDERED BLOUSE LAYERED UNDER A GUCCI ( KIDS! ) JACKET LAST FALL. MY SKIRT IS ALSO VERY SIMILAR TO GUCCI LAST FALL, BUT IS A THRIFT STORE FIND!
The bell sleeve blouse is trending. You remember this shot with the laser cut boots and striped ball skirt. Sorry, this shot is so tiny. Get your readers!
Puff Puff, In Carolina Herrera and an embroidered Boho number below:
A shirred and trimmed sleeve of a boucle jacket from 3 winters ago. You may not remember this one.
Just a hint of embroidery of this sleeveless blouse, and the collar too, all of the details…
A dash of fringe and embroidery in this tee adds a boho flair, from last summer:
A flared sleeve dress and textured boots for fall. You saw this in 2015. I think!
For fall, ruffles and rows of gold buttons on the sleeves on a velvet coat- Dolce & Gabbana – 3 years ago. With my $3 round bag!
Furry trim, the most luxe ( and warm) sleeve treatment!
So, we conclude that there are lots of stylish ways to dress the shoulder. Beautiful wardrobing is about choosing well-made clothing and you will find that the good stuff is replete with extraordinary details.
Also, do you think this trend is new?
Check out Etsy and our vintage queen Suzanne. Note her gorgeous silk dress with flared sleeves. From Calypso this season? No…actually…better!
Find this at Suzanne’s Etsy Shop, Vintage by Suzanne. it is so well-curated! You are welcome!
And more vintage finds that look like current Spring-summer 2017 fare. This, too, from Etsy from the 80’s.
And this fabulous number, also from Etsy here, this dress from the 90’s.
So, readers, the statement sleeve is having a moment, but a well-dressed shoulder is a forever endeavor. Choose well and let the shoulders shine!