Every season designers try to come with a new fashion trend that will appeal to the masses. This spring is all about statement sleeves, whether it be over-sized cuffs on white shirts, nods to the 70’s with big bell sleeves, ruffled fabric over crisp cotton, or even cut-outs. Whatever the style, the emphasis is firmly on the sleeve.
So how do you go out wearing this trend? If you like a basic and minimalist look then try pairing a buttoned down shirt with large cuffs. Teaming wide bell sleeves with straight leg jeans will give a great silhouette. Go back to a more romantic time by wearing ruched sleeves in pretty florals, or keep it edgy with sharp geometrics and cut-outs.
We scoured the top women’s stores to bring you our favourite statement sleeves, in the form of tops, blouses, shirts and dresses:
Two styles in one here as the off-the-shoulder Bardot top finishes with bell bottom sleeves in a gorgeous vibrant yellow. Perfect for the festival season, just pair with flared jeans and a wide brimmed hat and channel your best Bardot impression. Not great for doing the washing up in we reckon. Sizes 6 – 16.
A really flattering gathered sleeve top in a bright red that is guaranteed to turn heads. Team with wide boot leg jeans and platforms for a real nod to the 70’s. The sleeves are 3/4 gathered and the top is cotton finished. Sizes 6- 18.
A very pretty and stand-out crop top here from Miss Selfridge that comes in a vibrant print with gorgeous bell bottom statement sleeves. The pattern is an all-over floral design and the material is light and soft. It has a V-neckline, a cut-out V-back, and a tie fastening at the hem.
This fluted sleeve top capitalises on the trend of the voluminous silhouette with its statement sleeves in a fluted design and gathered body in a Breton-style blue and white stripe. The material is 100% Cotton.
Our first cut-out top here from Warehouse which is great if you don’t fancy big bell bottom sleeves or ruching. In a lovely mustard colour that flatters most skin tones, this top features a round neckline and statement elbow-length sleeves with side tie details. Team up with your favourite worn out jeans for a casual look at the weekends.
Make a statement with this gorgeous tie back flared sleeve dress that comes in a pretty peach colour and features a round neck, half sleeves with a bell shape, it fastens with a tie at the neck and is unlined making it perfect for spring and summer. Material is 100% polyester.
This is a really stunning blouse from Ted Baker which proves that he can do structured pieces as well as pretty florals. Made from a lightweight cotton blend, features include an elegant round neckline and beautiful frilled bell sleeves in contrasting striped material. Team with the skirt shown to look as if it is one piece, or pair with cropped trousers.
- Khaki Layla Shirt Jacket – £325.00
Classic and contemporary, this shirt jacket will no doubt become one of your wardrobe staples, as it is so versatile and practical. Features a double-faced khaki cotton with white cotton hem, fastens at the front and includes the gorgeous contrasting sleeve cuffs.
If puff sleeves are your go-to signature look, then look no further than this velvet creation, designed using a blend of silk and featuring a round neck, long puff sleeves with tie fastenings at the cuffs and a contrast ribbed edges.