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5 statement sleeves you need to wear now


By Maha Asif Rizwan

Do you remember looking back at those dressed with puffed up sleeves and crunched up waists and thinking – NO! The new in fashion is constantly borrowing from the old so lo and behold ladies, massive sleeves are the dominating silhouette this year. So if you’re looking to wear your style on your sleeves, you’ve come to the right place.

Ruffles and pleats made for the flowy long sleeves in Spring/Summer 2016 and avant-garde volume is the upcoming fresh look of the season. While puffy sleeves from the 80s may have left our faces scrunched up, the novel spin on big sleeves adds a notch of chic to your average blouse, making an effortless statement. Take a look at our top picks from the season:



Our favorite byproduct of micropleats are bell sleeves. They’re long, massive and the modern touch for every silhouette.  With very little structure, bell sleeves, are the right way to add a hint of drama to your look.



Soft, loose and feminine, ruffle sleeves are the fashion depiction of a romantic novel. Wear them in tiers of flattering gathers and your white blouse will never need another add on to make a statement.

Sheer Details


Sheer lace details have been around for a while now and they are not going anywhere. They’re teasingly sexy and we suggest you introduce some in to your sleeves for an instant oomph.

Cut Outs


While cut out sleeves aren’t new, there are numerous spins on them out there. Give your shoulders a break and experiment with some different cut out details for an inventive look.



Volume silhouettes are the latest Fall 2016 trend. With so many Avant-garde renditions of sleeves with volumes we suggest you get creative and experiment with more than one trend combined together.

Feeling inspired to add a little flair to your outfits?

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