NEED TO KNOW, NEED TO OWN: 
Spring's Bold New Sleeve Shapes
Photo: Harper's Bazaar
Back in fashion school at London’s Central Saint Martins, a fiercely flame-haired, bespectacled professor used to bellow at us,
“Silhouettes, people! It all starts there!"...and she was right. In fashion, when a silhouette feels new, everything falls into place. 
This spring, we're seeing some very exciting sleeve shapes on those silhouettes—ones that make your standard straight and narrow feel tired. Investing in the myriad of new forms offers an easy way to wake up your wardrobe right now. And the bonus? They deflect attention away from problem areas, so you don't have to strain yourself with that go-to skinny-arm-pose in every photo.
With the eye-catching new volumes cascading from shoulder to wrist, this sleeve is perfection if your upper arms are a little shy for spring sunshine. In the same way that a flared leg makes the hip look narrower, these new voluptuous proportions make the torso leaner—and it's far easier (and much more fun) than attempting whatever has replaced the latest South Beach Diet.
This is the classic 1970s bell sleeve revisited—straight at first, then suddenly bursting into flared out fun at the wrist. The 1980s, Victoriana leg-of-mutton has finally re-emerged in multiple incarnations, as well. For the more resolute, masculine, or sports inclined, there are great options which take inspiration from classic men's shirting, featuring new extreme length and deep cuffs. And for the really brave? Harness criss-cross detailing or mixed fabrics.
With all that fun up top, you can pair pretty much anything on the bottom. Pants and jeans can be ankle-grazing, flared, straight, or skinny. And shorts of all forms are great. When is comes to skirts, go for A-line, pencil, and ankle length—only with a lean, straight shape, as anything overtly flared could easily get too 'Little House On The Prairie.'
So, knock yourself out—it’s only a sleeve after all...
Caroline Constas Carmen Top in Blue Multi TopsEllery Meticulous Peplum Ruffles Sale TopsJohanna Ortiz Wrap Top TopsDiane Von Furstenberg Georgie Crop Top TopsSea SEA Outerwear TopsCorrell Correll Coco Top TopsCooper & Ella Flutter Sleeve TopsTibi Mens Stripe Shirting Shirt in Blue Stripe Sale TopsRungolee Ombré to dye for TopsIRO Salim Tee Sale TopsBrock Collection Floral Ditsy Dress DressesPetersyn Petersyn TopsJacquemus Le Haut Provencal Top TopsKes Split Shoulder Blouse TopsRosetta Getty Multi Foldover Shirt Tops
Roksanda Truffaut Top TopsRoksanda Kemi Top TopsSolace London Solace London Dresses SaleMilly Color POP Shoes Skirts TopsPetersyn Plaid Perfection TopsChelsea and Walker Cut Out Sleeve TopsCaroline Constas Gisele Tea Length Dress in Red Multi DressesDazed & ConfusedMLM Pillar Shoulder Midi Dress DressesSolace London Una Top in Navy Print TopsClu Off the shoulder blouse TopsEllery Purify Ivory Top Sale TopsEmerson Fry Mod Ruffle Top TopsRoksanda Basketweave Truffaut Top TopsRungolee Tied Up Linen Avery Blouse Tops
Shop online with the same personal service you get in-store
Please create an account or sign in to chat with us about this item or any item in our shop.