Everything You Need To Know About Statement Sleeves

The runways have seen some major fresh vibes for the new year, and among the broad range of prints, palettes, textures and silhouettes that dominated the Spring/Summer 2017 Fashion Weeks across New York, London, Milan, and Paris, the one major trend spotted everywhere is the statement sleeve. Its time you should be tired of last year's cold-shoulder and lace-up trends so rejoice that spring has something new for us in store. I'm excited about this trend because there is so much variety when it comes to sleeves so you won't be looking like one of those trend slaves or fashion clones (yes, I'm talking to all you girls who are still wearing lace up and cold shoulder) 

From bell-shaped, to bishop's sleeves, to flounce and ruffled, attention grabbing sleeves are stealing the spotlight this summer and boy am I excited! I've always had a thing for statement sleeves because they add a strong edge to the clothing. Read on to see the different types of sleeves that will be trending this summer. 


Whether it's formal blouses or casual tops, statement sleeves look fantastic on all types of tops. Here is some fabulous outfit inspiration for you to incorporate statement sleeves in your wardrobe - 

Bell Sleeves

Fitted on the shoulder and flaring out towards the wrist, bell sleeves are perfect on both bohemian clothes and modern outfits. To wear statement bell sleeves in style, keep the rest of your look minimal. A simple silhouette in a neutral color palette is all you need to finish this look.

Ruffled Sleeves

Ruffled sleeves are fun, romantic and attention loving. Pair ruffle sleeve tops with simple bottoms like fitted pants to keep the look stylish and chic, rather than looking over-the-top.


Dramatic sleeves look amazing on dresses too. For a fun and flirty look, invest in knee length or shorter dresses with statement sleeves. If you want to go all out, statement sleeves look fantastic on longer, formal dresses too and will definitely make you stand out of the crowd.

Do you like this trend? Let me know in your comments!