Sleeves are anything but simple when it comes to fashion this year. From different silhouettes and shapes to a variety of fabrics, sleeves are a great way to add detailing to a garment. Let’s take a look at some show-stopping sleeves from 2018.
Bell sleeves are a simple, yet chic, addition to any blouse. Carolina Herrera and Elie Saab use looser sleeves, while Cinq a Sept has a much stiffer set up. J. Mendel accents his bell sleeves with a beautiful golden seam, and Sass & Bide add some oomph with striped fringe.
Believe in bell sleeves with these fabrics:
Contrast sleeves are absolutely stunning, and a great way to make your garment stand out without too much work. Both Cushnie et Ochs and Monse use a single sequin sleeve, while Alice + Olivia show off some short fur sleeves. Cinq a Sept’s fur sleeves on a denim vest look perfect for a chilly spring day, Sally LaPointe’s sweater with fur sleeves are ideal for winter weather.
Change it up with these fabrics:
Flounce sleeves add volume and bounce to any ensemble. They’re sweet, romantic, and absolutely adorable. Diane von Furstenberg and Temperley London both allow their flounce sleeves to have the most movement in their garments, while Elie Saab’s dress looks like the entire garment ripples in the wind. J. Mendel’s flounce sleeves are a little short, while Sachin & Babi created longer, more robust flounce sleeves.
Make your own sleeves flutter with these fabrics:
I love those contrast sleeves! I need a faux fur sleeved bomber. What sleeves do you like? Let me know in the comments!