Hello, my dear friends! If in 2017, the biggest trend for tops is off-the-shoulder, I'd say for 2018, it will be volumed sleeves. While we pull up the neckline, the drama moves outwards and downwards to the sleeves and waist line. Tiered, ruffled, slashed, flared, ballooned, mix-media...I'd expect all these (design) tricks up your sleeves in the next couple of seasons. As you might have noticed that about my style, I love a good drama for an outfit so volumed sleeves is music to my ears.
For a girl with a borderline petite figure, I'd prefer to focus the attention to my upper body and do whatever styling trick to elongate my legs. When the volume of the sleeves gets so big (like the multi-layer fan-like ones of the blouse I am wearing in this post), I either keep the waist-narrow and waist line high (with the flare pants), or layer with a dress & go for a little tonal look to blur the waist line (with tweed short-sleeve dress).
My favorite look styled with the same blouse is with the wool pinafore gown from a couple of years ago. First the colors of dark green and red check meshed super well (very festive during certain time of the year); Secondly, the flare of the sleeves and the flare of the dress compliments and amplifies each other. On top of that, the gilded accessories play off the French court flair a bit more to make this entire look a super fun one for a gathering or function that requires dressing up but not strictly black-tie.
Thank you so much for reading! I hope you will take on this fun trend and pull some cool sleeve tricks! Check out some of my favorite volumed sleeve tops in my "Shop" section here.
Flow The Label ruffled check blouse <more statement blouse> ;
Rosie Assoulin pinafore wool gown;
Jacquemus block-heel boots <other styles, on sale>;
Gucci pearl bag;
Marni earrings <similar under $100>;
Mango wool beret <similar>;