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Let Your Style Take Flight In Statement Sleeves

Who would have thought oversize sleeves would be one of the hottest trends! The designer world went from bearing our shoulders to now emphasizing our arms with shape shifting silhouettes and exaggerated styles. Moreover, this trend is also plus size friendly. This is good news because the width of most styles offer less issues about fit. There is no need to wear a fancy bottom because all the drama will be about those sleeves. Here are some great styling tips for oversize statement sleeves if you decide to take your next outfit to new heights!

  • Wear fitted or flared bottoms

If you are triangle or hour glass shaped, wearing fitted bottoms allows to bring the attention up towards your face. The grand sleeves will help bring proportion to your body. If you have a larger upper body, try flared bottoms if you want to bring that balance to your large sleeves.

  • Accessorize minimally to keep the attention on those amazing sleeves

Choose accessories that work with your color choices. Provide some contrast between light and dark as this will make you stand out even more. For my look, I chose to work with hues of blue, which works great for the office or a sophisticated event or meeting. Gold accents and a minimal statement tassel necklace kept things balanced.

  • Pay attention to fabric and sleeve length

You may want to chose a top with fabric that offers some stretch if you have larger arms. Also, make sure the cut and length of the sleeve works with your arm length as well. While some sleeve styles may go past the wrist, try to assess your comfort with this and choose what works for you and the occasion.

Shop Statement Sleeve Tops!


Flounce Sleeve Top | H&M

Midi Skirt | Forever 21+, other option HERE

Tassel Necklace | H&M, other option HERE

Gold Sandals | Italian Shoemakers/ DSW

Bag | Gifted 🙂

Thanks for reading! 🙂

Photography by D Media District

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  • Tonia Jones

    July 12, 2017at3:03 PM Reply

    I love it! I love the blue color and the ruffled sleeves. I don’t like showing my arms and this is perfect. Btw you look great!

  • Tiffanie

    July 18, 2017at9:41 PM Reply

    Love love this outfit. Such a fashionista! Cute blog

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