This season, it’s all about statement sleeves. From Sonakshi Sinha to Alia Bhatt, everyone’s sporting this trend. And, this trend can actually make your arms look thin too—as the flowy and big silhouettes give an illusion of slimmer and toned arms. To get it right, we got in touch with Tanvi Malik, CEO and Co-Founder of FabAlley to highlight few styling tips to work the statement sleeves:
These can be either long or short as they flare toward the bottom hem. They help balance out a bulky upper body and are also great for shrinking shoulders that are broad. Opt for narrow silhouettes such as pencil skirts or jeggings to balance out the overall proportion of your bell sleeve top.
The Bishop Sleeve is a large sleeve which is fuller at the bottom than the top and gathered at the cuff. It gives a bohemian look to an outfit and is used for dramatic effect. It looks best on a flowy relaxed outfit like a shift dress.
Loose short sleeves that resemble a box are referred to as boxy sleeves. The proportions of a boxy top with loose sleeves will help to create the appearance of thinner arms by comparison. Boxy sleeves look best when paired with shorts or mini-skirts.
Cap sleeves are very short in length and they cover only the shoulder and do not enlarge at the armpit level. They are worn to give a sleeveless look while balancing out broad shoulders. They look best on maxi dresses as they balance out the shoulders and the long silhouette gives an overall svelte look.
Borrowed from the traditional Japanese garment, Kimono sleeves have a wide sloping shape. As the name suggests, it is worn to give a kimono or cape type effect to an outfit. It helps to balance out heavy upper body and arms. Kimono gives a heavy upper body look, thus it should be paired with fitted jeans.