The fashion world seems have a burgeoning love affair with the ‘80s. Last season saw the return of Dynastyesque shoulder pads and this year’s collections go a step further with outright bonkers sleeve details. From armour-like embellishments at Kenzo and Dsquared2 to flowing elongated bells at Carven, Loewe and Paul Smith. The Marc Jacobs show featured a whole range of options from discrete puffs to feather epaulettes, embroidery and frills. And Gucci – how we love Gucci – always awesomely daring, darling and slightly dotty.
Wear It Your Way
There’s a dazzling array of statement sleeves available on the high street right now from cutouts at Bershka to tassels at Zadig & Voltaire. However you choose to wear yours, we suggest going the whole hog and adding a pair of bell-bottom pants into the mix for full effect. Not feeling quite that fashion confident? Adapt the look with gently flared sleeves and a pair of plain cigarette pants. And, since this style is really quite loud and mobile, it lends itself to ballet flats for a night of dancing without losing impact.
DO It Girls’ night; salsa party.
Ditch It Washing up; eating spaghetti with sauce.
Don’t forget to add a taste of arm
candy to finish the look.