Forecasters, those mysterious folks who predict the rise and fall of popularity for fashion trends have hinted at the decline of off the shoulder tops and increase in popularity of sleeve detail. Any and every sleeve detail. In fact, sleeve detail is all the rage this fall. To be honest, I’m happy to hear that because strapless bras have never been my favorite.
I’ve been experimenting with more than one trend this year. I also know their lifespan is limited so look for ones that may have more staying power than others.This blouse was on clearance when I bought it and now sold out. Because it’s black, I’ll get more wear out of it than if it were patterned or a memorable color.
This look was perfect for a day of running around, a doctor appointment and lunch out at our favorite deli. The temps cooled slightly so black became possible and even polyester was tolerable. I was in a minimalistic mood but wanted some small amount feminine detailing and this blouse fits the bill. I kept everything else simple so the blouse stood out.
This bell sleeve blouse is one of the more intelligent versions I’ve tried because the ruffle starts high on my forearm and ends above my wrist. Of course, I’m not rolling out pastry in this blouse but it stays out of the way very well. Many bell sleeves are so long they would drive me crazy!
I have a thing for the backs of garments. Most people see us coming and going and the last impression we leave is usually the back of our outfit… so it makes sense to have some detail happening there. I love the deep V both front and back.
I chose a simple necklace that duplicates the V-neckline and silver hoops. I passed on a bracelet because the bell sleeve had enough detail on the wrist for my taste that day.
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Have you embraced sleeve detail? Do you add a small amount of trend to your look to keep modern?
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