It’s hard to open any fashion magazine or turn on your tv without seeing the hottest new fashion trend in the shape of a bell sleeve! They’re a fun and dramatic way to take any look and spice it up with little effort and maximum comfort.
If your sleeve is wide and flowy, it’s best to pair it with something more fitted on the bottom to balance out your look. Black Orchid denim is a favorite of ours, and this trend is also a great way to update jeans you might already have in your wardrobe! Since blue seems to be the shade of the season, don’t be afraid to try it with a colored denim like white or gray. Although this look tends to be dramatic, you can make it wearable and easily tone it down for everyday. Try the bell sleeve trend for work by minimizing the flare or wearing a flutter sleeve in a neutral tone.
We also love to combine new trends like the off the shoulder or cold shoulder tops/dresses with the flared sleeve. Try them in a fun floral for spring, or pinstripe for a modern look (trend alert – pinstripes will be hot for fall!). This is a great way to keep it current, and adding a statement piece around your neck will modernize your look and keep it sexy!
New trends can sometimes be intimidating, so we recommend starting out small and working your way up to something more dramatic as you become more comfortable with the look. Everyone can wear any trend, but it’s all about trial and error. Not every body type can wear the huge bell, so for some a smaller flare may be more suitable. The most important thing is to have fun with it and explore the modern twist on a 70s favorite – make it your own!