Basics first girls: Voluminous sleeves are quite the deal all over now. If you’re one to be slightly dramatic sartorially, there’s no need for you to shy away from statement sleeves. And just so you know, the one sleeve style that is having quite a moment right now is the trumpet sleeve. Usually skinny around the biceps, trumpet sleeves bell around the elbows and end right at your wrists or drape around your hands. We think this amplified sleeve is perfect, and only helps glam up an otherwise plain outfit.
Now that you know what the trumpet sleeve is, let’s work a little on styling it. We assure you that you can walk into office in a shirt with trumpet sleeves, or even sport a ‘been there done that’ off-the-shoulder look in this trend. Too much to soak in? Worry not! We’ll decode this for you.
Office-Ready Trumpet Sleeves
Opt for a crisp white work shirt with trumpet sleeves and style it with your formal black pants if you want to keep it basic. Like it a little loud? We suggest you get an exaggerated sleeve (similar to the first photo below) to add that extra oomph to your outfit. If you have a pair of high-waist formal pants lying in the closet, sport it with a cropped, striped trumpet-sleeved top. A pair of your favourite work heels with this ensemble will add that WOW to your look. While cotton may be your best bet this summer, opt for trumpet-sleeved blouses in khadi or stiff silk if you please.
Exaggerated Sleeves To A First-Date
This one’s for the minimalist; if accessorising isn’t your style game, trumpet sleeves can be your best friend. Let your sleeve do all the impressing on your date night as you sit back looking all pretty. Sport a trumpet-sleeved shift dress in silk or one with embellishments on the sleeve. Carry an envelope clutch and head out looking stunning.
Sport It To A Casual Brunch
Embrace the billowing trumpet sleeve by teaming a top in this style with a pair of ripped jeans and sneakers. Don’t forget your glares girls, you’ll need them if you head out in the day. In case you’re one to experiment, layer a denim jacket over your top, and fold its sleeves up to a point where only the flared bit is on show. You can also opt for a crop-top with bell sleeves or one with an elasticised band on the fluted bit. Don’t restrict yourself when trying this voluminous trend.