Sleeve styles that rock the fashion circuit!
Wondering what exactly that implies? Well, given the age and the times, one ought to be conscious as to what he/she is wearing. Variety is the spice of life. And fashion is a major territory where this mantra should be applied to the fullest. If you think that clothes can either have full sleeves, half sleeves or no sleeves at all, then you need to slightly modify your spectrum of knowledge on this front. There are many types of sleeves that come with distinctly different names and definitions, and each of them have their own levels of popularity & demand.
Cap sleeves, for example, are the ones that sit directly on the shoulders. Quite loose-fitting and comfortable, this is the shortest sleeve that you can have on your tops and dresses, unless you choose to wear strappy or off-shoulder ones. The latter two are also sleeve-styles of their own, and are immensely popular in their right. Anne Hathaway, Michelle Williams Claire Danes have all been loyal followers of this sleeve style. Puff sleeves on the other hand, extends out in round, flared puffs around the upper part of your arm or at the shoulders. This lends a very petite and comely style that looks good on girls of all ages and body types. Be it the youth icon Kristen Stewart or the Oscar-winning Marcia Gay Harden, puff sleeves are a common sight on red carpets and gala celebrity events. Butterfly sleeves have of late widespread attention by designers and women alike. They are referred to as butterfly sleeves as their wide bottom and gentle gathers resemble the wings of a butterfly. The drapes can be made from different fabrics such as jersey knit, chiffon or silk, and they just add the right amount of elegant femininity to your outfit.
The ‘leg-of-mutton’ sleeve was first seen way back in 1824, and eventually resurfaced a century later. It is made with a top that is gathered bulkily near the armhole. It then tapers towards the wrist, and is tucked in narrowly near that area. This gives it a bell-shaped structure, and has been spotted being sported by many celebrities. Style-diva Kareena Kapoor looked nothing less than ravishing in a black dress with ‘leg-of-mutton’ sleeve in her book-launch. Bell sleeves have their own appeal, with a cap and a hemline spreading out in the shape of a bell. Interestingly, this conjures up the images of medieval maidens, and also resembles wizard’s robes! This has recently made a comeback, what with stylish celebrities such as Elle Fanning, Jennifer Hudson & Kate Moss seen draped in it.
Petal sleeves, as the name suggests, look like petals, as the sleeve sections, cut into two, cross over each other at the cap. It lends the wearer an adorable look, plus allowing her more freedom to move one’s arms. There are several other types such as kimono sleeves, raglan sleeves, Dolman sleeves, bishop sleeves etc. Each of them exude a unique sense of style, and you can take your pick according to what pleases your eyes and body. Dare to be experimental and do not stick to one sleeve style alone, for fashion is boring when it sticks to the same old routine stuff. Think out of the box and revamp your avatar! It is only through trial-and-error that you know what looks best in you!