Covering your arms has gotten a lot more fun this season thanks to designers who have created sleeves that may well have been inspired by this iconic episode of Seinfeld. Yes, the puffy shirt has returned, albeit not exactly like the one Jerry immortalized on the show.
In this latest incarnation, designers have turned a creative eye to that oft neglected element of a top – the sleeve – and turned out silhouettes that are nothing short of fabulous. Whether mid-length, short or ultra-long, you’ll find sleeves that are puffy (yes, very puffy), pleated, bell-shaped and cinched, sleeves that will add both drama and fun to an otherwise low-key look.
There are several ways to wear fashion’s new darling. I chose to contrast silhouettes by pairing a voluminous white, pleated-sleeve top with slim black pants. That’s not to say that I wouldn’t or couldn’t pair this top – an absolute steal, by the way – with wide-leg trousers. That’s also a great option and one I will likely try, as well.
Wondering how you’re feeling about this new silhouette? Have you added a statement sleeve top to your wardrobe yet?
Top (more of my favorites here, here, and here) // Pant // Heels // Bag: Chanel
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It’s definitely a fun style to try Mary!
Love the way you styled this top. It looks so chic
Life is just Rosie
Classic and gorgeous. Love the bell sleeve detail and your bag is just divine!
Very elegant and stylish. Such a basic idea of blouse and trousers, but ohh you look stunning! Great blog Hun. Jacqui
Gorgeous! A friend of mine is looking for something very similar to this so I will pass this along to her.
Loving this new sleeve trend – and your blouse is gorgeous! thanks for linking, xo
Very chic and elegant look! Love it!
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So chic! I love your blouse! I don’t have a top with statement sleeves but seeing how it’s going to be trending next year (NYFW) I’ll be on the lookout!
A great look… Love the handbag… A piece of art..
Incredible look! So chic.
Love the puffy shirt! ;-) You wear it so well! That handbag is really fun too!
Jeans and a Teacup
Such a beautiful take on the “puffy shirt”! Very modern take on a classic black and white look. I have been enjoying the different sleeve options of late, especially bell sleeves.
That top is darling! I just love the sleeves and your clutch is the perfect accessory!
Adore this! It’s such an elegant outfit and that bag gives it the perfect pop of colour!
Perfect look, so stylish and elegant!
What a gorgeous outfit – and shot in the perfect location too!
I enjoy the puffy sleeve, provided its not too long.
No Mary, I’ve not ventured into the realms of these fab new sleeve shapes, but clearly I need to. You look beautiful and classy as ever. The tailored pants are a great choice allowing the blouse to take centre stage, bravo! Wishing you a lovely week x
Beautiful top Mary, love the sleeves :)
Mary, so stylish! I love this flowy sleeved blouse and really love the skinny pants with this more voluminous top. Classy and chic of course I love the bag with its bright blues and fun print. I would love to try this trend. ( I remember Seinfeld too)
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such a lovely blouse! you look so chic and cute!
I love love love this look! It is gorgeous! That Chanel purse is so fun as well. Xo, Ellese
I would wear this entire outfit! Love the balance of volume with the skinny pants
Black and white and CLASSY all over!
Thanks so much for linking up with Fun Fashion Friday!
Love that top! The sleeves really are gorgeous! And cute bag!
I’m so obsessed with statement sleeves at the moment and loving this outfit on you!
What a lovely outfit! The blouse is so pretty. Gemma x
LOL Mary, I am glad I am not the only one that thinks of that infamous Seinfield episode with the over-puffy sleeves. As I am typing this I am wearing a statement sleeve blouse and I must say I love yours. It is super elegant and looks extremely chic with the ankle black pants and black pumps. I am a huge fan of the oversized and bell sleeves this season. I love them, glad they are back.
Hope all is well gorgeous Mary. Welcome by on Thursday and linkup your gorgeous style with me every Thursday. Thanks. =)