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Written by Laura Antolín

Have you been wondering why everyone’s sleeves are seemingly getting bigger and bigger? Don’t panic, you don’t have a vision problem! “Go big or go home” was the message sent out by designers on the runways this season and we have rapidly seen the consequences in stores. Right after the comeback of flared jeans, now voluminous sleeves are having their moment too.

From all types of sleeves seen on the catwalk — remember the asymetric arms at Jonathan Saunders or the bishop sleeves at Emilia Wickstead — it’s official: the bell shaped sleeves have taken the biscuit on the street style scene. Fitted until a certain part of your arm and then flared out drawing a bell shape, these sleeves will become the focus of a whole outfit. If you want to find out how you can style and wear this new trend, don’t miss our cool suggestions!

Bell sleeves offer countless ways to create a pleasing on the eyes visual contrast, and there’s no better way to do this than choosing a bell-sleeved crop top. Team it up with fleared jeans and wedges for a 70’s look, as if you were an it-girl at Coachella! — we’d love to see it paired with a flower crown and a leather saddle bag. Get ready to rock this look in music festivals!


Wondering what’s the easiest way to combine bell sleeves? Nothing like a dress! No need to worry about whether the sleeves match the outfit or not! Try a plain dress with a classy cut and draw all attention to the sleeves. Simple and stylish!


Become the style queen by joining one of the most popular trends of this season: the off-shoulder blouse! Add bell sleeves to the blouse and you will maximize the fashionable effect and, although it can be perfectly combined with many different pieces, we suggest you to choose a midi pleated skirt for an impeccable feminine look. Showing your shoulders was never so sexy!


Want an outfit for every day? Bell sleeves can be quite the statement, so make sure the rest of your look doesn’t go too crazy — skinny capri jeans with a white bell-sleeved shirt are a great choice! The trick is to keep it simple!


Love them or hate them, bell sleeves won’t go anywhere soon, and definitely, they are not suitable for shy people, because all eyes will fix on them — that’s for sure! So, tell us, are you daring enough to try the bell sleeve trend?