In the world of fashion, creating an outfit is never as easy as it sounds. When you go shopping, do you ever wonder why you notice the tiniest of details in your clothes before you buy them? That's because everything matters. The different patterns, fabrics and colours - every little element is carefully chosen to 'complete' a look and compliment the other details in an outfit to make you look perfect.
Similarly, if one element can elevate your entire look, it also has the capacity to ruin it. Doesn't it hurt when you see the colour of your favourite top fading out after a wash, a sequin getting detached or when a stitch begins to unravel? So, if something as little as a stitch can make all the difference in the world, imagine how much a design change can jazz up your overall sartorial style!
We all know what a sleeve is, don't we? It's that part of our top/outfit that covers most of our arms. But if you've remained in fashion oblivion for most of your life, just like me - you'd have known only three kinds i.e. sleeveless, half sleeves and full sleeves. It's only when I recently began experimenting with my clothes and unique forms of styles that I realised what I had *seriously* been missing out on!
When it comes to styling outfits, sleeves play a HUGE role! Every great outfit (literally) starts from this 'top' most priority. Didn't you ever find yourself getting more attracted towards an outfit with unique sleeves than those with the ordinary ones? Obviously! This is because sleeves catch our attention, instantly! They have the ability to transform every plain outfit into something spectacular. And if paired with the right details, they can easily accentuate your entire look.
So, if you've been overlooking this fabulous portion of your outfits for the longest time, you need to give other factors a rest - and check out these different kinds of sleeve designs that are totally in vogue!
A different sleeve can add up the look of your outfit. Check out these 15 unique sleeve designs to keep your sleeve game strong.
Layering your arms and shoulders, these sleeves form an extension to the bodice area of your outfit and add an extra bit of glam to your look - whether they're on a bridal dress, a long gown or a classy top.
Inspired by the traditional attire of Japan, these sleeves are known for their wide, long and comfortable texture. They add an element of playfulness to your look and are perfect for summer tops or kaftan-style dresses.
These sleeves have always been in popular demand and look good on almost every form of clothing. They cover your arms while flaunting your collar bones and shoulders and look fiercely attractive.
Much like the name, these sleeves are 'open' to various form of designs and are perfect for those who want to show only a part of their shoulders/arms without keeping them completely bare.
Did you check this new sleeve designs for tops? These sleeves are mostly long and come with a 3/4th of a slit in their lengths. They are more like open sleeves but only in some edgy parts. And this little show of skin makes the top look even sexier!
Resembling the shape of a bell, these sleeves are narrow on the top and bell-like wide in the bottom. These bell-bottom inspired sleeves were one of the most sought after trends in the 60s and 70s and have recently spread like a wildfire in the fashion industry, all over again.
These sleeves are long and flowy and resemble angel wings by flaring out from the bottom with asymmetric ends. They look gorgeous on both western and ethnic wear and are also very flattering! Angel wings are one of the most classic and different sleeve designs.
These sleeves are known for their comfort as well as classiness. They are full-length sleeves but are loose and poofy at the lower ends with large cuffs at the wrists.
These puffy and comfy sleeves have been in style ever since their inception and continue to be a rage. They are short and gathered together at the ends to create a puffed-up silhouette and look super adorable on almost every kind of outfit!
These sleeves personify 'simplicity with a little bit of chicness'. They start at the collar and run diagonally towards your underarms like an extension of your shoulder. They are perfect for all kinds of bodycon dresses and casual tops.
We're all aware of how a bat looks when it's flying, aren't we? Well, such sleeves are known to create a similar illusion. These sleeves have a deeper armhole and are usually fitted or thinned around the wrists to give it an element of chicness.
Ruched sleeves have become the hottest runway trend at the moment. They're known for taking the simplest of tops and making them stand out with their funky details or gathered stitches around the top and bottom lengths.
Flutter sleeves are mostly, half-length and fall in soft folds over the upper arms of an outfit. Feminine, dainty and super flirty, these sleeves are a perfect choice for summers or the hotter months of the year.
These sleeves are delicately placed over the arms and have a flimsy strap as thin as the petals of a flower that flare outwards from the shoulder. They look perfect on all kinds of tops and dresses and add a sartorial elegance to your outfit.
For those who want to channel a bit of sexiness, a single sleeve is a perfect choice. These captivating sleeves never cease to make an impression and accentuate your avatar effortlessly. One shoulder is definitely the most designer sleeve design.
So, if you want to try something different or jazz up your outfits, don't forget to get these (designs) up your sleeve! *wink*
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