THE STATEMENT SLEEVE OF THE SEASON

If last season was all about the shoulders, spring/summer 2017 is all about the wrist region. Unless you have spent the last couple of months in solitary confinement, you will have probably noticed that there is a certain sleeve sweeping the street style stakes; the bell sleeve. Big, brash and ever so flamboyant, the bell sleeve has become a hot topic when it comes to tops and dresses.

Slim through the arm and billowing at the wrist, the bell sleeve – also known as the trumpet sleeve or flared sleeve – turns the simplest style into a statement piece. Case in point, this sleek black number. The heavy black knit fits like a glove and takes the failsafe little black dress into high fashion territory, all with the swish of a less than subtly flared sleeve.

Paired with an otherwise simple silhouette and a high neckline, the dress balances the season’s statement proportions perfectly. Such dramatic sleeves must be balanced by leg-lengthening heels, so brave bare legs and ankles boots now (the mid-length makes the transition to going tightless less painful!), before switching to sky-high jewel-hued heels when there’s a night out on the cards.

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