Summer trend: Statement Sleeves

This summer 2016 trend is big. Literally: gigot sleeves, puffy sleeves, oversized ruffles … The maxi-sleeve is in its prime time this season.
Shoulders are the new décolleté, currently stealing the spotlight with all kinds of fresh, playful features. If you fear you will end up looking like Joan Collins’ Denver Clan Biest from Dynasty, do not despair: designers have upgraded the silhouette with modern flowing fabrics and shoulder cutouts to counterbalance sleeve volume. No need to read too much into styling tips dictating to “stay away from the trend if you have broad shoulders”. Unless you compete with the female swimming team in the butterfly stroke, you can totally keep calm and pull it off by embracing the trend with an extravagant sleeve volume top or the extra-long sleeve.*
Stylist Ada Kokosar in a statement sleeve look, which she designed in cooperation with Label HTC Los Angeles
This season’s statement sleeve trend was already featured in our September post, but now it has finally hit the boutiques, in all its multiple shapes, form and glory.

Shop the best Statement Sleeves:

Shiny satin top, perfect with a pencil skirt by Ellery | via Matchesfashion (50 % reduziert)
Embroidered dress with kimono sleeves by Talitha | via Matchesfashion
The ideal dress for a bit of sleeve drama by Roksanda | via Matchesfashion
Jersey dress with frilly sleeves by it-label Vetements | via Mytheresa
Chic striped shirt by Manica Rouge | via Lodenfrey
This ruffled top by Rosie Assoulin is what I dream of at night time. Well, perhaps daytime too. | via Matchesfashion
The featured photo does not do justice to this amazing dress by Ellery. Hannah Herzsprung wears it to perfection here. | via Matchesfashion
Another statement sleeve top by Rosie Assoulin. Simply divine. | via Farfetch
Like a piece of origami art: yellow top by Rosie Assoulin | via Matchesfashion
Cotton-poplin top with round shoulders by J.W.Anderson | via Matchesfashion
The name alone is enough reason to buy: the “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” dress in strawberry red by Rosie Assoulin | via Mytheresa
Linen top by Ellery | via Farfetch
Asymmetric top by Rosie Assoulin | via· Farfetch
One more time in pink, the beautiful dress by Roksanda | via Farfetch

Statement Sleeves on the catwalk

*Don’t keep too calm though, otherwise the best looks will be sold out before long!
Translation by Maria Giannakopoulou
Photos by: Catwalkpictures