Big news ladies; the bell sleeve is back. Seen in the Spring/Summer 2016 collection by Roksanda Ilincic, it’s bigger and better than ever, and a must for this summer. Bringing back those 60’s/70’s vibes, the modern bell sleeve is a refreshing take on an old classic, with a laidback hippie style that’s perfect for those ‘lazy fashion’ days. So whether you’re larger than life or prefer things a bit on the safe side, we’ve got the best ways to wear them, and what to wear them with!
The Casual Bell Sleeve
If you love this trend, this shirt is a must. With a loose fit and sleeves big enough to take off in, this is certainly a statement piece that you need in your wardrobe. Pictured is Ellery’s ‘Lolita’ Blouse, but if you want the same style at a cheaper price, Etsy is your best bet. Look out for sellers selling handmade pieces in the exact same style, bargain! Style with your favourite jeans and a pair of low block heels for a really easy go to outfit. Simple, yet really unique.
Summer Bell Sleeve
For a really summery, easy going vibe, go for white cotton all the way. Light and breezy, but with coverage too, it’s great for those British summer days when the weather just can’t quite make it’s mind up. Pair with a black wide brim hat and layer up on the gemstone jewellery for instant hippie vibes. The style of this shirt not only hangs beautifully but is flattering on everyone. So it’s probably time to make an investment!
Evening Bell Sleeve
It may be Summer, but that won’t stop us wearing black, now will it? A black bell sleeve just screams sophistication. Wear a black bell sleeve dress with gladiator sandals to really stand out in the crowd. Pair it with statement heels on a night out to instantly change your look. I can officially confirm, those sleeves are great for dancing in!
Article by Laura Jackson