Traditionally, necklines and waistlines have stolen the show, but over the past few seasons we have seen designers focus on limbs. It’s going to be sleeve season! From Demna Gvalia’s of Vetements and Virgil Abloh’s Off-White to Sylvie Millstein’s Hellesey and just recently Mugler’s SS18 show in Paris, all have added a little extra something on the arms. Exaggerated lengths, drawstrings, ruffles, and textured sleeves to name a few are sewn together for the purpose of play and stimulation. The eye-catching designs create sex appeal and lots of voluminous edge.
For my look, I chose a bishop sleeve, created by the delicate pull of drawstrings sewn beneath the surface of the fabric. The result is a whimsical ballooning effect when you draw up the arm slightly. The volume at the arms complimented the shift silhouette which gave the dress a fairy tale feel. The beauty of this piece is that you keep everything else simple with the emphasis on your sides. Next, time you wear a statement sleeve and see someone’s eyes going south prompting you to say, “my eyes are up here,” make sure they’re not admiring your arms first. -Slightly Flirty c/o Gina Papa xoxo