If you want to look insta-feminine, wear something with a bell sleeve.
My love affair with bell sleeves started back in 2003, when I was a fresh uni graduate/new teacher and I wore a bell-sleeved top with a pair of bell-bottom pants to a friendly dance match. I never looked back. To these days, I still love, love this sleeve silhouette and I covet it every time I see it.
We know that it came back as a trend with so full a force last year´s spring and it didn´t go anywhere, it´s still here as a trend and it´s popping anywhere. Guess what? It makes me feel so happy.
I admire how elegant it looks – whether it be a sleeve to a dress or a top – and how it makes the wearer´s arms look lean and long. In a way, it works similar with the bell-bottom pants. You know, faking a pair of long legs thanks to really long heels hidden beneath the bell hems?
All lengths of bell sleeves are in my book but if I were asked what`s my preference, I would probably say it´s the quarter sleeves with a bell that drapes nicely towards the wrist.
Here are some of the most dramatic bell sleeve numbers that I found online.
Bell sleeved coat
Striped bell sleeved cotton-blend top
Stripe Ruffle-Sleeve Shift Dress
Bell-Sleeve Fit-and-Flare Dress with Lace Trim
Bella Sweater Mini Dress
We The Free Good Find Top
So Obviously Yours Top
elodie bell sleeved dress
bay bell sleeved bardot top
Let me know which one is your fave.