The Sleeve Story : A complete lowdown on what's Trending

Have you ever wondered that the sleeves in your attire can completely change the look of your outfit? It is something that we never give much thought to. Wear your heart on your sleeve (or not) but do learn about the biggest trends in Sleeves this season and sport what suits you the best! We bring you a complete lowdown on how to rock this fashion trend. 

1. Bell Sleeves

Also known as Trumpet Sleeves, this retro trend is back - bigger and better! This is one of the hottest ones this season. Since your sleeves are already so big it’s best to let the rest of your outfit be sleek. Steer clear of mixing this with print on print or ruffles etc.

We love this retro number by Nisha Sainani. The print makes it all the more 70’s.


Aditi Rao Hydari is slaying it in this black bell sleeved LBD by Madison and a pair of studded Valentinos. We just love the fuss free, pulled back look with absolutely no accessories and the perfect winged eye liner.

2. Puff Shoulder Sleeves

Quite in vogue this season, power shoulders are breaking the usual notion of slender and feminine. We are personally in awe of this Blueprint by Navya and Divya number. Looks straight out of a sci-fi movie yet so wearable.

If you are broad on your shoulders, should you avoid this trend? Not really, we believe if styled right, this can suit any body type. Make sure there is something else striking in your outfit, maybe a bright pair of shoes or a nice belt, something that keeps the attention between the two divided.

Another variation of this is the “leg of mutton“ sleeve which is basically a highly puff shoulder with the sleeve tapering down all the way to the wrist. Shilpa Shetty is giving us major styling goals in this stunning jacket with puff shoulder sleeves by Payal Singhal.

3. Cut out sleeves

So comfy and glamourous! Can make any outfit go from casual to sexy, and oh- so-perfect, even if you are slightly heavier on your arms as it hides the bulk and still shows some skin.

Parineeti Chopra is stealing our hearts in this dramaqueenofficial dress. Styled by Sanjana Batra with nothing but a broach and gorgeous shoes, the sleeves add to the glamour quotient of the outfit.

Shraddha Kapoor looks like a festive dream in this stunning outfit by Arpita Mehta.

4. Off-Shoulder sleeves

Nothing more feminine than this one! It looks good on almost any body type and can make any outfit go from 0 to 10 as it just comes across as super glamorous.

We “heart” Jacqueline Fernandez in this white stunner by Mahima Mahajan. Styled by Tanya Ghavri, she looks nothing less than a princess. 

Quite a pretty take on the off-shoulder by Deepankshi & Reena in this stunner. Seems like a must have in your festive wardrobe this season!


5. Batwing Sleeves

As the name suggests, a sleeve that is long beginning from deep armholes and ending in fitted cuffs at the wrist. This stunning Eclat by Prerika Jalan outfit is a classic example of how your ethnic wardrobe can also have some twists.

6. Hanging sleeves

The longer the better! Let it hang there... no explanation required for this one. This festive season ditch the Dupatta with your ethnic outfits and try out this trend. There is nothing more festive than this gorgeous Anarkali by Qbik, perfect for a cocktail function or a Diwali party.


Prachi Desai looks like a stunner in this show stopping outfit by SVA by Sonam & Paras Modi. We love how it is a combination of cut out and hanging sleeves!

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