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How to Wear: Statement Sleeves

9 August 2017

Trend-lovers take note: this season it’s all about sleeves! Statement sleeves are in full swing this summer (literally!) and we predict this trend won’t be going anywhere anytime soon! With a slight nod back to the 70s but with a contemporary twist, we’re embracing sleeves of all kinds. Whether it’s ruffled, ruched, frilled or fluted there’s something for everyone in our new collections. Here at Bonmarché we’ve taken our own spin of the trend, as we know HUGE sleeves just aren’t practical for day-to-day tasks. That’s why we’ve reduced the size and opted for a more subtle taken on the current trend. Stylish and wearable, what’s not to love?!

Fluted Sleeve Blouse With V Neck Detail

Fluted Sleeve Blouse With V Neck Detail

If you’re looking for a top that presents elegance and sophistication, then this is the one for you! With just the right size ruffles to make a fashion-forward statement this top masters the art of statement sleeves. Mark Heyes tells us why he loves this design in particular:

“The sleeve trend just keeps getting bigger and BIGGER at the moment and this top certainly nails the look. Thankfully its ¾ length sleeves make it a tad more practical than so many others out there.” - Mark Heyes

Try wearing these sleeves with a smart pair of grey trousers, the added tie waist detail of this pair makes it a double-trend-tick outfit.

Ruffle Sleeve Jumper

With all the miserable weather we’ve been experiencing in the UK lately, we can’t help but think about knitwear already! This lightweight knit is perfect for the chillier days, plus its subtle frill sleeves provide the perfect modern update to a plain black jumper. As it’s black, it will be sure to go with everything so versatility is not something to worry about here! We think it will look equally fabulous with your favourite denims, as it would with a more formal patterned skirt. The outfit opportunities are endless!

Ruffle Sleeve Jumper
Floral Printed Double Layer Split Sleeve Blouse with Necklace

Floral Printed Blouse with Necklace

“I love the blossom print on this blouse, but it’s the BILLOWING SLEEVES that steal the show. Their cape like design allows you to flash the flesh without showing any hint of an upper arm.” - Mark Heyes

– We couldn’t agree more with Mark… If you’re upper arm conscious, this top is the ideal shape; concealing the areas of concern whilst flattering your upper body in full. The pretty oriental print adds a touch of elegance making it the perfect style for a special occasion. This top will look amazing teamed with smart black trousers, so why not update your classics and try our new shape satin wide leg trousers,satin wide leg trousers for a refreshed look. Plus it comes with a free necklace, so the hard work of accessorising is done for you!

Floral Burnout Frill Sleeve Jersey Top

If you’re looking to embrace the trend but you’re weary about making too much of a statement, ease yourself in with a subtly small sleeve. We’ve updated a simple jersey top with this season’s must-have frill detail to add a feminine and summery touch to the look. Light and comfortable whilst remaining stylish and on-trend! If you need the perfect outfit to wear to a casual summer garden party or BBQ, this colourful top would look perfect teamed with a pair ofwhite crop trouser.,

Ruffle Sleeve Jumper
Flute Sleeve Swing Dress

Flute Sleeve Swing Dress

“Everyone needs a throw on and go dress when it comes to the summer season. I love the fact that this looks great with heels and equally chic with flats. The subtle fluted sleeves make it so ON-TREND right now whilst the Chartreuse colour really gives off that summer holiday vibe” - Mark Heyes

– Mark always gets it right, and your customer reviews would suggest you completely agree. A customer from our Bristol store tells us, “I am not normally one for dresses but this caught my eye and I tried it on and loved it. A really versatile piece that can be dressed up or down. Comfortable and good value too”.