AW 19/20: 8 Types of Must-Have Sleeves of the Season! #trending

Coming together with the Autumn winter vibe, 2019 has been focusing all its trend energy on one thing – Sleeves.

Autumn-winter 2019/20 fashion was a whole lot of colour and sobriety, with designers favouring the 70s, 80s and 90s fashion. However, the theme remained the same for everyone – Celebrating the woman of today, minus all requirements. And with this, shoulders and sleeves became the point of emphasis for everyone. Whether it was with a dramatic length or exaggerated high shoulders, there was a whole lot of sleeve play this season.

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Fabrics took a backseat this season with the design taking the front row, in all shapes and sizes. No longer was there one sleeve option out of many prints anymore. The design world had reversed its inspirations and gave us a whole lot to choose from. Here’s what the designers presented us with and how celebrities took over with their own versions of it!

Cape Sleeves:

A flared sleeve with a slit or slash along the length, it gives a loop of a cape when seen from behind. Superwoman style!

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Bell Sleeves:

Usually, longer than 3/4th sleeves, it has a fitted shoulder and is flared out at the bottom. As this season was all about being mega-sized, we saw some floor-length sleeves added a whole lot of pizzazz on the ramps and red carpets.

Puffed Sleeves:

Gathered at the shoulder for a ‘poofy’ look, this season the puffs were even more exaggerated than ever.

Leg O Mutton Sleeves:

Flared at the shoulder and upper arm, this sleeve gradually becomes more fitted towards the elbow. Thus, resembling a mutton-leg. Alexander McQueen’s rose folds was one of the most intriguing takes this season.

Billowy Sleeves:

The voluminous kind, this sleeve is loose and swells up along the arm, either towards the wrist or throughout out the length. There are other versions of this sleeve, like the bishop, balloon and trumpet sleeves.

Ruffled Sleeves:

This sleeve has a fitted look till the elbow (mostly) with multiple layers of ruffled fabrics attached to it. These add the flare to a straight sleeve and a lot of drama too. Khaite’s collection this season was an ode to ruffles and dramatic sleeves.

Extra Long Shirt Sleeves:

Just your general shirt sleeve with an elongated and flared look. Kendall Jenner’s shirt dress was the perfect example of how to pull off this style.

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Padded Shoulder Sleeves:

As the name suggests, this sleeve has a shoulder pad attached to the top and is made extra wide for a fitted power shoulder look.

Although prints are a good way to go for this oh-so-casual look, this season bought a whole range of solids that lets the sleeve shine in the limelight. Keeping the focus on the sleeves, pair these styles with a pair of denim or palazzo for a day look and add on a high-waisted skirt or a solid LBD for a minimal-maximal look! And while you’re up to date with this trend for your wardrobe, we have the perfect jewellery to go with it!  

Stay tuned to see what we have in store for you!

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