If you are someone who likes to throw on a top and go, statement sleeves are for you! Puff sleeve tops were a trend last spring and since no one got to see you wear them you can pull out your purchases from last year or splurge on something new. Statement sleeve tops come in a range from minimal poof to dramatic billowy sleeves. Choosing the right top for your body type can be a little intimidating so today I’ll show you some of my favorite statement sleeve tops and some tips on how to wear them.
Statement sleeves come in a variety of “volumes” — the key is to choose a sleeve shape that is comfortable for you and works proportionally with your body type.
:: Pear Shaped Bodies
If you have a pear shaped body (hips are wider than your waist and shoulders) as I do — you are in luck — you can rock this trend to the hilt and go for a dramatic full length puff sleeve. A dramatic sleeve will emphasize your waist and give you an hourglass shape while staying in balance with your lower half.
:: Apple Shaped Bodies
For my apple shape friends (thin arms and legs but you tend to gain weight in the midsection) you will want to stick with a sleeve than has an even amount of puff. A puff on the smaller side will continue to emphasize your slim arms and stay in balance with your torso.
:: Inverted Triangle
If you have broader shoulders than your hips (this shape is also known as the inverted triangle) you definitely want to stick to slimmer puff sleeve styles so you can avoid looking disproportionately top heavy.
:: Rectangle Shaped
The puff sleeve trend is fabulous for anyone who has an undefined waist and not many curves (this shape is also known as a rectangle). For rectangle body types puff sleeves will add softness to your frame. There are a variety of flattering styles but one that is cinched at the waist (like a peplum top) can create the illusion of an hourglass shape and will flatter your frame.
Here are six of my favorites that you can find right now.
The details on each of these tops is so different that you don’t need to do much else with your outfit. I like to pull on my high waisted mom jeans and sandals and be on my way.
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