These three outfits combine two of my favorite trends this summer – the off-the-shoulder and the statement sleeve trends. If I have to pick one favorite look I will have to go with the first look. While all of the looks make a statement, the first one makes me feel the most comfortable in terms of “coverage”. In addition, the combination of smocked elastic detail and tiered crochet on the sleeve is not one you see every day. For a more trendy, youthful styling, check out the model here.
The dress also features killer sleeves but in a more subtle way. I have to admit I purchased the dress so I can pair it with my new espadrilles. It came in with a few wrinkles but after taking care of those I saw the potential of this LWD (little white dress). The fabric is very casual (but lined) so it is the perfect vacation dress or cover up. Paired with the right accessories and shoes specifically, it can be elevated to a perfect date night outfit. I also love the smocked elastic neckline (similar to the first top) which I believe stays in place better than a simple elastic band.
The last top is not your typical statement sleeve top. While the lace sleeves are unique, I think that the overall top design with peeking lace accents is what made me want to keep it. True to the Free People brand, it is quite transparent but still in a classy way.
The best part of statement sleeves pieces is that they are, well, statement. That means that everything else can be kept pretty simple which always makes getting out of the door easier. What do you think of these outfits?