It’s All In The Sleeve

As a Wardrobe Consultant & Stylist I’m always keen to inspire my clients to try a new trend. Sometimes all it takes is one little garment to update so many items in your wardrobe.

The Statement sleeve is having a moment. Frilly, flouncy, drapey, girly the detail is all on the arm.

Nailing a trend can be tricky sometimes but I think this one suits all.  The great thing is, this trend is all about the garment, not the body wearing it. Often we are concerned about whether our body shape will suit a new style but this one fits all. This trend has great coverage but speaks volumes in updating our current wardrobe into something that says fashion.

Update your office look in pale blue pin stripe or liven up your weekend with frivolous pink, there is a style to suit everyone’s lifestyle.

So, if need to buy one thing this month, buy a blouse or shirt with a statement sleeve. I only have two tips, keep the bottom half simple and don’t offer to wash up!

For The Office


Next £34 Next have reworked the white shirt with large frills on the arm. Great for an evening look with statement trousers or work tucked into a bright pencil skirt for work.

Label Lost Ink at Asos £36 I love these gigantic sleeves. This shirt would update your grey suit.

Marks and Spencer £39.50 The simple cotton blue pinstripe gets an update with these exaggerated sleeves with simple ties. This has a wider fit and could also been worn with denim for a more casual look.

For The Weekend


Zara £29.99 A simple pop of red would update an evening look. A simple style with a flattering V neck, team with statement wide printed trousers this top would look fabulous with skinny jeans.

Maje at Net a Porter £155 Gorgeous green. A beautiful ribbed top with sleeves that go wide but clinched in at the wrist

Zara £29.99 Baby pink,  ruffles in a stretchy cotton. This would look fabulous tucked into bright red trousers or calmed down with pale denim.

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Natasha Musson is a Wardrobe Consultant & Stylist. She works with real women all over the South West. With a background in television production, she set up her styling business and for eight years she has been dressing real women.

“I’m thrilled to be Head of Fashion for Maximise Live TV. For the pilot show I talked Statement Sleeves with Angela.”