Nothing says fly better than a bell sleeve
A couple of weeks ago, Superbalist asked me to construct a must-have list of their Summer Fun collection in return for a generous voucher to their online store. As Superbalist is a South African e-commerce website that is positioned as a high-trend shopping destination, hosting local and international products with over 1 million active members, I was very honoured to receive this project from them.
The most difficult part of this job was definitely the choosing of the products. It was an impossible mission to distinguish a winner among all of their fabulous stock. In the end, a black, sheer bell-sleeved blouse and a pair of glitter heels (big surprise, Minette) stole my heart.
A bell-sleeve is a set-in sleeve that is smooth at the armhole but widely flared at the hem edge. It is a super trendy style lately and is a designers favourite to add to a garment to spice up the routine. Bell-sleeves are found in a wide variety of forms – from colourful cotton blouses for the everyday to the sexy sheer sleeve dresses that adds the x-factors to any look. This style is easy to overdo though – keep the rest of your silhouette simple with straight lines and linear compositions while working with this dramatic flare.
I paired my sheer bell blouse with a new, high-waisted jean from Country Road and completed the look with the glitter heals and a diamanté choker curtesy of Colette by Colette Hayman. As you all know, I like to add that last little pop of colour to individualise my looks – so of course, MAC’s Candy Yum-Yum bright pink was the perfect finishing touch (makeup curtesy of MAC Cosmetics).
So there you have it friends, the low-down on how to dress the bell-sleeve. Let’s all jump onto this trend-wagon and elegantly wave our arms in celebration of this looks reappearance since it’s very unfortunate departure in the early 2000s.