Trends 2020: Statement sleeve tops to look out for this summer

COVER STORY / 2020-05-06

Trends 2020: Statement sleeve tops to look out for this summer

Statement-making sleeves have been in style on and off the current trends for a while. As we officially enter the spring-summer time of 2020 and let us tell you – Structured sleeves, puff sleeves, ruched sleeves…it’s all in, yet again! Prior in January this year, the red carpet at the Golden Globes occasion filled in as a definitive verification that statement sleeves have indeed returned in a significant manner to be the ‘sleeve trend of 2020’. To twofold check, we pored over the S/S 2020 runway assortments, and indeed, fashioners absolutely concur. One of our favorite red carpet looks in recent memory is the Miu Miu dress actress Bel Powley wore at the Golden Globes. The ruffles, the puffs, the bow, and powder blue color – it was all on point.

In recent 2020 fashion shows at NY, Milan and Copenhagen, ace designers like Marc Jacobs, Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini and Cecilie Bahnsen all marched the most marvelous, sentimental takes on the Renaissance-propelled sleeve. In London, designer Richard Quinn presented a convincing defense for an extreme sleeve with his utilization of ultra-shiny latex and backdrop prints. Planner Giambattista Valli's is good to go to drop his eagerly awaited collaboration with H&M, that highlights voluminous silk-ruffle shapes and colossal flared-tulle sleeves on party outfits – without a moment to spare for the bubbly season.

Collections by designers Alessandra Rich and Richard Quinn, were instilled with a feeling of both sentimentalism and quality. Make sure to wear your statement sleeve tops with checks, crêpes and mental fortitude. In the event that anything – especially where the sleeve of tops is concerned – designers have gone significantly bolder for spring/summer 2020. In Paris, the sleeves came sexed-up thanks to sheer fabrics, tactical ruching and fearless bunching in Alessandra Rich’s collection. Her collection was directly inspired by Joan Collins’ character from the 1980s soap opera, Dynasty: ”She looked great in any outfit, even when getting arrested and going to prison.” Last but not the least, designer Rejina Pyo's rendition of bold sleeves was arguably one of a kind.

Obviously, this isn't the first time that the trend has been at the center of attention. Be that as it may, the statement sleeves of yesteryear were increasingly centered around unpretentious, cutesy subtleties, though the 2020 renditions are undeniably, progressively creative and chance taking. Structured sleeve summer tops can especially help you create a very flattering body shape. They make your waist look smaller and more defined. You can literally hide behind the volume. The only exception would be those of you with broad shoulders. If you have wide shoulders already, you probably will not want to jump on this trend. 


From bell-shaped and extra-long to balloon and cold-shoulder, steal the spotlight all year long with statement sleeve tops. We’ve rounded up the top 5 top statement tops for summer trends to invest in right now

1. Bell Sleeve

One of the key patterns to come out of late style weeks is bell sleeves(also called chime or ringer sleeves). Fitted on the shoulder and flaring out wide toward the wrist, the ringer sleeve is equivalent to it generally was, yet very surprising. Gone are any hippy and bohemian references, rather, the new bell sleeve is current and absolutely chic. From smooth dresses to cool tops and even eccentric sews, these statement sleeves include a one of a kind portion of style to even the most straightforward of outfits. Extra-wide flares that tie at the elbow and unsettle structures are the key bell styles to purchase this season.

2. Bishop Sleeves

While bell sleeves look sleek and chic, Bishop sleeves look a bit more delicate and feminine. Most ordinarily spotted on tops, bishop sleeves complement the outfits where they are the champion element, standing out in their own right. The style, which balloons out toward the lower arm before a gathering into a sleeve at the wrist, looks best in sheer textures, for example, chiffon and lace trims. With respect to how the bell sleeve tops ought to be styled, there are two similar ways. The former embraces the casual, bohemian aesthetic while the latter compares the free sleeves with sharp designs and clean fabrics to keep the look modern.

3. Flounce Sleeves

In spite of looking very similar to the bell sleeves, flounce sleeves are in general unpretentious and more ladylike. The style is made by joining a bit of roundabout cut fabric to the sleeves. This lends a ripple effect look that gives flounce sleeves their popular flare. This season, flounce sleeves can be found in all sizes. Whatever the size, to wear a flounce sleeve this summer, pair tops with casual pants and low-heeled shoes. The sensational flounce sleeves, then again, are best known for standout top-wear and times when you want to sport a "turn around and look at me again" style.

4. Ruffle Sleeves

To raise the stakes on flounce sleeves, consider wearing the even wilder, ruffle sleeves. These sleeves are fun and call for attention.  Whether you choose ruffles that completely cover the sleeve or ones that start from the elbow, these sleeves are all the statements you need. Pair your ruffle sleeve shirt with simple structures, for example, straight-leg pants. This way, you will keep your look snappy and chic, instead of letting it go over-the-top.

5. Extra-Long Sleeves

Impractical extra-long sleeves are absolutely in design right now. This one is literally a larger than life trend. Appearing oversized and stretched out, these extra-long sleeves have made a cool “rough around the edges” statement for many fashion week outfits. These sleeves can be seen on button-up shirts, cutesy tops, and casual knitwear as they continue to reign the universe of street style and Instagram feeds. Like other statement styles, extra-long sleeves will in general look best when matched with basic apparel, so wear yours with a modest pair of jeans or dark trousers. Also, remember that such long sleeves can pull the eye down and leave you looking short, so always try to wear heels with them.