The 70s was all about the flares — take it from Stevie Nicks and her Fleetwood Mac stage outfits. Even in the 90s, the trend continued to be a mainstay as fashion fell in love with the puffy, bell-sleeves on the series Seinfeld. Case in point: classic pieces will never go out of style and it’s a fool-proof way to make your wardrobe stylish for all seasons.
After being a staple in three fashionable eras, the bell sleeves are back and better than ever. Not only will it upgrade the basics, but it will also give your movements a lot more pizzazz.
Below are four ways to style the playful, bell sleeve top:
1. For an elevated workwear, toughen up a sweet, off-shoulder top with a black longline vest and a matching black skirt.
2.Wear a moto jacket over the statement top to strategically show off the billowing cuffs. P.S. Pick an outerwear that comes with zippers on its hemlines to achieve the look.
3. Transition summer’s slip dress into fall by layering it with a tiered-sleeve top.
4. Put a twist on a romantic ensemble by adding contrast — think wearing a white floral dress with a plain black bell-sleeved top. For a pop of color, accessorize the look with a bold-colored statement mini bag!
Photos from Who What Wear, Refinery29, and Closetful of Clothes