If you ever needed evidence to show how fashion is cyclic, just scroll through your Instagram feed and notice how statement sleeves are making a comeback. With fashion, as with life, things come a full circle, and statement sleeves are the very proof of this. A trend that is recurrent since the Victorian times, the present day version let’s you explore the gamut – from pouffy bishop and peasant sleeves to drapier varieties like trumpet and bell sleeves. Here are the hottest looks from this trend that warrant inclusion into your wardrobe ASAP.

Trumpet Sleeve

Bell Sleeves
Model is wearing: top, Nuon by Westside; skirt, Nuon by Westside

The bohemian in you will love this breeze variant. It is a much dressed down version of the bell sleeve and creates the illusion of a longer and slimmer arm line – making it flattering on everyone. Pair it with a denim skirt and you’ve nailed the trend.

Bubble Sleeves

Balloon Sleeves
Model is wearing: top, Nuon by Westside; shorts, Nuon by Westside

This micro trend is all over Instagram right now, so the time is right to give it a try. A dressy version like this gunmetal one is appropriate for a night out with the girls.

Button Up

Button Up
Model is wearing: top; Gia by Westside

Regardless of seasonal changes, the button-up sleeve will always remain a classic. Find a piece like the one above which is a mix of two of the hottest trends right now – statement sleeves and stripes.

Cold Shoulder

Cold Shoulder
Model is wearing: dress, Nuon by Westside; shirt, Nuon by Westside

Yes, the cold shoulder is still going strong and shows no signs of budging anytime soon. The newest way to wear it, though, is to experiment. Try something new like layering two cold shoulder separates with incongruous cut-outs.

Bell Sleeves

Cropped Flare
Model is wearing: dress, Wardrobe by Westside; neckpiece, Globus

This easy yet bang on trend version is the perfect way to initiate yourself into this trend. The bell sleeve drapes gently over the arm, making this style the comfiest of the lot. Find versions like the one above that work perfectly for your go-to work outfits

Photographs by Rohan Hande; Model: Priya Banerjee (TFM); Hair and Make-up: Danica D’rego; Production: Apoorva Singh; Styling: Kavisa Rebello; Fashion Assistant: Nicole Fernandes

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