How to slay the fluted sleeve trend like a celeb

You don’t have to be the princess-y type to wear this season’s fluted-sleeve trend. These celebs show the different ways to work it into your everyday wardrobe. 

Hayley Woo
Hayley Woo
28 Aug 2017

Hayley Woo

Adding fluted sleeves to a body-skimming dress adds drama and an avant-garde flair to a simple silhouette.

Takeaway styling tips:
Keep the length of the dress short so that the long bell sleeves don’t seem too dressy or fussy.

We recommend:
Only Swing Dress With Bell Sleeve Detail, $38.79 from ASOS

Photo: Instagram/@hayleywoojiayi

Elizabeth Lee
Elizabeth Lee
28 Aug 2017

Elizabeth Lee

Bloomingly large sleeves aren’t just reserved for Victorian-era costumes or formal wear. Keep it casual, sweet and down-to-earth with a gingham top, like Elizabeth’s version here.

Takeaway styling tips:
Pair with shorts or boyfriend jeans for a laid-back weekend outfit that also scores high on the style meter.

We recommend:
Cotton On Abbie Off the Shoulder Top, $20.96

Photo: Instagram/@leeqiaoer
 

Bonnie Loo
Bonnie Loo
28 Aug 2017

Bonnie Loo

The easiest way to ease into a trend? Pick a piece in a monochromatic hue that matches virtually anything in your wardrobe, like Bonnie’s crisp white top and this easy-to-wear black blouse with a tie-sleeve detail from Cotton On.

Takeaway styling tips:
Go for crisp cotton or a more structured fabric for more polish and sophistication.

We recommend:
Cotton On Angelina Tie Bell Sleeve Blouse, $24.46

Photo: Instagram/@bonnieloo94

Rebecca Lim
Rebecca Lim
28 Aug 2017

Rebecca Lim

Trumpet sleeves can sometimes look like they came out of a period drama wardrobe, but in a good way, as Becks shows in this gorgeously prim, high-necked, Victorian-inspired Fendi lace blouson.

Takeaway styling tips:
For a less frilly (and more contemporary take), pair it with a pair of plain wide-legged trousers or even denim jeans.

We recommend:
ASOS Top In Lace With Ruffle Front And Long Sleeve, $40.95

Photo: Instagram/@limrebecca

Julie Tan
Julie Tan
28 Aug 2017

Julie Tan

Poufy sleeves on an off-shoulder denim dress is a hipster classic. The unique sleeves on Julie’s dress combines two trends in one – poufy and fluted sleeves.

Takeaway styling tips:
We love the equally unusual sleeves on this Editor’s Market dress. Not only is it ruffled and poufy, it is also tiered and fluted. When it comes to sleeves this season, more is definitely more.

We recommend:
Janise Ruffle-Sleeve dress in light denim blue, $39, from Editor’s Market

Photo: Instagram/@julietan_cxq
 

He Ying Ying
He Ying Ying
28 Aug 2017

He Ying Ying

Ying Ying’s cropped shirring top contrasts the long, fluttery trumpet sleeves with the flashes of skin on the shoulders and midriff.

Takeaway styling tips:
A taut tum is required, so start hitting the floor and doing those crunches!

We recommend:
ASOS Denim Crop Top With Fluted Sleeve and Lace Up Back, $60.34

Photo: Instagram/@hereisyingying

Roz Pho
Roz Pho
28 Aug 2017

Roz Pho

Long, flowy bell sleeves lend a hippy-dippy effect to beachwear, especially kaftans like Roz Pho’s here. Plus, they also help shield your arms from getting burnt.

Takeaway styling tips:
Keep the hemline at thigh length so all that fabric doesn’t look overwhelming on the beach. A subtle flash of skin on the shoulders also helps.

We recommend:
Island Stories Open Shoulder Beach Dress With Neon Contast Stitching With Tassel, $84.05from ASOS

Photo: Instagram/@rozpho

Andrea Chong
Andrea Chong
29 Aug 2017

Andrea Chong

The style Instagrammer hits the nail on the head with this floaty red dress with ruffled front and sleeve detailing that will look just as gorgeous dressed up as it does dressed down.

Takeaway styling tips:
With all those ruffles going on, keep accessories to a minimum and opt for neutral-hued shoes to keep the focus on the dress.  

We recommend:
Wallis red flute sleeve shift dress, $93.90 from Zalora

Photo: Instagram/@dreachong

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