For Fall/Winter 2016, designers plunged into the past and introduced vintage-inspired pieces with a touch of theatrics, which led to a re-emergence of the exaggerated sleeve in full force on the street-style scene. This trend is perfectly in keeping with the feel of the season and an undeniable (and infinitely appealing) mishmash of minimalist and maximalist trends, which is apparent in the merging of prominent prints with understated designs and in neutral pieces with striking silhouettes.
The playful, larger-than-life sleeve has already been seen on sweaters, button-down shirts, dresses, and beyond, adding dramatic flair and a sense of nonchalant sophistication. Below, Savoir Flair rounds up the three most dazzling, big-sleeve silhouettes spotted on the streets of Paris.
A sartorial twist that’s perfect for a minimal look, the balloon-style sleeve revives casual basics and neutral knitwear, instantly adding a whole lot of edge.
A modern take on the flared-sleeve style of the 70s comes in the form of the exaggeratedly long and ill-fitting sleeve. It’s precisely the impracticality of this design that makes a chic and avant-garde statement.
Another cool style narrative of the exaggerated trend is the ready-for-fall glove sleeve. Not only does this fitted style add another layer of warmth, but it also incorporates an element of the always-popular athleisure trend.