Shop the latest trends of the season: The balloon sleeve
Season by season, statement sleeves continue to be a prominent but ever evolving trend that is seen everywhere on almost everyone in some variation. This season, the sleeve that is having it's time in the spotlight is the balloon sleeve. Not to be confused with bell sleeves, balloon sleeves are all about femininity, puff and volume, pulled in with a fitted cuff. The great thing about balloon sleeves is the minimal effort that comes with them. Opt for an item with balloon sleeves and you've instantly added a little drama and pizzazz to your look!
The key to rocking a balloon sleeve is to keep the rest of your outfit simple, as your sleeves will likely play the leading role in your look. For summer, pick a mini dress with balloon sleeves for a cute-as-a-button look with an edge. We have dressed this spotted mini from Forever New with some strappy slides and neutral accessories, keeping the dress the stand out.
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Maggie linen wrap dress from Forever New, Cavani black leather flat sandal from Wittner,
Miss Shop straw basket stripe bag from Myer, Pearl flat disc necklace from Colette, Piper sunglasses from Witchery.
In the second look styled below, we have paired a balloon sleeve top with matching, tailored pants. This look is transseasonal and can be taken seamlessly from summer to autumn by adding a cool blazer draped over your shoulders. The fun of balloon sleeves is the chance to go as big and dramatic as your heart desires. However, if you're wanting something to take you through the seasons, we recommend choosing a smaller puff that allows you to add layers on top.
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Betsy shirred top in Sage from Sheike, Forbidden pant in Sage from Sheike, Piper Aminah shoulder strap crossbody bag in Tan Croc from Myer, French Connection blazer from Myer, Charlton Brown leather block heel sandal in Anaconda from Wittner, Gold chuncky chain necklace from Colette.