First Look: It’s All in the SLEEVES

Sleeves this spring/summer are tiered, sheer, shirred, puffed, bowed, belled, slit, and cuffed.

Variations on White


Left: Claude PierlotMagic Cotton and Silk-blend Sweater– A T with character. Simple, delicate basic. Ribbed round-neck, short puffed sleeves with contrasting lace detailing, all-over fine knit detailing with ribbed hem. Pulls on. Cotton/silk/nylon/lace. On sale $86.00

Center: Jacquemus Off the Shoulder Shirt– Crisp cotton poplin with long mutton chop sleeves and concealed side zipper closure. Womanly. Fresh. $423.00

Right: White Contrast Binding Bell Sleeve Off The Shoulder Top– Really a T with dramatic, ruffled sleeves. Polyester/spandex. On sale $11.00. No kidding.

 Blues Plus


Left: Blue Vertical Striped Cutout High Neck Billow Sleeve Blouse– Name says it all. Polyester/cotton. ¾ sleeve. A good office piece. (Chokers are back too) Sale $18.90

Center: Vertical Striped Bow Tie Sleeve Blouse– Great looking detail makes this look far more expensive than it is. Polyester. Round neck. Double bow. Sale $18.90   

Right: Blue Vertical Striped Pocket Blouse– At first glance looks like men’s shirting, then one sees the trendy sleeve. Casual, cotton with open ruffle detail. Sale $22.90

Not Shown: Blue Knit Tiered Ruffle-Sleeve Boatneck Top – $12.99                           

Waist-Accenting Sashes


Left: Blue Vertical Striped Lantern Sleeve Surplice Wrap Top– Feminine and flirty-keep bottom simple. Polyester/cotton, ¾ length puff sleeve. V neck wrap. $24.00

Center: MIM Label Salo Wrap Shirt– Frames the face and shows off any tan. Cotton/nylon shirting with a tad of elastane. Styled with a covered snap closure and wraparound ties at the waist. Covered elastic cinches the pleated puff sleeves. Black, light blue or white from $154.00 – $88.00

Right: Black and White Puff Sleeve Chiffon Top– This one’s easy to dress up. Check print, ¾ sleeve, soft fabric. Wrap bow design. Relaxed fit.  $70.00

Short Sleeves Needn’t Be Plain


Left: Temperley London Elette Shirt– Girly. Powder-hued sheer silk organza inspired by traditional Spanish folk costume. A button-up style with tulle tiered sleeves detailed with looped ribbons. Adorned with satin-stitched flowers for an eye-catching finish. Also available in black. Sale $380.00

Center: NECESSARY OBJECTS Puff-Sleeve Off-the-Shoulder Top– Definitely flirty.  Square neck. Low, layered, sheer, puff short sleeves. Polyester tulle. Sale $18.00 A find.

Right: Pandora Sykes x Hunza G Red Puff Sleeve Blouse– An upgraded peasant look. Thick, seersucker Lycra. Crisp polycotton sleeves. Wide scoop neckline. Can be worn off the shoulders. Lined. Stretch fit body. Cotton/nylon. $245.00  Also black

Not Shown: Anna October Puff-sleeve off-the-shoulder broderie-anglaise top in red or white $454.00


Left: Black Satin Off the Shoulder Tunic– Easy, minimal, sleek, fun. Dress up or down. Elasticized off-the-shoulder neckline and short puff sleeves. Also white $38.00

Right: Alexis Valencia Tiered Sleeve V-Neck Top– Crisp and Spanish looking for the tailored (not dull) woman. Slim silhouette. Yoked back. Slightly arched hem. Silk; lining, polyester. Patrician looking. Also black. $374.00

Not Shown: Red Dramatic Ruffle Sleeve Off The Shoulder Top $17.00

The items featured in this article have been chosen by the editors of Woman Around Town simply because we like them and think you may, too. No advertising fees have been paid to Woman Around Town for this article.