Wearing //

I'll have to admit that the "statement sleeve" trend hasn't been my favorite. In fact, just a few weeks ago I wrote on Twitter that it's one trend I'm tired of seeing. I think it has good intentions - take something basic and give it a little twist. But more often than not, I've been left scratching my head. I think if you're fairly thin, detailed sleeves can look chic. But if you're like me and aren't exactly toned in the arm area, lots of volume can add more bulk, creating an unflattering silhouette. What's a girl to do? 

Enter this beautiful plum colored dress I bought from Anthropologie. I didn't think I would like it, but as soon as I tried it on, I knew that this was one dress I could make work. It didn't hurt that I've had a gift card burning a hole in my wallet for ages! The key for me is to keep things simple - allow the dress to be the focal point and use very little fluff everywhere else. I know it'll transition well into the Fall given its overall shape and color. 

What do you ladies think of the trend? I wore it to my friend's birthday dinner and it was perfect for the occasion!


  1. This trend is not for me but that does look amazing on you and this color is so perfect.


  2. First, the color of the dress is a favorite! And very flattering on you! I don't mind a little bit of a statement sleeve as long as it's not too overwhelming or impractical. The sleeves on this dress are perfect!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

  3. That gorgeous dress definitely makes a statement on its own and I love that you kept other accessories minimal. I love the pretty color and those sleeves! What a great purchase!

  4. I like the trend but totally agree with what you are saying - it has to be done right. And some of those sleeves have gone crazy! I love this dress on you. That is your color!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  5. I think it's wise to keep an open mind about most trends - just because you don't immediately love it doesn't mean it won't work it's way into your heart eventually.

  6. I do agree that this trend is getting a wee bit saturated. Though I don't mind a good sleeve detail here and there. This dress is gorgeous on you. The shape, the color, everything about it! Great find!
    Caryl | http://morepiecesofme.com


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