Monday, November 9, 2009

TREND REPORT: Dolman Sleeves

Hey there :)

So one of this season's hottest trends is the dolman sleeve. What it is is a sleeve that has a very large armhole, and a tight cuff. They are *incredibly* popular for sweaters and t'shirts right now
. The one in the above picture also has a cowl neck, but I'll get into that some other time.

If you are petite like me, you want to steer away from dolman tops that are turtlenecks- they're not going to do anything to elongate your torso, and can make you look wider than you actually are. If you have larger arms, then dolman tops are perfect for you- the way they fall (nice and drapey) is very forgiving!

One of the best ways to wear a dolman sleeve shirt is also the simplest; just wear it with some skinny jeans or leggings and boots. The idea is to have a fitting bottom, so it's a nice contrast.

You can find dolman tops in several different items- jackets, cardigans, and shirts. All of them are good pieces to have, and you can find them in many different stores. My personal favorite is this one:
While it's a little pricey, it would look great with just a simple t'shirt and jeans.

That's all for now. Thanks for reading :)