25 Ways to Get In on the Bell Sleeve Trend

Lauren Caruso
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If early 2016 was the season of the off-the-shoulder top and a flouncy hemline, late 2016 is the season of the trumpet sleeve. You know the one: Usually skinny through the bicep, the trumpet sleeve bells out around the elbow or wrist, thereby rendering your hands useless. Brands like Stella McCartney, Celine, Ellery, and Vetements sent hands-less models down the runway last year, but the trend didn’t really stick until now.

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The key to wearing a bell-sleeve shirt, I’ve found, is to embrace the billowing: If you’re wearing a sweater, push it up a tad near the elbow to give yourself a tiny uptick in range of motion, or. if you have the option, leave your cuffs unbuttoned for some additional volume. And if you’re really not into covering your hands at all (though you’ll regret that sentiment when you forget your gloves one day this winter), just pick a bell sleeve sweater or dress that ends at the wrist, you know, like a normal sweater or dress.

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Ahead, 25 cozy, sometimes-functional ways to get in on the trend this winter.

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Navy Pinstripe Oversize Wide Cuff Shirt, $112; at Pixie Market

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Jayne Blouse, $146; at Loeil

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Liliane Bell-Sleeve Pullover, $328; at Anthropologie

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EDIT Long Flute Sleeve Midi Dress $390; at Shopbop

Wilfred Pozzi Blouse, $110; at Aritizia

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Gestuz Maiden Silk Shirt With Bell Sleeves And Buttons, $240; at ASOS

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Cushnie et Ochs Bella Split-Sleeve Textured Stretch-Crepe Blouse, $650; at Net-A-Porter

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CONTEXT Bell-Sleeved Floral Knit Dress, $59; at Lord + Taylor

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Heritage Bell Sleeve Top, $148; at Banana Republic

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Darja Sweater, $160; at Club Monaco

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Luba Pleated-Sleeve Dress, $108; at Guess

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Blouse with Trumpet Sleeves, $18; at H&M

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Rocha Top, $122; at Loeil

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Mira Dress, $128; at Need Supply Co.

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Jill Jill Stuart Velour Bell-Sleeve Shift Dress, $270; at Neiman Marcus

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Striped Ruffled Sleeve Cuff Shirt, $62; at at Pixie Market

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Lanvin Trumpet-Sleeve Ribbed Pullover, $1,280; at Neiman Marcus

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Love V Neck Ribbed Top With Bell Sleeves, $19; at ASOS

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Caroline Constas Anastasia lace-up stretch cotton-blend poplin top, $385; at Net-A-Porter

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Gathered Sleeve Sweatshirt, $23; at Zara

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Self-Portrait Floral-Embroidered Organza And Crepe Mini Dress, $445; at Net-A-Porter

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Trumpet V-neck Top, $85; at & Other Stories

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Jaydea Coat, $398; at Club Monaco

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Derek Lam 10 Crosby Bell Sleeve Dress, $417; at Shopbop

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Lace Tunic With Frills, $70; at Zara

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