Three Ways to Style Bell Sleeves Tops

18.4.16

We have all heard bell bottoms, especially you fellow 90s kids, but it is time to graduate and consider bell-sleeves instead. Take one look at a bell-sleeve and you shall be whisked straight back to the 70s. The dreamy 70s era has come an abundance of voluminous shapes whether it is your hair, bottoms or tops. This trend is characterised by a fitted top with a distinct ethereal volume starting below the elbow or wrist, the perfect way to add a slight drama to any ensemble. The catch about a trend making a comeback is all about interpretation and recreate a modern look with it so you can avoid looking like you're going to a fancy dress party, and here's 3 different ways to style bell-sleeve tops. 

wearing: SHOWPO top | LOFT flared jeans | RUBI wedges | MULBERRY bag

1. Double Bells: Bell sleeves and bell bottoms. you cannot get anymore 70s than this double combo. Ever since the skinnies trend, I always thought that the bell bottom jeans will never ever make a comeback whatsoever. But obviously I thought wrong. Somehow wearing bell bottoms create a slimmer and elongating effect which is always a plus point in my book. Perhaps its the mystery of your calf size. I decided to add another classic style in the mix of denim and whites, and complete the look with a pair of wedges for extra height. 

wearing: BEGINNING bOUTIQUE top | H&M dungaree | GIVENCHY antigona bag | STACCATO heels 
2. Bells and Dungarees: Although at first Overalls, or also known as Dungarees, may seemingly be challenging to style, it can actually be a quick and easy outfit as they can be paired with literally any top from your wardrobe. The crucial trick is to style them without looking like an overgrown toddler, unless you are Kendall Jenner, most people cannot get away with it. Mixing something a little flirty and feminine with these lace bell-sleeves top. And not forgetting to smarten up and elongate the legs with a pair of black pointy heels. 

wearing: POMELO FASHION top | A BRAND white jeans | COACH bag | ADIDAS superstar shoes

3. Gothic bells: the first rule I learnt when styling a look from one of my favourite fashion guru, Chriselle Lim, is "opposites attract". Pair your voluminous top with a fitted bottom or vice versa to avoid losing your shape. So in this case I chose to pair my black bell-sleeve top from Pomelo Fashion with white skinnies for a casual street look. This is my way of being lazy but trying to be stylish at the same time, because you can never go wrong with an all black outfit. 

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  1. Beautiful. What a lovely space to sew. Thanks for sharing x

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  2. Beautiful. What a lovely space to sew. Thanks for sharing x

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