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‘Floor’ them with charm

Published : Apr 10, 2018, 12:20 am IST
Updated : Apr 10, 2018, 12:20 am IST

Floor-length sleeves are the rage this summer and can be incorporated in both Indian and Western wear, say designers.

The model is seen sporting the trend
 The model is seen sporting the trend

Last year the rage among fashion designers, stylists and fashionistas were exaggerated sleeves. People were donning sleeves in all shapes and sizes. Bell to cape to butterfly, these have now been taken over by the floor-touching or knee length sleeves. These sleeves have been predicted to be quite big this with stars likes Prachi Desai, Sonam Kapoor sporting this trend. These sleeves have a dramatic flare to them and tend to make a bold statement when ever worn. 

The trend became an instant hit with designers who were trying to incorporate them into their designs in fun and unique ways. “These sleeves have mostly been found on lehengas, sari and gowns. The best part is that the sleeves can be made both in a plain fabric as well as a sheer embellished fabric,” opiniates designer Prerana Sarkar. But this designer is of the opinion that this trend is just a come-and-go trend. “Although it is a good trend to try, I don't think that it will stick around for a long time. It is one of those contemporary trends that will hang around only for sometime,” says designer Riya Kodali. 


The trend is dramatic and elaborate in itself, so its best to keep the rest of the look as minimal as possible. Riya goes on to say, “You can try a bare neck top with floor-touching sleeves and pair it with a straight cut or parallel cut skirt and chandelier earrings. An A-line cut skirt is strict no as you do not want to add more drama to the look.” Prerana also suggests trying out a one shoulder, floor-touching sleeve gown to make a bold and stylish statement. 

Floor length sleeves are a a busy trend to carry off. “Although minimal is the way to go, I have seen people styling the trend with heavy and dramatic jewellery which I think works well too,” adds Riya. The jewellery that you wear should be such that it doesn’t get lost in the floor touching sleeves. Designer Ashwini Raju says, “It is always a good thing to keep the neck bare with this trend. Heavy chunky earrings with a crystal belt and clutch will be perfect.” She further adds, “I think that organza in any summery colour will be the best choice.” Other than organza there are other fabrics which one can try out. 


“Materials like chiffon, single jersey or  knitted fabric or any kind of stretchable fabric will suit the  floor length sleeves,” Prerana signs off.

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