The sleeve is perhaps my favourite detailing of a fashion item. As in the amazing Dahlia blouse which I wore in a recent look, the drama of a flared/pleated/downright outrageous sleeve is rarely rivalled. Though gigantic bell sleeves have the unfortunate tendency to trail in ketchup, I’ve nevertheless seen their popularity explode, with Instagram and Tumblr posts featuring women in sleeves that could compete with Dumbledore’s, or white shirts with cuffs dangling unpinned and massive, racking up thousands of likes and notes.
This Band of Gypsies dress is not quite so OTT as that, but the detailing certainly does riff on the seventies bell sleeve trend that is no doubt going to dominate at Glastonbury this week. Incidentally, the three-quarter length design of these particular sleeve allow me to chow down on my ketchup-laden burger without fear of staining.