Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Shoulderless Sleeve

With the Spring and Summer seasons already on my mind, I couldn't help but to do a little research on their respective trends. One potential candidate (out of many!) for 'hottest look' is the exposed shoulder. First of all, the exposed shoulder obviously is not a rarity for us during the hottest months of the year in Florida. However, the way in which it is being exposed this upcoming season definitely is. Usually, we are accustomed to a bare arm following that uncovered shoulder, yes? In Spring/Summer 2010, it simply is not so. What has been feautured fairly consistently in the designers' Spring/Summer Shows is a sleeve (short or long) attatched below the showing shoulder. I'm not talking Avril Lavigne's 'arm socks' that she paired with her sleeveless wifebeaters, because this look is definitely not for the angsty rocker. Although edgy, the sleeve accompagnying the revealed shoulder also evokes a feeling of classic elegance. See Karl Lagerfeld's approach to the style in the upper right. Similar looks have been spotted in the collections of Louise Golden and Lanvin.
image courtesy of fashionising

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