5 Types of Sleeves for Slim-Looking Arms and Shoulders | Lookbook Store

5 Types of Sleeves for Slim-Looking Arms and Shoulders

Posted: Jan 20 2015 by Lookbook Store

C'mon, admit it. You sometimes look at yourself in front of the mirror and whine about how big your arms look or how broad your shoulders look. Don't we all? Even a lot of us here are guilty of such self-criticism.

But don't you fret, my dear lovelies. In fact, don't be too hard on yourself because we've found a trick that can help create an illusion of slim arms and shoulders.

And it's all about the type of sleeves.

So if you're ready, check out these sleeve types to amp your styling game:

1. Cap Sleeves


They're cut to create a sort of "cap" around the top of the arms, creating a horizontal line along your shoulders' entire length.  The trick to wearing clothes with such sleeves depend on what look you're trying to aim for.

For a flattering vertical silhouette in the upper part of your body, opt for cap sleeves that fall low and in the right angle with your horizontal arm line.

2. Bell Sleeves

Flared on the lower sleeves, these types are great for balancing muscular build arms and shoulders. They help balance out a bulky upper body.

Of course, there's a fine line between looking contemporary and looking like someone who just came out from a renaissance painting. So be careful when wearing a piece with such sleeve. 

3. Raglan sleeves



Oftentimes called baseball sleeves, these are great if you want to create an illusion of long arms for a slim look. They're also great for shrinking shoulders that are broad.

4. 3/4 , Half and Long Sleeves



For a look of long, slim arms, then these type of sleeves are you best bet. In fact, the 3/4 sleeves are the most flattering because they highlight the wrists while concealing the upper arms, creating a slimming look.

5. Sleeveless


As the name describes, tops or dresses with no sleeves create a long vertical line that can be eye-catching. However, if you have muscular shoulders or arms that you're pretty conscious about, consider wearing a tank top with a neckline that's deep to balance out the look. Otherwise, just go ahead wear sleeveless tops and dresses as they can be very sexy no matter what the season is.

 And that's it. Hopefully, these can be instant fixes to slim down your arms or shoulders. Happy styling!


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  • Posted by Beauty Follower on January 22, 2015

    The 2 first tops are lovely!


  • Posted by Jaime Shrayber on January 20, 2015

    I love these dresses. Perfect for spring! I just recently ordered an oversized white cardigan from your site. Can’t wait for it to arrive!
    xo Jaime

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