This Is the Next Generation of the Dramatic Sleeve Trend

Nicole Kliest

If we had to place our bets on one trend blowing it out of the water for 2017, we’d go all-in on the statement sleeve. Whether it’s an extra-long length, bold embellishments, or, like in today’s post, enhanced with a dramatic slit, this look is here to stay.

So what’s a split sleeve, you ask? Just how it sounds! A blouse, dress, or jacket that features a splice from the cuff up the sleeve. We saw a slew of these come down the S/S 17 runways, and they’re already hitting some of our favorite retailers.

To keep you ahead of the trend curve, we rounded up some runway looks and shopping options. See below to see why the split-sleeve top is the next big thing.

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