Dec 5, 2017 Denim

The Most Flattering Top to Wear With Skinny Jeans

by Lauren Eggertsen

Style du Monde

Skinny jeans are great and all, but finding the perfect top to wear with them can be a challenge. If you wear a blouse that's too loose, you can look disproportional, but if you wear a top that's too slim-fit, you basically look like you're wearing a body-con dress (not that there's anything wrong with those). In an effort to meet right in the middle, might we suggest the shirt we think is the most flattering to wear with skinny jeans—bell sleeve tops?

Bell-sleeve tops are the perfect counterpart to a pair of skinnies because they offer the ideal amount of volume needed to offset slim jeans without overpowering your figure. And the great news is that they come in a wide variety of styles, ranging from a thin knit to an exaggerated poplin cuff. Ahead, we've rounded up the most flattering bell sleeve tops to wear with skinny jeans for your shopping pleasure.

Go on to shop the 21 bell-sleeve tops we're loving right now.

Who What Wear Lace Bell Sleeve Ribbed Crew ( $30 ) ($21)

Let these sleeves pop out from underneath a denim jacket and call it a day.

Available in sizes XS to 4X.

Cinq à Sept Lorne Top ($365)

This top is elegant and playful all at once.

Available in sizes XS to L.

Stelen Rianne Top ($112)

We're going to let this top speak for itself.

Available in sizes S to L.

Farrow Suze Blouse ($68)

Now that's a bell sleeve.

Available in sizes S to L. 

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Marika Ruffled Silk-Chiffon Blouse ($760)

A modern take on a classic blouse.

Available in sizes XS to XL.

Caroline Constas Persephone Blouse ($395)

Calling all fashion girls: This top was made for you.

Available in sizes XS to L.

Violeta Striped Bow Blouse ($80)

Poplin perfection.

Available in sizes 10 to 18.

Topshop Checked Corset Bardot Top ($75)

Off-the-shoulder, checked, bell sleeves, and corset detailing? What's not to love?

Available in sizes 0 to 12.

J.Crew Ribbed Bell-Sleeve Top ($33)

A tiny sleeve detail for a casual weekend day.

Available in sizes XXXS to XXL.

Eloquii Bell Sleeve Sweater With Trim ($60)

Your jeans will thank you for this top contribution. 

Available in sizes 14/16 to 22/24.

Mango Corset Cotton Blouse ($50)

Do you dare to try this bold hue?

Available in sizes 4 to 8

Monse Off-the-Shoulder Polka-Dot Silk-Blend Top ($1090)

Exaggerated cuffs turned into bell sleeves.

Available in sizes 0 to 12.

Zara Frilly Blouse Details ($70)

The addition of the baseball hat is a styling trick we can't wait to try.

Available in sizes S to L.

Vince Camuto Ribbed Bell Sleeve Sweater ( $109 ) ($90)

A simple ribbed knit for all your layering necessities. 

Available in sizes 1X to 3X.

& Other Stories Trumpet Sleeve Turtleneck Top ($55)

Okay, we're going to need this whole look.

Available in sizes 2 to 12.

Central Park West Coconut Grove Bell Sleeve Sweater ($130)

The slim fit and exaggerated sleeves make for the ultimate flattering top.

Available in sizes XS to L.

Co Floral-Print Silk Crepe de Chine Top ($1075)

It doesn't get much more gorgeous than this.

Available in sizes XS to L.

Pixie Market Ribbon-Sleeve Cuff-Tie Sweater ($129)

Bows tied to perfection. 

Available in size S.

Jonathan Simkhai Knit Bell Sleeve Sweater ($365)

The sleek look you want with a side of drama.

Available in sizes XS to L.

Silence + Noise Justine Extreme Bell Sleeve Sweater ($59)

Cozy up in this warm sweater all season long.

Available in sizes XS to L.

Cecilie Copenhagen Patterned Bell Sleeve Top ($183)

This tucked into a pair of skinny jeans will make for the perfect weekend outfit. 

Available in size S.

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