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Play around with sleeves this summer

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Sleeve fashion Using some silhouette tricks, you can easily play around with different types of sleeves and hide the fuller arms. Photo: Getty Images

Using some silhouette tricks, you can easily play around with different types of sleeves and hide the fuller arms, says experts. This summer is all about large bell sleeves, puffy ones or full lengths.

Tanvi Malik, CEO and co-founder at FabAlley, Ritika Taneja, director and business head for fashion at ShopClues and style expert at Limeroad, lists different styles:

» Cold shoulder sleeves feature a flash of skin just on the tops of the arms. Apart from being practical, the style is gorgeous and is a hot favorite among women looking for trendy ways to appear slim and stylish.

Sleeve fashion Feature a flash of skin on the top of the arm. Photo: Getty Images

» Puffy sleeves are named for the way the sleeves extend out in round puffs around the upper arms or at the shoulders. They draw attention to the shoulders and away from the bottom region and are perfect for pear-shaped women.

sleeve-fashion Photo: Getty Images

» Bishop sleeve is a large sleeve which is fuller at the bottom than the top and gathered at the cuff. It gives a bohemian look to an outfit and is used for dramatic effect. It looks best on a flowy relaxed outfit like a shift dress.

» Large bell sleeves: This 1990's trend is quite a hit these days, and are roomy too. While styling such kind of sleeves go full volume. Pair them with culottes or a ruffled skirt, or balance the proportions out by pairing it with skinny jeans or slim trousers. Go for solids while picking such kind of sleeves.

Sleeve fashion Bishop sleeve is a large sleeve which is fuller at the bottom than the top and gathered at the cuff. Photo: Getty Images

» Full length sleeves: Contrary to our thoughts, these are the most useful sleeves when it comes to summers. They are the savior of your hands from harmful rays of sun, especially for women who ride a 2-wheeler everyday, or for women with field jobs. Long sleeves dresses or tops are best paired with minimal accessories, so it's a great idea to go for prints when opting for them. You can accessorize them with bold cocktail ring, finishing your sleeve with a flourish.

Sleeve fashion Long sleeves dresses or tops are best paired with minimal accessories. Photo: Getty Images

» Kaftan sleeves are a summer staple. Own loads of solid as well as printed kaftan tops and work them up with your classic denim shorts.

Sleeve fashion Kaftan tops can be paired with denim pants. Photo: Getty Images

» Roll-up sleeves have always been in trend. They are in fact a summer time classic. Go for urbane checked, striped or solid shirts with rolled up sleeves and combine them with your straight fit trousers and a pair of chic flat sandals.

Sleeve fashion Go for urbane checked, striped or solid shirts with rolled up sleeves. Photo: Getty Images

If you want to wear rolled-up shirts to work, switch to wedges for footwear. Don't forget to accessorize with a classy satchel bag and a pair of little studs.

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