This Strange Style Trick Can Make You Look Leaner

And it doesn’t even have anything to do with prints or silhouettes

Extra-long sleeves on a spaghetti strap top - perfect for warm days.
22 Jan 2016

Extra-long sleeves on a spaghetti strap top - perfect for warm days.

Worked into a classic French blue-white-red combo.
22 Jan 2016

Worked into a classic French blue-white-red combo.

For even more insouciance, pair with extra-long pants.
22 Jan 2016

For even more insouciance, pair with extra-long pants.

A little volume at the end adds a whole lot of drama and glamour.
22 Jan 2016

A little volume at the end adds a whole lot of drama and glamour.

Pair with piping and sneakers for a sporty-chic look.
22 Jan 2016

Pair with piping and sneakers for a sporty-chic look.

Go boho with extra-long sleeves on a soft knit cardi.
22 Jan 2016

Go boho with extra-long sleeves on a soft knit cardi.

When extra-long sleeves meet an extra-short hem: Total cuteness!
22 Jan 2016

When extra-long sleeves meet an extra-short hem: Total cuteness!

There’s nothing more chic than an uncuffed cuff in a contrasting colour.
22 Jan 2016

There’s nothing more chic than an uncuffed cuff in a contrasting colour.

Let’s be honest, sleeves aren’t usually what you would care about most when picking out a top or dress. But since Fall 2015, a particularly fun and completely unexpected trend has been spotted all over fashion week runways: Extra-long sleeves.

Think sleeves that extend waaayyy past your wrists, creating a sloppy-chic look that’s beloved by street-style stars and the likes of Kim K and Kanye West. In a nutshell, it makes you look super cool without seeming like you even tried.

The best thing about extra-long sleeves? Due to their exaggerated length, they create an illusion of a taller, more willowy silhouette, kinda like how vertical stripes work.

For the most flattering and socially acceptable length (because you don’t want to look too sloppy), go for a sleeve that ends a few inches below your wrist, revealing only the tips of your fingers.

You don’t even have to go shopping specially for this. Just raid your boyfriend’s/brother’s wardrobe, or wear your favourite button-up without cuffing the sleeves.  

Wanna get started? Click through above for some style inspiration on how to rock this chic yet effortless trend.

For more style tricks, check out 8 New Ways To Transform Your White Shirt or The Curvy Girl’s Guide To Buying Jeans. For more fashion stories, click here

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