Fall & Winter

7 Pretty Tops with Statement Sleeves To Cover Saggy Arms

If your arms are not as firm as they used to be and you feel more comfortable covering them up,  then here are seven pretty statement sleeve tops to camouflage the wiggle and jiggle.


1. Off the Shoulder Sleeves

This gorgeous cold shoulder ruffle sleeve top says date night to me! It’s classy; it’s sexy, and super easy to wear. Pair it up with something as simple as your favorite dark skinny jeans and booties, and you’ll look instantly chic.

With a high neckline and flashes of skin at the shoulders, this top is a tease! You’re all covered up, but you’re also coming a little undone! I love the mystery and sophistication. That’s hard to find.

And of course, let’s not forget the color!! That rich burgundy is as mouth-watering as a big glass of your favorite California Cabernet!



ruffle cold shoulder top 

2. Balloon Sleeves

This balloon-sleeve sweater is the epitome of this season’s statement-sleeve trend. See how stylish it makes a simple pair of jeans look?

The simple -neck is super flattering, and this pretty orange color is fresh and bright.



3. Flowy Sleeves

This delicate dash-tiered top may be a whisper rather than a shout, but it still has plenty to say. Doesn’t it look great with simple black pants?

The soft blush pink shade is trendy now and sends out a classy, calm vibe. I love the exciting shape of those tiered sleeves that remind me of a beautiful waterfall flowing down your arms.



4. Lace Sleeves

Here’s a fashion-forward take on the new sleeve trend. Look closely, and you’ll see what I mean.

Trusty essential meets the modern edge in this alluring black sweater by Vince Camuto. This top combines a relaxed mock turtleneck with see-through,  lacy sleeves!

This is an excellent piece to consider if you’re one of those gals who likes her classics with a twist.






5. Tiered Sleeves

Statement sleeves give a basic knit tee a fantastic makeover in this tiered ruffle-sleeve top. This is one of those pieces that can be dressed up as quickly as it dresses down.

Add a pencil skirt and pumps, and you’re ready for work. Swap out the pumps for classy booties, and you’ve got an edgier vibe that is great for dinner with girlfriends.

This top sends an I’m an angel message. Can’t you imagine this around Christmastime mixed with a touch of red or green?


6. Bell Sleeves

Romance is alive and well in this pretty Shiraz-colored blouse. Lace and belle statement sleeves combine with a unique not-quite red/not-quite-pink color that takes the romance quotient of this top off the charts.

I love the Spanish vibe, which has been going on for a while. This top shouts, Ole!!

7. Sheer Sleeves

You’ll ruffle some feathers in a good way in this pretty menswear-inspired statement-sleeve top.

The top has opposites attract pull going on. The plaid print is distinctly menswear, but the sheer fabric and pretty ruffles are feminine.

Those gorgeous sheer bell sleeves are dreamy and fun. This is a top that says Let’s be professional, but not too severe and stuffy either.

What do you think about statement sleeves? Are they relaxed and chic, or just a nuisance? Let me know! 
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8 thoughts on “7 Pretty Tops with Statement Sleeves To Cover Saggy Arms

  1. I’ve already got myself some statement-sleeve tops, and I didn’t realize how beautiful they were until my kids started complimenting me. Yeah…way to go! Thanks, Deborah, for this.

  2. I ordered a blue satin blouse with bell sleeves. It looked so beautiful in the model’s picture, but when I tried it on, it looked like a Halloween costume; I felt like the Witch of the West. So I guess this trend is not for me.

    1. Hi Claire, I know what you mean. That has happened to me with other styles, but trying things on is good because you are pleasantly surprised sometimes. Suitable for you to test the waters with this one!

  3. In real life, I find these sleeves annoying. They get in my way. They make it hard to put on a winter coat or cardigan. They drag in my food while I’m eating dinner. I wouldn’t say I like things that get in my way, like bracelets. So, I’m not going along with this trend. Good thing I bought a very inexpensive ell sleeve top over the summer to give it a test drive.

  4. I have always loved the look 0f a sweater, Bermuda Shorts with knee socks, and penny loafers for a Fall look. Would this look for Fall be appropriate and fun?

xo, Deb

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