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Fashion: bell sleeves/ 80s flair trend

Bell Sleeves

"Dance the day away with beautiful bell sleeves, by Rosa Fairfield, photographs by Linda Smith"

You know how most people tend to have that one body part which they're insecure about? Well, mine is my bottom/top thigh area. I have to admit, I seriously thought about photoshopping that area in these images... but in the end I decided against it. I wish I could say that's because I'm trying to inspire women to be confident with the bodies they have... but in reality I just couldn't figure out how to do it.

Anyway, moving on, I'm loving bell sleeves right now. They're so cool, right? Like flared pants for your arms. I remember when they were in-style in the 00s. I'd wear sparkly gypsy tops with bell sleeves and go on shopping trips with my school friends. I'm very glad that we now have a much more sophisticated and stylish take on the trend.

Bell sleeves make a statement and you are guaranteed hours of amusement just by waving your arms around. Also, if you want to do a pretend dramatic death scene they really add to the whole effect.

They work great when layered, either with a cut off-sleeve jacket, or a cute dress or top. Also, I recommend wearing them with something tight-fitting to add contrast.