Joi Riggall, model Joi Riggall, over sized sleeves, Dries Van Noten, Stella McCartney, Balmain, DVN, Balenciaga

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What You Can and Cannot Do in Oversized Sleeves

30 Weeks Ago
It all starts with a bit of irony, and a bit of cheek. When a designer throws all caution to the wind, and decides to go against the grain we get a trend that seems outlandish at first; like oversized sleeves!

Labels like Marques’ Almeida, Toga, Balenciaga and closer home Dhruv Kapoor, have all helped us warm up to this seemingly impractical trend.

  • Joi Riggall, model Joi Riggall, over sized sleeves, Dries Van Noten, DVN
    Dries Van Noten
  • Joi Riggall, model Joi Riggall, over sized sleeves, Tome
    Tome
  • Joi Riggall, model Joi Riggall, over sized sleeves, Balmain
    Balmain
  • Joi Riggall, model Joi Riggall, over sized sleeves, Alexander McQueen, AMQ, McQueen
    Alexander McQueen
  • Joi Riggall, model Joi Riggall, over sized sleeves, Stella McCartney
    Stella McCartney
  • Joi Riggall, model Joi Riggall, over sized sleeves, Rosie Assoulin
    Rosie Assoulin
  • Joi Riggall, model Joi Riggall, over sized sleeves, Balmain
    Balmain
  • Joi Riggall, model Joi Riggall, over sized sleeves, Sacai
    Sacai
  • Joi Riggall, model Joi Riggall, over sized sleeves, Stella McCartney
    Stella McCartney
  • Joi Riggall, model Joi Riggall, over sized sleeves, Tome
    Tome

Here’s an easy guide on employing them to great, cinematic effect:

Do use them when you’re about to make a strong declaration. Even better if it’s a stop-in-your-tracks sort of discovery.

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Don’t wear them if you’re going to eat like Tina Fey. (By all means, eat.)

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Do wear them when you attempt to master the fine art of air drumming.

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Don’t let anyone get away with behaving like Robert Downey Jr. Set a strong example. 

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Do roll up your sleeves, and confront that workplace bully. No better way to make an impact.

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Don’t let cats get too cosy.

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Do believe in science. Don’t fall for that party trick!

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Don’t fear for your safety. There’s no harm in keeping a lightsaber and/or pepper spray tucked in. For emergencies, obviously.  

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Do get used to compliments. Something tells us you’ll be fetching plenty!

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