Monday, June 11, 2007

Design Detail: The Long Short Sleeve

Look at the sleeves in the photo above. They're what I think of as a long short sleeve. The long short sleeve is like a short sleeve only better. It’s like a regular short sleeve in that they both keep you cool in warm weather. But it’s better because the long short sleeve is more polished than its abbreviated counterpart. It also flatters upper arms that are less than perfectly toned. The fact that it’s more finished means it adds instant elegance to an outfit and is appropriate even in situations which call for the most conservative clothes. Since everyone could use a little more elegance in their wardrobe and something reliable to wear to potentially awkward social events, tops with long short sleeves are well worth seeking out.

Image from Vogue, June ‘07.

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