How to Rock Bell Sleeves in a Little Blue Dress

Happy Friday Kittens and Welcome to Style Corner!

I have decided to blog about one of my favorite trends of all time….BELL SLEEVES! I can honestly say that I am obsessed with embellished or statement sleeves, and  bell sleeves are my favorite.  I’m  extremely flamboyant and I absolutely  love clothing with a little dramatic flare. Click here or here to read more about embellished sleeves on the blog. Bell Sleeves, continue to be one of my favorite trends of all time, keep reading to find out why.

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The History of the Bell Sleeve

Bell sleeves originated in Japan around  the year 794 and then made their way into the Western world during the Medieval era.  So bell sleeves have literally  been around for centuries. Of course nothing in fashion is exactly “new,” but designers will take a great look, revolutionize it,  and once again it becomes all the rage.

For example bell sleeves, was one of the hottest trends in the 1970’s and over the past few years they have shown they definitely have fashion staying power.The great thing about a bell sleeve is that anyone of any age can wear this trend and look absolutely fabulous. It’s not only fierce and fabulous, but it’s also a fun look as well.

How to Wear Bell Sleeves

First,  I must say that I am a lover of wearing all things black, my wardrobe has almost no color. However, I’m trying to do things a little differently this year, and incorporate more color.  That’s why in the post I wanted to try a little blue dress  instead of a little black dress. Bell sleeves, are a trend that look amazing however you choose to wear them. You can wear a bell sleeve top with a nice fit and flare skirt, jeans, shorts, or in my case wear a dress.

In the post, I am wearing a cobalt blue Sweet Dirt knit mini dress featuring; cutout shoulders, V-neckline, crisscross cami straps, long bell sleeves, and a  bodycon silhouette, which can be found here. I literally love everything about this dress. It’s perfect if you’re attending  a spring or summer wedding.   Or if you need an amazing  dress for a girl’s night or date night, this one is definitely it.


I would accessorize with a very small clutch, since the dress is so vibrant in color you don’t want to have too much going on.  I chose to pair my dress with six inch  heels, from Fashion Nova. They’re currently sold out in every size, but not to worry I found some similar ones. They can be found here and here. 

I hope y’all enjoyed this post, and I hope that everyone has a fabulous and safe weekend!

Feel free to let me know what you think in the comments section!

Do you love bell sleeves as much as I!

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  1. May 3, 2019 / 1:21 pm

    Jennifer you look Marvelous in your bell sleeve dress!

  2. brie
    May 3, 2019 / 6:22 pm

    I literally just got a shirt with bell sleeves. I had never had one before but I loved how trendy it looked. You look great in that dress by the way!

    • May 3, 2019 / 7:54 pm

      Ohhh I love a bell sleeve top, I bet it looks so good on you! ๐Ÿ˜Š Thank you so much and I hope you have an amazing day! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

  3. Bree Larson
    May 4, 2019 / 2:09 am

    Those sleeves are so amazing! You really pull off this look and that dress is really perfect!!

    • May 6, 2019 / 3:27 pm

      Thank you so much! I absolutely love bell sleeves, thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful day!

  4. May 4, 2019 / 5:35 am

    It definitely shows your figure which is nice since you have a great body. I wonder how it’ll fit on those who have only good ones..

    • May 6, 2019 / 3:29 pm

      Thank you! The great thing about bell sleeve dresses, is that any woman of any size or shape can wear them and look amazing! Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you have a wonderful day!

  5. May 4, 2019 / 12:32 pm

    You look fab in that dress! Bell sleeves definitely add attitude to any outfit. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • May 6, 2019 / 3:50 pm

      Thank you so much! I definitely agree if you’re in need of some dramatic flair to an outfit, bell sleeves are the perfect solution. I hope you have an amazing day!

    • May 6, 2019 / 4:30 pm

      Thank you so much for the lovely compliment! I hope you have an amazing day!

  6. May 4, 2019 / 8:27 pm

    I think I love this. It so beautiful and looks real good on you. You look beautiful.

    • May 6, 2019 / 6:21 pm

      Awww thank you so much, I really appreciate your kind words! Thank you so much for stopping by, and I hope you have an amazing day!

  7. Anita
    May 5, 2019 / 8:21 am

    I recently got into bell sleeves and puffy sleeves trend. I must say this dress is stunning!


    • May 6, 2019 / 6:23 pm

      I’m so glad to hear that, I think bell sleeves and puffy sleeves look great on everyone! Thank you for stopping by and I’ll be sure to check out your wonderful blog! Have a fabulous day Anita!

  8. Mudpie Fridays
    May 5, 2019 / 10:43 am

    You look so so stunning! Love the outfit on you, it really works for you. Thanks for the post.

  9. Preet
    May 5, 2019 / 3:15 pm

    Love the styling of this one! I definitely feel that I could pull this version

    • May 6, 2019 / 6:24 pm

      Thank you so much! I know that you can, because this trend looks great on everyone! Let me know if you decide to try it out! Have a great day!

  10. May 6, 2019 / 5:19 am

    Your outfit looks amazing and you’re totally rocking the bell sleeves look. I’d definitely love to try it out!

    • May 6, 2019 / 6:28 pm

      Thank you very much! You should totally try it out, I feel that every woman should try bell sleeves. It’s just such a great look on everyone!

  11. May 6, 2019 / 5:41 am

    I loved how you paired this piece with the chunky black heel! The dress says fancy and flirty and the shoes say, “Don’t mess with me!” I think I’d pair my bell sleeves with jeans and a pointed heel.

    • May 6, 2019 / 6:26 pm

      I love your analysis, I never thought about it that way! I think that’s a great way to style a bell sleeve top, no matter what you pair them with I know you’ll look amazing! Have a great day!

  12. May 6, 2019 / 1:13 pm

    Love the color too, but the dress is still not too loud it is really just beautiful…

  13. May 6, 2019 / 2:07 pm

    You look stunning in that dress! I’ve never worn bell sleeves before, but I definitely want a dress like that now!

    • May 6, 2019 / 6:27 pm

      Thank you so much! The best thing about this trend is that it looks great on everyone! You should definitely give it a try, because I know you will look great!

  14. May 6, 2019 / 5:44 pm

    Ohh this is gorgeous! What a lovely bold colour and the style is so unusual! I love the details with the sleeves, so lovely!

    • May 6, 2019 / 6:18 pm

      Thank you so much! I’m not used to wearing a lot of color, so your comment is very kind! Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have a lovely day!

  15. May 6, 2019 / 10:02 pm

    What a great dress – love the alternative style! Not sure I could pull it off myself though LOL x

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