These tops have an extra long sleeve that finishes two to three inches past the wrist bone. It’s an on trend silhouette for knitwear and jersey knit tops – and not a fashion faux pas. It’s like wearing full length skinnies that scrunch at the bottom, but here the scrunch is on your arm. And it’s in line with the trends of fluid and oversized fit.
The sleeve length works from a practical point of view because of its very tapered and structured shape on the forearm. That way, the sleeves stay put without falling over your hands and fingers. If the sleeves weren’t as tapered, they would look overly long, and therefore ill-fitting. They would also get in the way.
I often scrunch long sleeves because I like to expose forearm skin. But when it’s too cold to scrunch, I prefer to wear really long tapered sleeves. The extra length is warm and looks luxurious. It visually elongates the arms, creating proportions I find attractive. Plus, the ruching of the fabric creates textural interest.
My arms are long, so it’s rare that I find sleeves that are this long. But when I do, I’m as happy as a clam. Over to you. Do you like the look of this extra long, trendy sleeve length? Or do you find it sloppy and impractical?