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Bell sleeves make a dress look extra charming in that distinctly bohemian type of way. Find 7 modern boho-inspired dresses that feature the darling flared sleeve style here.
The 70s has returned. Babydoll dresses, flared pants and tunics are all awesome to wear once again – not that they ever left the scene, mind you. It’s just that the spotlight is strong on these fashion trends that made the Decade of Decadence. One of the fashion elements that lurked in the 70s — which I so adore, myself — as opposed to the popular bell bottoms, was the lovely bell style sleeve mini dresses and blouses. This wide sleeve dives back way into time; the 1530 – 1550s.
The bell sleeve can be short or long and it flares toward the end. It is referred to as a bell as the shape of the flared sleeve is akin to the shape of the bell. Do not mistake the sleeve style with the Bishop’s sleeve as the latter has gathers and pleats in the sleeves’s end and the armhole.
The bell sleeved dress (or blouse) is uniquely interesting due to the presence of the breezy flared sleeve design. Something about it just whispers carefree hippie bohemian. So, if you’re all about dressing boho for the music festival season or simply just because, you may just appreciate the selection of airy and flowy summer-friendly dresses below:
♥ Love, Fire | boho lace fringe dress with long narrow bell sleeves ← SHOP HERE
♥ Love, Fire | delicate crochet bell sleeved retro boho dress ← SHOP HERE
♥ Free People | floral embroidered mesh boho dress ← SHOP HERE
♥ Free People | laser cut lace dress with bell sleeves ← SHOP HERE
♥ Free People | polka dot bell sleeved babydoll dress ← SHOP HERE
♥ CATWALK88 | white lace bell sleeved dress ← SHOP HERE
♥ Free People | wide bell sleeve crochet mini dress ← SHOP HERE
What do you think of bell sleeves, in general? Would you wear any dresses featured here? Share your thoughts and your favorite(s) below – I’d love to know!
“I’m a little bit of a hippie at heart, so I always wear things that are comfortable and flowing.” — Carly Rae Jepsen
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