How To Break Into The Bell Sleeve Trend: 17 Outfit Ideas
The bell sleeve trend is back, and we’re dying to get our hands (er, arms?) on the style. They’re like ’70s disco queen meets bohemian muse meets the 21st century. We’ve rounded up 17 of our favorite bell sleeve tops fit for any fashionista. Trust us, you don’t want to miss out on this.
Lace Bell Sleeve Top
You’ll feel like a princess in this silk bell sleeve top with lace trim. Let the shirt do all the talking―pair it with plain black or dark wash skinny jeans. Complete the ensemble with black or nude strappy heels, or for a more casual look, try it on with flat gladiator sandals.
To buy: Spring, $398
Red Bell Sleeve Off-The-Shoulder Dress
Anybody need a wedding date? Because we’re looking for an excuse to wear this cherry bell sleeve dress, stat. Look for a gorgeous pair of drop earrings or a small, simple necklace plus black or nude pumps and you’re set.
To buy: Revolve, $95
Striped Bell Sleeve Top
This patterned bell sleeve top from Anthropologie would look fab with white jeans and heeled lace-up sandals. Plus, it looks comfy and cool for a patio lunch date on a warm summer day.
To buy: Anthropologie, $118
Blush Off-The-Shoulder Bell Sleeve Top
This adorable bow top could work for a night out just as well as it could for an important meeting. Throw on a leather miniskirt and thigh-high boots to hit the bar, or pair it with a business skirt and black flats for the office.
To buy: Lulus, $46
Floral Bell Sleeve Mini Dress
We’re loving how Forever 21 coupled this flowery dress with badass fishnets. To complete the bell sleeve look, pull on some black velvet booties and a black panama hat.
To buy: Forever 21, $24.90
Open Shoulder Bell Sleeve Blouse
Bell sleeves can be on the subtle side, too. Check out this ribbed blouse from Nordstrom Rack. Try tucking it into a jean skirt with knee-high riding boots for a trendy outfit that works for any occasion.
To buy: Nordstrom Rack, $29.97
Green Bell Sleeve Tunic
For something a little more boho, look for a bell sleeve tunic in a solid color, like forest green. This can be worn with skinny jeans, tan ankle booties, and a long gold necklace.
To buy: Walmart, $26.89
White Bell Sleeve Dress
We’re bubbling with excitement over this versatile off-the-shoulder bell sleeve dress from Charlotte Russe. Throw on some sexy heels and gold hoops for date night at your favorite restaurant. Or opt for knee-high gladiator flats and a choker for an afternoon of shopping.
To buy: Charlotte Russe, $29.99
Navy Bell Sleeve Top
This navy top with lace-trimmed bell sleeves would look hot with leather leggings and strappy pumps for nighttime. Or for a casual daytime look, try it with simple shorts and sandals.
To buy: Lulus, $34
Black Bell Sleeve Jumpsuit
How chic is this black off-the-shoulder playsuit? The bell sleeves are like the icing on the cake. We like the idea of pairing this jumpsuit with sassy heels to make your legs look even longer.
To buy: ASOS, $36
Blush Bell Sleeve Top
We can’t get enough of the beautiful blush color of this belle sleeve top from Nordstrom. Try braiding your hair or putting it in an updo to show off the bow details on the back. Finish the look with your favorite pair of jean shorts and strappy sandals.
To buy: Nordstrom, $98
Pink Bell Sleeve Floral Romper
What better way to wear floral than on a flirty romper? This one with bell sleeves looks equal parts cute and comfy. Pair it with white sneakers and a straw hat for a sunny ice cream date.
To buy: Nordstrom Rack, $12.60
Pale Blue Belle Sleeve Crop Top
This off-the-shoulder crop top is basically the closest we’ll ever get to being Princess Jasmine. Rock this bell sleeve beaut at a music festival with distressed denim shorts, a quirky choker, and heart-shaped sunnies.
To buy: Topshop, $74
Bell Sleeve Cardigan
Wishing your fave tops could magically have bell sleeves? Well, here’s your solution. Layer them underneath this gray bell sleeve cardigan for a similar effect.
To buy: Nordstrom Rack, $19.97
Bell Sleeve Lace-Up Top
This lace-up top brings an element of sexy to bell sleeves, and we’re so here for it. Pair it with ripped black jeans, booties, and layers of necklaces, and you’re sure to catch everyone’s eye on the dance floor for your girls’ night out.
To buy: Nordstrom Rack, $29.97
Black Lace Bell Sleeve Dress
Why can’t we wear this every day? The lace keeps it feminine while the snug shape and cut will make you feel sultry as ever. Wear this bell sleeve dress with simple black heels to really play up the lace.
To buy: Bloomingdale's, $61.60
Charcoal Bell Sleeve Bodysuit
If you’re a fan of bodysuits, this bell sleeve outfit is the one for you. The gray off-the-shoulder bodysuit looks great tucked into black shorts. Finish it off with a choker and black sandals.
To buy: Tobi, $54