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Trending: Bell Sleeves

As you may have noticed, many trends this year are inspired by the 70s. As you may recall, our sweet and stylish college intern rocked this 70’s inspired jumpsuit this summer.

Well, now bell sleeves have made a major comeback. And we are totally enamored!

Quite simply, bell sleeves are fun! And you know we love fun fashion. Bell sleeves add volume to a look, and they can be short or long, and across all fabrics and prints. We’ve seen bell sleeves in shirts and dresses, and as you can tell, I immediately had to scoop up a bell sleeved dress!

What I’m Wearing

I was immediately drawn to this dark vermillion bell sleeve Theory dress (also here) because of the vibrant color. Furthermore, not only are their bell sleeves, but the flare hem really caught me eye.

I paired it with my new favorite scarf – this colorful striped cashmere blanket scarf (other similar ones I love here and here), my Stuart Weitzman black OTK boots (which you already know how much we love!), my favorite sunglasses (similar to these Karen Walker sunglasses), and one of my favorite red lipsticks NARS lipstick in ‘Jungle Red’.

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Shop the Trend

We’ve scoured the internet for you and have found the very best bell sleeves to wear throughout the fall and winter. Shop them below and let us know which ones are your favorites and if you’re going to be giving this 70s inspired trend a go this season!

One More Thing

A few final things, actually…

  1. First, a very exciting thing: Shopbop is having a SURPRISE SALE! You’ll find select styles up to 40% off, for 3 days only! We have our eye on this gorgeous off the shoulder dressthis classic dress, this unique shirt, this colorful scarf, among many other things.
  2. Next, be sure not to miss our guide to Houston’s best coffee spots published yesterday.
  3. Finally, come back tomorrow for some delicious fall breakfast ideas.

Have a great day!

Photos by Maritere Rice; Wall details coming soon to Wall Wanderings: Houston Mural Guide

Details of My Look


  1. Didier says:

    That whole look is so darn cute! The scarf is so much fun but that dress looks absolutely amazing on you!


    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much for saying that!

  2. Alyssa Renee says:

    Love bell sleeves! Your red dress is so cute! I love how you added a colorful scarf over it! =)

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    1. Carrie says:

      Oh good, Alyssa! I’m glad you like it. You know I had to add color. 🙂

  3. Bella B says:

    You look so stunning. I love that scarf its sooo look!!!!

    1. Carrie says:

      Awesome! Thanks, Bella. I saw you rocking some colorful stripes recently too. 🙂

  4. Sheri says:

    Hi Carrie,
    That’s a beautiful dress and your bag is such a classic.

    Take care,

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks a bunch, Sheri! Did I tell you that I bought that at the home of Chanel in Paris a few years ago? Classic.

    2. Sheri says:

      How cool. We are going to Paris in July next summer. I would love to buy something Chanel on that visit. Must start saving 🙂

    3. Carrie says:

      Yes! And since I gather you’re a planner like I am, I’ll tell you how I approached it…

      1. I saved 🙂

      2. I studied the Chanel website to know what was currently available and what I liked and wanted. I went in with a few specific ideas (with this bag being my number one choice).

      When it comes to big expenses like this, I can’t make a decision on the fly in the store. That stresses me out. But if I have scoped it out online and have a plan, then it becomes fun to go in, see it in person, experience the store atmosphere, etc.

    4. Sheri says:

      Yes, I am a planner too! Good advice, Carrie. I like the idea of studying the website first and going in with specific ideas.

  5. Jenn Lake says:

    So cute! Perfect accessories, too!

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks a bunch, Jenn! Xo

  6. I love this beautiful dress on you Carrie! Great sleeves, awesome boots, and your scarf is gorgeous! xo

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    1. Carrie says:

      Ah, thank you so much! Isn’t the scarf a happy scarf? 🙂

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