This Trend Desperately Needed a Revamp—and 2020 Is Delivering

Fun fact: I pitched this story a couple of weeks before last night's Golden Globes, and the event's red carpet now serves as the ultimate proof that my theory was, indeed, correct. After poring over the S/S 20 runway collections, I decided that statement sleeves were back in a major way—and celebrities on the red carpet definitely agree.

Of course, this isn't the first time the trend has been in the spotlight. However, the statement sleeves of yore were more focused on subtle, cutesy details, whereas the 2020 versions are far more inventive and risk-taking. In other words, it's time to go big or go home. One of my favorite red carpet looks in recent memory is the Miu Miu dress Bel Powley wore at the Golden Globes; the actress stars alongside Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston in The Morning Show. The ruffles, the puffs, the bow—it was all so perfect. Scroll down to see how to wear the statement sleeve trend in 2020 and shop my favorite picks. 

On the Red Carpet

Statement Sleeves for 2020

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On Bel Powley: Miu Miu dress

Best Statement Sleeves for 2020

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On Zoey Deutch: Fendi dress; Harry Winston jewelry

Statement Sleeve Dresses for 2020

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On Cate Blanchett: Mary Katrantzou dress

On the Runway

By Malene Birger S/S 20
Statement Sleeves for 2020

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Moncler Genius F/W 19
Statement Sleeves for 2020

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Louis Vuitton S/S 20
Statement Sleeves for 2020

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