Adel’s Balloon Sleeve Dress

If you’ve achieved that difficult feat of unearthing anything other than Covid-19 news on the internet, you will have seen pictures of the singer Adele and her incredible weight loss transformation.

It is much-needed light relief to read about anything other than the pandemic.

Adele has indeed shed a lot of weight and is looking fantastic – not that she looked bad before – and who knew what a great pair of pins she had?

But what really caught my eye was the balloon sleeve dress she wore – a style that has exploded all over the world, in every online fashion emporium.

This is a great look if you want to make an instant impact. It’s dramatic, flattering and with a little nod to the 80s, we’re talking guaranteed glamour. Think Joan Collins in Dynasty.

Considering the enormous sleeves, my advice would be to keep the hemline short. Going maxi is simply too much and almost comical.

I would opt for plain colours, like black, white or red. However, if you are planning to buy a few ‘going out out’ dresses for that late summer holiday that’s looking increasingly possible (or a “lockdown lifted” party) then you could go “bold” in metallics or pretty in pastels.

I would avoid any jewellery or fussy hair with this look because it’s all about the balloon sleeves.

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