Look, No Hands! Sarah Jessica Parker Leads The Bizarre Styling Trend For Ultra-Long Sleeves

04 April 2013 by

Noting that Sarah Jessica Parker is a trail blazer - both on and off of the Sex and The City set - is stating the obvious. Sometimes we can’t tell the real ensembles from the character ones, so whatever the SJP-a-tron does, we duly pay attention. This is why we’d like to discuss her most recent styling trick – not that of the white shoe (those trusty Manolos will be worn with anything and everything) or the type of unexpected couture-meets-cardigan combination we actually do expect of her, but the ultra-long sleeves thing. Is it a new Hollywood craze to make your arms look super-slender?...

It may be a cold climate coincidence that SJP is hiding her hands under such incredibly long sleeves for a stroll in NYC, or (aka the conclusion we’ll take), it could be that she’s taken note of this super-sleeve styling movement on the runways. Victoria Beckham has done it in a subtle way via long, crisp white shirt sleeves layered underneath dresses for spring summer 2013. For next season Maison Martin Margiela have gone the whole nine yards (quite literally) with their sleeve length, and hemmed them with majorly oversized cuffs.

L-R: Elin Kling's long cuffs for her Marciano range, Maison Martin Margiela AW13, Victoria Beckham SS13 and A Portable Package blogger Irina Lakicevic

Style Queen Sarah Jessica isn’t the first lady to bring this hand-covering to our attention. When GraziaDaily met blogging/business powerhouse Elin Kling for her clothing launch with Guess’ premium brand, Marciano, she explained that this extended cut was a new silhouette update she’d been experimenting with, so the shirts in the collection were all created to be just that little bit longer, and for her that felt modern. In fact, many of Elin’s street-snapped looks feature sloppy, big jumpers with hanging sleeves or oversized shirts to cover her knuckles. Silly it may seem, but you’ll be thankful for the warm hands on a day when you forget gloves, or a much-needed mani…

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