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Statement Sleeves: These 8 Sweaters Will Keep You Cozy and On-Trend

Mara Teigen's ruffle sleeve sweater
This season we're seeing tons of sweaters updated with fancy sleeves, from ruffles to bloused silhouettes. I love that these styles are as cozy as they are cute! And while they might not be the most practical (no slurping soup, please), they definitely make a dramatic fashion statement at any holiday get-together. Here I've rounded up 8 of my favorites from just $20 to get the look.

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Who What Wear sweater
1. Who What Wear Ruffle Sleeve Sweater, (also in gray)

Of course Who What Wear nails this trend at a super affordable pricepoint for Target. Pair this sweater with print pants or a skirt and heels.

Ruffle Sleeve Sweater
2. BP Ruffle Sleeve Sweater (also in coral),

This sweater is giving me all the feminine, romantic vibes. Makes you just want to cozy up with a good book and some hot cocoa. But don't hide at home in this top; wear it to brunch with your girlfriends or even the office with some black ankle pants.

Tie Sleeve Sweater
3. Halogen Tie Sleeve Sweater, 5 colors at

If ruffles aren't your thing, this tie-sleeve style is a unique twist on the typical sweater. It's subtle and unexpected.

LOFT sweater
4. Tipped Tie-Cuff Sweater,

The black and white contrasting colors in this sweater make it truly special. You could easily dress this up for a holiday party and wear it well into the new year.

Ruffle Chenille Sweater
5. Ruffle Chenille Sweater, (also in teal)

It doesn't get much better than super-soft chenille, one of the season's trendiest fabrics, and a few expertly placed ruffles! Pair this with your favorite ripped jeans and ankle boots or leather leggings and heels.

Tie Sleeve Sweater
6. Who What Wear Tie Sleeve Sweater, (also in black)

Also from Who What Wear, this tie-sleeve style is just $20! It also comes in black, so for the price you may want to snag both!

Ruffle sleeve sweater with cutouts
7. Chelsea28 Ruffle Sleeve Sweater (2 colors),

This gorgeous creation combines ruffles with cut-outs for a super sultry - yet totally wearable - look. Dress this sweater up or down, but don't add's pretty much perfect as is.

Bloused sleeve sweater with woven back
8. Woven Back Sweater (4 colors),

If you're worried about adding too much volume, this pretty sweater comes in a fine knit that drapes beautifully. It also has a woven back which adds interest and texture. Too good!

I just did a double take because there is a maternity sweater at Target that looks nearly identical to number 3 and is extremely soft! Ingrid and Isabel for Target, 24.99 but at my Target was on sale for 12 something. I’m sure it would work as an oversized sweater for someone not expecting! :-)
#1 Kristin on 2017-12-20 11:13 (Reply)
Love this outfit, so simple yet chic! Thanks for sharing
#2 Kay (Homepage) on 2017-12-20 14:05 (Reply)
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