Normally the words comfort and glamor are not the two that we expect to go together, especially in the world of fashion, but in this article, we are going to be talking about something that is an exception. You have looked at lovely long-sleeved dresses for lots of comforts, and batwing sleeves can take the comfort to another level. If you are wondering what batwing dresses are supposed to be, then it is simple enough to define; it is an outfit that has batwing sleeves. And batwing sleeves are those that look the way they sound – like batwings. The base of the sleeves, which is that shoulder is huge, giving the sleeves a look like batwings, especially when the arms are extended but ends with a tight wrist fitting. It, therefore, follows logically that the sleeve cannot be short and needs to be at least three fourth or of full length.
Plus, the look of the batwing sleeve on dresses made of fabrics that are clingy tends to make the wearer look glamorous. Add to that, just right three fourth sleeve dresses to feel good and look good, and you have a dress that makes you feel comfortable without compensating on the glamor factor. However, before you rush out and pick out a dress, do look at different types of sleeves and some tips on what to pick.
So now you are wondering if the batwing sleeves or batwing dress will work on all body silhouettes, and if so, what are the tips that you need to make it work. Well, the thing is that the batwing dress or outfit will work on most body types. This means that you do not need to be concerned about whether you are petite, board-shouldered, pear-shaped, flat-chested, or full-breasted.
If you are going for a sleek look, then go with a cloth that tends to stay true to the lines of your body. This way can be sure that the batwing does not make your torso look big. But if you are not in the mood to expose any flesh, then ensure that you do not use transparent fabrics and that your inner garments are of the sturdy variety. Another important factor to keep in mind if you have a curvy torso or broad shoulders is to limit the batwing factor instead of going overboard with it. This will ensure that you do not look too zaftig.
Another aspect that you should look at is that the batwing tapers down to a nicely fitted waist and hip area. And if the dress you are wearing does not have much cinching at the waist area, then it is a good idea to wear a nice belt to ensure that your body has a good silhouette. Yet another option to play up the batwing factor is by wearing a tight sleeveless dress made of opaque fabric and then topping it with a shrug cut in batwing fashion with transparent fabric.
And if you feel that the batwing dress looks too covered and demure, then you should go for one shoulder off to expose part of your throat area and collarbones. Of course, if you are going for a dramatic feel, then go for batwings which are huge and embellished to look actually like batwings. Or alternatively, you can go for shorter batwings that will enable you to show a bit of flesh once in a while. But if you are doing this, then ensure that your arms and underarms are well-groomed. To get some ideas about the kind of batwing dresses you can wear, please check the images we have given along with this article.
Iskra Banović is our seasoned Editor-in-Chief at BlueFashion. She has been steering the website’s content and editorial direction since 2013. With a rich background in fashion design, Iskra’s expertise spans across fashion, interior design, beauty, lifestyle, travel, and culture.