I love winter.
Knee boots, woolly tights, jumpers, huge big snuggly cardigans that for the rest of the year languish in a suitcase with all my other winter gear.
But it also makes me a little bit sad.
I have lots of dresses that are perfect for the festive season – whether their print is full of snowflakes or holly berries, or they’re slightly thicker fabric, but they have one let down.
I don’t really want to hide them under a cardigan, it defeats the object. I want to show off these gorgeous dresses, but I also, well, I won’t want to be cold.
For some, sure I can put a long sleeved top on underneath – treat it like a pinafore dress. But others, it just looks bulky and a bit odd. A little while ago I spotted a trend in the US (check our Sleevey Wonders, yes the name is awesome), and now, finally, it’s hit our shores. I have discovered Wingz Fashion. Sleeves that you slip on over your bra like so:
And then pop a dress on top.
Warm arms, no bulk, you just tuck them under the shoulder…
… It doesn’t disrupt the neckline in any way shape or form…
… And it doesn’t look weird or odd either. It just looks like part of the outfit.
I chose to review a really simple pair, long sleeves, plain black. But the selection is huge. Black, white, colours, chiffon, stretchy, floaty, long sleeve, short sleeve – the choice is up to you. What I love is that it expands your winter wardrobe a little bit, and if you’re a little self conscious about your arms (guilty) you can look at it with a slightly different look in mind. For a fancy do or wedding, you can add a set of light sleeves, that won’t make you feel too hot, but will offer you a little extra coverage, without covering up any detail with a jacket or shrug.
They’re letting me look at my wardrobe with a fresh pair of eyes, and as most of them are around £15.99 per set, they’re not going to set you back very much either.
My only problem now? Which to choose for my second pair.
With thanks to Wingz who gave me this pair to review. I bloody love them as I can wear more of my dresses during the colder months, without covering up.