Trend File: Playful peek-a-boos

Published: August 14, 2013
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Peek-a-boo sleeves. PHOTO: FILE

Peek-a-boo sleeves. PHOTO: FILE

Celebs and fashionistas have been wearing the ever-so-fashionable peek-a-boo sleeves with commendable grace. While the sleeves can look tacky when done wrong, a well-stitched shirt or dress can give a delectable hint of bronzed summer skin.

Seen on the ramp during Fashion Pakistan Week 5 (Shamaeel’s ode to the Orient), as well as at PSFW 2013 (Maheen Karim, Sania Maskatiya and Misha Lakhani), this trend was hot and happening off the ramp, too. We spotted guests at various events in major cities wearing uber chic peek-a-boo sleeves in various colours. The options are either long, billowing sleeves, with a slit wide at the shoulder to give some definition, or fitted sleeves with a small cut at the shoulder to add some character to a digital print shirt.

We are drooling over loose, floor-skimming dresses with peek-a-boo sleeves, as well as shorter coloured tops with these trendy cuts. They look chic paired with white pants and a statement necklace.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 15th, 2013.

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