What’s trending: Milkmaid sleeves

Take a look at some of today’s top fashion influencers who have been spotted wearing the milkmaid sleeve micro-trend below.

While animal prints, neon hues and strappy sandals continue to dominate the fashion scene, there’s a micro-trend that has been making its rounds this summer: milkmaid sleeves.

Defined by puffy, ruched sleeves and often complemented with boat or sweetheart necklines, the milkmaid sleeve quite literally earned its name from the humble milkmaid and her decidedly feminine ensemble as she milked cows in the meadows. Not all ‘fashion influencers’ come from metropolitan cities, after all.

Brands like Ganni and Self-Portrait have taken cue from her prairie-like style and incorporated the sleeves into their respective collections. Take a look at some of today’s top fashion influencers who have been spotted wearing the trend below.

The Song sisters (Aimee and Dani) are among the most recognisable faces of the trend lately, as their Instagram feeds show:


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baby in blue 🐳

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Obrigadaaa❤️ @revolve x @songofstyle #revolvearoundtheworld

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Brazilian blogger Camilia Coelho, who recently debuted her own fashion line, also sported milkmaid sleeves on the streets.

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Super-influencer turned entrepreneur Chiara Ferragni opted for a bold floral dress for the launch of her collaboration with Lancome last month.


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My look for my #LancomexChiaraFerragni launch and event in Germany 🌹

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Founder of The Chriselle Factor, Chriselle Lim is another repeat fan of the trend in recent months.


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Weekends with this one 💕 #coletteandchriselle

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Singaporean style and beauty influencer Andrea Chong also recently donned a boat-neck ruched-sleeved blouse reminiscent of the milkmaid sleeve.


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A little bit of glamour with pearl and celestial motifs from @apmmonaco. #apmmonacopartner

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Here are our hand-picked milkmaid sleeve tops and dresses to cop the trend.

Rixo Tammy ruffled floral-print silk-georgette dress

Ganni shirred floral-print crepe mini dress

Orseund Idris Victorian button-embellished Pima cotton-sateen blouse

Alessandra Rich ruffled floral-print silk-taffeta mini dress

Mara Hoffman + NET SUSTAIN Mika Tencel and linen-blend maxi dress

Faithfull The Brand Winnie shirred linen jumpsuit

Georgia Alice Mia cutout stretch-poplin blouse

Diane von Furstenberg Celeste fil coupé chiffon wrap maxi dress

Self-Portrait Lace-trimmed pleated chiffon midi dress

Caroline Constas Mallory asymmetric floral-print silk-chiffon top

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Pair the trend with: Forget pumps, sandals are the way to go right now

Photos: Net-a-porter

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