eh, i don’t really like them. they remind me of my pathetic 8th grade “punk rock” wannabe stage.posted over 5 years ago
Lots of brands are doing longer gloves/sleeves for men this upcoming fall. Balenciaga has a great pair of wool/lurex ones and the Dior ones from fall ’03 never get old.posted over 5 years ago
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Arm warmers have been around since the late 90s, it’s just that the mainstream is only recently catching on. As geekbonchic mentioned, even some of the major designers doing high-end fancy smancy stuff showed armwarmers in their fall runways.
IMO they’re now like any other accessory, in that they can be dressed up or down, look tacky or tasteful. Just like a belt. For example, a studded black belt can look psuedo-punk-wannabe or can look edgy-glam. It just depends on the details and context of your outfit.
You can probably find a ton of examples by looking at fashion blogs, diy or handmade sites, or just using google. I can’t really give you any hard and fast rules for how to wear them. I’d say just think of them in terms of layering your outfit. :)posted over 5 years ago
I think tarm warmers remind me of all the emo girls at my school that cut off their long sleves then wear them as arm warmers. It’s very obvious, since they match up with the shirt except there’s this awkward gap and fringe.
Anyway, I think they would be hard to pull off so I’m not a huge fan. But if I ever saw someone to wear them stylishly, I’d probably go hug them for pulling off what to me, is a near impossible feat.
But long gloves, that’s a whole ’nother story!posted over 5 years ago
My mom’s friend has these beautiful knit ivory armwarmers, with lace on the edges. They could be stretched out to cover the forearm and the elbow, or down to the wrist for a cute fabric bracelet. If you’re ever in doubt for fringe trends like these, try Asian fashion websites.posted over 5 years ago
Wristbands are okay if you’re sporty and into tennis or if the gym instructor is your new BBF. I think wristbands also tend to draw attention to your upper arms. So if you’ve got flabby arms, think twice before buying one. Just my opinion.posted over 5 years ago
Wristbands are kind of tricky… I think they look best on long, lithe arms or really athletic arms.
Arm warmers, on the other hand, seem more flexible, what with the different materials and textures to use, different lengths to flatter, different fits (slouchy vs. fitted), details you can add, etc. Granted, arm warmers did get really big with the corporate punk trend several years ago, but I’m sure if you avoided their common patterns of black and white checkered and cheesy red plaid AND they don’t purposefully look like funky modified socks, you’re in the clear.posted over 5 years ago