It’s Happening: Extra-Long Sleeves Are A Real-Life Trend

Photographed by Victoria Adamson.
Historically, Fashion Week street style showcases the pieces from the upcoming season, regardless of how much they disagree with the weather report. In February, the most coveted items from spring runways — however sheer and lightweight they may be — strategically peek through sensible coats and jackets. In September, you wipe the sweat off your brow and pull on your thick fall wares. While we've come to expect this seasonal dissonance, something strange was brewing in Milan this week. Blame it on the vino, but the autumnal sleeves seemed to be a little loosey-goosey, ranging from long (normal), longer (not so normal), to longest (uh, what?).

We're already expecting Spaghetti Sauce Sleeves to make it big, but the third leg of Fashion Month made it clear that it's already a bona fide, real-deal, on-the-streets trend. Granted, there are benefits to extra-extra-long limb coverage. (Oh, you thought I could open the door for myself, did you?) However, there are also a lot of unanswered questions. How can you double-fist gelato? How are you to 'gram Bar Luce? Ahead, the full spectrum of sleeve lengths seen at Milan Fashion Week.