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.
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Photographed by Victoria Adamson.
These sleeves may be bunched up, but they're still knuckle-grazers.
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Photographed by Victoria Adamson.
A measured stab at the extra-long look: We'd classify the length of these sleeves as "not a girl, not yet a woman."
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Photographed by Victoria Adamson.
The cuffs on this button-up left Karl Lagerfeld's ubiquitous wrist-huggers in the dust.
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The sleeves on this blazer work perfectly because they're not too short, not too long, but just wide enough to keep your iPhone under wraps.
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It's like the shirt component of your dad's Sunday Best outfit — only on Caroline Issa and totally chic.
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Photographed by Victoria Adamson.
Sleeves so heavy you have to literally hold on to them so your hands don't go under.
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Photographed by Victoria Adamson.
The layered sleeves — elbow length over extra-long — highlights the boldness of the look even more.
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Tamu McPherson shows off one way to successfully avoid shaking hands with anyone.
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How, we wonder, is she going to Snapchat the entire show with sleeves like that?
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Photographed by Victoria Adamson.
We've reached peak street style.