Dolman Sleeve Tops

Dolman Sleeve Tops.  Are they for you?

The Dolman sleeve top has been causing quite a stir in the fashion world. Everyone wants to own one, me included!  Truth be told I own many.   They are so forgiving and a must have for fall/winter.

The top is more flattering and forgiving than you might expect.   Some styles are great way to conceal a muffin top. The sleeves are loose around the top of the arm and tamper near your wrist, so if you have a heavier upper arm, these tops camouflage that upper arm area. Surprisingly a dolman sleeve top can soften a strong shoulder line as well as strengthen a weaker one.  So the shape works for inverted triangle and pear-shaped body types.  But I think it can work for all body types just as long as you know how to style your top. Plus, it can be worn by women who are tall or petite.

I got to spend the morning with Perilee the owner of Diesel & Lulu’s a few weeks ago to discuss this trend.   As usual, I couldn’t come out of the store empty handed! You’ll see in our video specifically how great dolman tops look on petites.  PS…still working on my video skills!  LOL

Below are a few ways I’m wearing an ultra-suede top from Perilee’s shop.  Wear them casually with a skinny jean and sneakers.   Or pair with leggings and boots.



Special thanks to Perilee and Linda for letting me video our conversation.   I had a blast!

Check back on Friday & Saturday as I continue my conversation with Perilee regarding winter cardigans, Faux-fur toppers, knit hats and mittens winter trends.

Note: All opinions are completely my own.  I was not asked by anyone to do a review, and did not receive any compensation for it.


  1. Diane Peterson says:

    Peri is my long time friend and told me about your blog. Great job! Love D&L too
    As a fun thing I sell jewelry (2Di4) and make bracelets I call the LOVE COLLECTION. Check out if you have a minute my page on FB :).
    Look forward to reading your future posts
    Diane Peterson

    • cindy says:

      Thanks for the kind words Diane. Are you on the Cape? I spent my early career in the fashion jewelry business working for Trifari If so would love to get together and talk jewelry next time I’m in town


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