Why the long sleeves trend isn’t going anywhere anytime soon
Fashion Magazine - 05/11/2017
In short, the long and short of the sleeve trend is that there is no short of it. Nor is there any shortage of it. And it will be a long while before we see our hands again. According to Frances McSherry, fashion historian at Boston’s Northeastern University, there are many historical precedents for the extra-long sleeve. “The 12th- and 13th-century kirtles, cotes and surcotes had long sleeves that signified the wearers were of higher status because they could afford more fabric and a better tailor,” she says.