Monday, March 30, 2009

Trends to Watch: Gorilla Arms

bette davis Fur sleeves, AKA gorilla arms, were a prominent trend during Fall Fashion Week 2009. It's a big fashion statement and at first I, like a lot of other fashion bloggers/reporters, was a little scared. But then I recently came across the photo above of a very young, very glamorous Bette Davis, wearing gorilla arms. It was a Eureka! moment as I finally understood the inspiration and if worn the right way this look is very glam. Below are some looks from the Fall 2009 RTW runways. What are your thoughts on this trend? Love it? Or Leave it?
Cavalli Fall 2009 RTW Cavalli- Fall 2009 RTW

dolce & gabbana fall 2009 RTW Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2009 RTW

ferragamo fall 2009 rtw Ferragamo Fall 2009 RTW
(Photos courtesy of and myvintagevogueflickr)


  1. the gorilla arm is an interesting nod to the eighties as well. the 2009 stuff is fierce...but nobody rocks the look better than the ultimate power bitch bette davis! thanks for the inspiration.

  2. i love it! i'm into arm accessories anyway so these look like a great way to change up a glam look. they'll also do a lot to emphasize narrow shoulders.

  3. I think the Ferragamo is stunning. Well proportioned and luxe.