She then goes on to besmirch her sartorial acumen by grouping them with the batwing sleeve
and the ra-ra skirt, two items for which I retain a fondness, but she's forgiven because, where the shoeboot's concerned, she's spot-on.
The batwing sleeve
, cowl neck, footless tights and mini skirts, bomber jackets, pussy cat bows, sweater dresses chunky gold jewellery (think jet set, not ghetto fabulous) and stiletto courts are bringing on Dynasty flashbacks.
99, River Island; pink chiffon batwing sleeve
top, pounds 35, Top Shop; fuchsia pink pansy choker, pounds 10, M&S; pink diamante sandals, pounds 34.
There were sexy little bikinis worn with batwing sleeve
tops in mixtures of turquoise and orange, short sharp raincoats, a bomber jacket with black briefs plus a black trench coat with very little else.
Highlights of the collection include a wrap kimono with batwing sleeves
and intricate bead embellishment.
NO THANKS Batwing sleeves
As the name suggests, billowing arms should left to the flying fiends.
The dress was a delicate flowing wraparound with batwing sleeves
and a love knot in gold lame embroidered with crystals.
The first is Florence Welch from Florence and the Machine, wearing a black leather one-piece with this season's must have shoulder pads, beaded neckline, and chiffon batwing sleeves
They range from huge meringues, which would make anyone look enormous, coloured corsets and ruffles to Maid Marions in distress clad in velvet with batwing sleeves
Other old faves to look out for are batwing sleeves
, short and flirty ra-ra skirts, leggings, and crop tops.
The silhouette is free-flowing, so opt for flared dresses, circular skirts and batwing sleeves
I have to face the fact that I am not going to wake up one morning a size 10 and dying to slip into a woolly dress with batwing sleeves
and shoulder pads like George Raft in a 1950s gangster movie.