Thursday, 23 June 2016

Review: Wingz Sleeves

Reviewing Fashion Wingz - Sleeves for Every Occasion!

I came across Wingz on Facebook  recently and wondered where they had been all my life. After mentioning them in my weekly overview post last Sunday, Wingz got in touch and asked me if I'd like to review a set. You can be sure I jumped at the chance!

The Wingz concept is so cool: they're arm covers that go under rather than over your outfit. I've always loved the layered look of sleeves under a dress or short sleeved top but, come the summer - or a tight fitting outfit - and they're not particularly practical. Wingz solves the problem of bulk, while also providing a new option for those looking for modest clothing, ways to make their existing wardrobe more versatile, or just a simple arm cover-up.

This video explains what Wingz are all about - check it out on the website too for further info.

After much umming and ahhing I went for the White Chiffon Flare Wingz (£14.99). The floaty style is perfect for summer! Wingz come in four different sizes: 0 (UK 6-10), 1 (12-16), 2 (18-22), 3 (24-28). I'm wearing a size 22 at the moment but went for the 4, on the basis that it's easier to put a few stitches in and make something smaller than it is to have something digging in under the bust. In the event, I needn't have worried as they're true to size, though the stretchiness means you can easily go up or down if you're on the borders like me.

They arrived in super quick time, so after confirming the review on Monday I found them waiting for me when I got in from work on Tuesday. I tried them on quickly before I had to go food shopping, relying on Anthony's dubious photographic skills:

White chiffon flare wingz with a black cap sleeved top

I was really pleased with how little bulk they created - the band sits with your bra so it's really comfy. Anthony liked the way they looked but asked why I couldn't just wear a top with longer sleeves... Men. *sigh*

On Thursday I decided to try them out properly as I was going to Cwmbran High's prize evening in my role as deputy mayor. The dress I was planning on wearing is sleeveless, and I knew I'd feel self-conscious having my arms on display. Usually I'd wear a thin cardigan or a shrug, but it can get really hot and uncomfortable with the chain on over the top of them.

white chiffon flare wings under a sleeveless navy dress with white polkadots

The Wingz were so much more comfortable to wear, and I felt a lot more confident having that bit of a sleeve. I'm already thinking about which pair to get next!

Take a look at the website and let me know which Wingz is your favourite. :)
You can also connect with Wingz on Facebook and Twitter.



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40 comments:

  1. I can see that if you are not confident with the top of your arms it would be a great product.

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    1. I'm really pleased with them - I'm not worrying so much slipping bra straps or anything like that either! x

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  2. funny story... these were originally sold on a website called phatphrocks and they were pitched on dragons den, this led to my blog fat frocks getting thousands of views and loads of emails asking me if I sold the products haha. These are a great idea, I hate wearing a cardi in summer and don't always feel office appropriate with my arms out x

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    1. xD That's one way of increasing your traffic! So far the only confused hits I get are people looking for a parent and toddler group in West Wales.

      I love how versatile they are - I keep thinking of different outfits I want to try them with, and it's made a lot of my darker coloured dresses seem way more suitable for summer! x

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  3. What a great idea, they really transform an outfit totally.

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    1. They really do - I keep thinking they're perfect for holidays and capsule wardrobes. x

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  4. These are such a great idea I hate the tops of my arms so like concept of these.

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    1. I think they'll be great in winter too - I hate having cold arms, so I really want to get one of the long sleeved sets!

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  5. These look like a great idea I haven't heard of them before.

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    1. I'm hoping they really take off and hit the shops - would be great to try them on with outfits in store!

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  6. Actually that does look lovely, especially on your polka dot dress. Really nice!

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  7. The tops of my arms always get cold when the rest of me is hot, great idea!

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    1. They have something to offer everyone, they're fab! :)

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  8. The wingz are a lovely addition to a beautiful outfit. I hope they make you feel more confident x

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  9. I've not seen these before. They look great :) They make every outfit unique too ...

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    1. I'm a total convert to the concept now! x

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  10. I love this idea, I am so conscious of my upper arms as I have got older

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  11. I have heard of these Wingz before. They look lovely.

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  12. I never even knew a product like this existed. I hate the top of my arms so something like this would be great for sleeveless dresses.

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    1. That was my main reason for wanting them, but I've been really pleased with how versatile they make my wardrobe too. Very clever. :)

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  13. Love how this looks with your dress! #marvmondays

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  14. I think these are such clever ideas and I can see so many people feeling so much more comfortable wearing them rather than a bare arm x

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    1. I just feel so much more relaxed with my arms covered. x

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  15. I have never seen these before, they would be great for summer though. I am exactly the same when I wear short sleeved dresses I cover up with a light cardigan. x

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    1. They just look lighter than a cardie somehow, even though the cover is the same. x

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  16. Never seen anything like this before and they really do look gorgeous (as do you)! Will have to check them out. Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays. Kaye xo

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  17. I have not heard of them but it is so pretty! It definitely lends a soft touch. Thanks for sharing this review with #bigpinklink

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    1. They even do bridal ones, which is just too cool! :)

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  18. I feel like I've seen these before, maybe on dragons den? A clever idea x

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    1. I've never seen it, but I read it was featured on there! :)

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  19. I never heard of such things as these wingz, but how marvelous! I really like the lace ones. Hmmm...all the things you could do with these. Fabulous! Thank you for sharing this wonderful review. And thanks for linking up On the Edge of the Week. I hope to see you again this week!

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    1. I just love how completely they can change an outfit, they're such a cool idea. Thanks for commenting! :)

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  20. I'm all for showing off my arms, but the 7am crowd at church isn't so fond of that practice. Since it is CRAZY HOT here all the time, I'm usually sweltering in a shrug, but these would solve that problem!

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    1. I'm a really big fan. I won a black pair too a few weeks ago, and I just love them!

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