There are a lot of fashion looks that I don’t quite get, but I really don’t understand this one. The one where the sleeves of a woman’s sweater/shirt/blouse come down almost to the middle of her hand.
What exactly is the look they’re going for? Are they hiding man-type hands? I don’t think so, because very rarely do you come across a woman who has man-hands a lá Jerry Seinfeld.
Are they attempting to camouflage hideous scars? Could be, but I don’t think there are that many women out there who have something that bad to hide on their hands.
Are they thinking that a longer sleeve would make their hands seem more petite? Hey, paws the size of Goodyear tires on a woman look big, no matter how you try to cover them up.
Are they trying to cover up the fact that they even have hands? Hands are nothing to be ashamed of, so why in the world would they want to present themselves as having no hands? God forbid they don’t have hands! I have empathy for hand-less women, but I’ll bet with the strides medical technology has taken in the past decade or so, they could buy themselves some real pretty hands.
So, I don’t get it. They’re certainly not functional. Can you imagine trying to change a baby’s diaper with sleeves like that? Ewww! Just the thought of a piece of my clothing dragging through what I’ve seen in a baby’s diaper is enough to make me burn the clothing afterward. And if said woman is attempting to change said diaper while wearing these extra-long sleeves, she’ll shove the sleeves up to her elbows before beginning the task. Well, if that’s what you’re going to do anyway, then just buy a sweater/shirt/ blouse with sleeves that don’t drag into the performing part of your hand!
I see these women shimmy-ing the sleeve down from their hands before they pick up a phone, or unload the dishwasher, or wrangle a corned beef sandwich, or perform any of the 6,000 other things you do with your hands each and every day. If you’ve got to move the sleeve of your garment off of your hand, before you can perform a task with your hands, then the sleeves of that garment are too long!
You know what it looks like to me? It looks like a lot of these women just want to draw attention away from their hands, for whatever reason. But to me, it does just the opposite. I’ll either stare at their hands, to see what they’re trying to hide, or look at the ends of the sleeves, asking myself where the hell have those hands been all day?