Raglan Sleeves

Posted on: September 1, 2015 by Yummo Mummo

Raglan Sleeves. It’s as simple as this – I love them. The Raglan style really flatters a few body types, myself included. The sleeve works equally well for both narrow and broad shoulders, but in different ways.  So, what makes it a Raglan? The diagonal cut of the sleeves.  The top comes in a variety of styles, but one you might commonly see are baseball style tops – uber casual and comfortable. What’s my favorite type? Look at this beauty I found at SAKS Fifth Avenue, with an awesome sales price to boot!


Raglan Sleeves visually narrow a broad shoulder because the lack of shoulder seam draws attention away from the shoulder line. A lower neckline and tapered sleeves on a raglan sleeved top further soften a broad shoulder line.

Raglan sleeves add structure to a narrow shoulder line, especially when the neckline is high and the shoulder neck point close to the neck. The shoulder line is often  sloppy and a tad wide with set-in sleeves when you have dainty shoulders. The raglan fits on the shoulder no matter what.




My own raglan sleeve love affair. Dolan T-Shirt Made in Los Angeles. Gifted. Black lace detail with nude underlay. Frayed nude neck.




You can shop the above set on my Polyvore account. Click HERE for details.  As you can see, Raglan style can come as very casual (think baseball tee) or more dressy (see middle right, sequenced).

How do you like your Raglan?



10 responses to “Raglan Sleeves”

  1. Tracy Ballard-Tal says:

    I love your Dolan t-shirt! Very flattering!

  2. Ursula aka Blueridge Beauty says:

    Love your outfit and inspiration pieces!! Loving the bright floral shirt for $29! 🙂

    Ursula aka Blueridge Beauty

  3. I don’t think I have ever seen anyone dress up a raglan sleeved shirt, but this looks amazing! Plus, I really like the striped one!

    • yumo-headway says:

      I love stripes! Raglan style really is quite versatile in the way of finding more causal and more dressy looks. Thanks for reading.

  4. Great post Melissa. I love baseball seam t-shirt since it’s so comfortable and casual but I love your Dolan t-shirt. It looks really lovely on you. xo

    • yumo-headway says:

      Thanks Sharon, this top brought me a lot of joy the night I wore it to a friends birthday dinner. Love it when an item gives me such joy.

  5. You have this amazing ability to look so stylish in everything you wear. Fabulous post as always xxxx

  6. yumo-headway says:

    Thanks Laura, such a sweet thing to say. You know how I love a chance to get dressed up and play with my wardrobe. Have a great day.

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