Wave, stretch, gesture theatrically or just stand arms akimbo. This spring, the sleeves have it, be they billowing balloons, leg of mutton, lantern or inset with flirty lace.

Blue and cream silk top with triple-ruffle sleeves by Roberto Cavalli ($1,742 at Bergdorf Goodman in New York, 212-753-7300).

White stretch cotton dress by Cynthia Steffe with grommeted bell sleeves ($285 at www.saksfifthavenue.com). (I LOVE THIS ONE)

Gray and purple silk print blouse with kimono sleeves by K.A.7 by Katayone Adeli ($248 at Barneys New York, 212-826-8900).

White silk blouse by Rachel Roy with dolman peasant sleeves ($638 at Henri Bendel in New York, 212-247-1100).

Cream cotton knit Hanky Panky coat by Nanette Lepore with lantern sleeves ($430 at Nanette Lepore in New York, 212-219-8265).

Crisp pinstriped cotton blouse with a tailored body and pleated fan cuffs by Bell by Alicia Bell ($198 at Henri Bendel).

Ivory cotton shift dress by Thakoon with a drawstring at the neck and balloon sleeves ($790 at Kirna Zabête in New York, 212-941-9656).

Floral print blouse by Naeem Khan with lace shoulders, pleated sleeves and lace and ribbon cuffs ($1,930 at Bergdorf Goodman).