Puff sleeves are not going anywhere. In fact, they seem to be getting bigger. Last summer saw dresses ditch their bare-shouldered Bardot tops in favor of over-the-top puffs sleeves and shoulders.
Puff sleeves dominated fashion week with Kate Spade offered an understated puff sleeve at New York Fashion Week, while Marc Jacobs brought down the house with oversized puff sleeves.
But if the sound of puffy sleeves and shoulders scares you, don’t worry. You can wear one of these year’s hottest trends.
No matter if you’re a beginner who’s trying this trend for the first time or an expert fashionista who wants to add a bold statement piece to their wardrobe, here’s some of the best ways to embrace the puff sleeves.
A puff sleeve top in white is one of the easiest ways to embrace this trend. The colour keeps your outfit casual, especially paired with jeans or trousers.
Or you can go for an edgier look and rock a pair of leather pants. Either way, a white puff sleeve top helps a naturally high-impact look stay understated.
Little Black Dress
You can never go wrong with a little black dress. Wearing a statement sleeve on a dress can give it a slightly 80s vibe. But you can keep it neutral with a little black number.
If you’re feeling a little more daring, you can even wear a little black dress with puff sleeves in a different texture or pattern. Go for lace or polka dots.
However, if you want to keep things simple, this litte black dress is a great option. It’s a mini length dress with a v neckline and short, puff sleeves. It does come in green and has a slim fitting finish.
Why not go big and embrace sequins. Nothing says ‘statement’ like sequins, glitter or a bold hue. Just remember to downplay the rest of your outfit so that your statement sequin sleeves shine through.
This Ivy Dress from Reformation is the perfect statement look. It’s a mini length, wrap dress with a v neckline and puff shoulders. It comes in three different designs so you can find one that works with your personal style.
Reformation buy verified, ageing and over-ordered fabrics from factories, other designers and fabric warehouses. This allows the brand to reuse and divert those materials from the landfill into your wardrobes.
Here at Fashion.ie we always promote fashion sustainability. Where possible, please exchange your clothing with others to increase their longevity which ensures they do not go towards landfill which is bad for the environment.
Always check out how and where your clothes, beauty products and accessories are made before purchase to ensure they are not only ethically produced but environmentally friendly. We can all play our part and make the difference to working towards a better and cleaner fashion environment here in Ireland.
Puff sleeves are not going anywhere