There were padded shoulders at a time inspired by Lady Gaga and before that, there were puffed sleeves, inspired by… Snow White?
But girls, we are bringing back the classic, and at this time, you can choose your level of extra. Minimum or maximum puff, it’s all up to you – but we are telling you that puffed sleeves are that something you need to have this season and we are giving you the reason why.
To execute our points, we’ve got Shopbop to unveil the got-to-have pieces here.
Cushnie Cropped Pleated Knit Top
For beginners, this pleated puff is all you need. Just a little shoulder enhancement to accentuate broader shoulders and a more upright stance, we love this crop knit number because you can pair it with anything high-waisted. This is how you spell effortlessly chic, darlings!
C/Meo Collective Variation Mini Dress
Remember the first scene in The Sound of Music when Maria was singing on the hills? This is a modern take on that, using gathers to create a fluffier puff. Coupled with wide wrist cuffs and a print that emanates the Poison Ivy vibe (just in violet), we believe that this mini dress is set to cause stares as you walk down the street.
macgraw Suzette Jumpsuit
The third level of puff screams Snow White – but in this power jumpsuit, no whisper of ‘Someday my prince will come’ will be heard. A mark of a modern woman is the underlying theme of this jumpsuit, with minimalistic pleated ruffles along the plunging neckline and a neatly tapered bottom.
Sandra Mansour Puff Sleeve Tulle Dress
Lesson 101 on how NOT to be a wallflower at an event – be sophisticatedly daring! Tulle is the season’s most celebrated fabric and coupled with the stylish puff, this is THE dress that will bring in the compliments. In classic black and perfect for conservative occasions, snag this dress right away.
Rachel Comey Amplus Top
Go BIG or go home! This ULTRA puffed sleeves in aqua has gotten our jaws hanging open. The perfect statement piece, pair it with skinnies like skinny jeans or a body contour pencil skirt to accentuate the contrast further. To keep it cute, don your favourite sneakers or kitten heels.