Grandeur in fashion never goes out of style and puffy sleeves continue to prove this in full pomp this season. In 2021, the exaggerated puff sleeve trend has taken waist-up dressing to a whole new level, as it continues to elevate modern staples. Not only does it fit into diverse style preferences, it also has an irresistible opulence that has ‘stylistas’ everywhere smitten!
Ever since its debut in spring 2018, the strong silhouette’s take on power dressing is on a hot streak. From balloon and bishop sleeves, to the leg-of-mutton and ruched variations, this 80s-inspired fad is a must-have. With its multiseasonal and uber-chic stance, the puffy sleeves is simply gold.
The larger-than-life proportions are showstoppers, and fashion powerhouses like Alexander McQueen and JW Anderson’s fall/winter collections this year confirm this. Taking multiple cues from such eccentricity, it’s no surprise that our favorite ‘stylistas‘ on the gram can’t get enough!
Whether you’re a high fashion connoisseur or a street style devotee, puffy sleeves do all the talking and more for you!
Here are some tips on how to join the puff sleeve trend in 2021…
The beauty of the puffy sleeve trend is that it takes space unapologetically. Even better, it does this in a number of voluminous designs and shapes. All you need to do is to determine the vibe and tone you’re going for and you’re set to make a statement. For instance, a dramatic and glamorous look can be achieved with billowing or the leg-of-mutton sleeves. On the other hand, a casual ensemble works perfectly in a ruched or mini puff-sleeved silhouette.
#2. Outfit Choices
Choosing the right outfit to rock this contemporary sleeve proportion can be such a delight. Although it’s popularly rocked in mini dresses and ultra-chic crop tops, you can always kick things up a notch. To do this, think of pieces like blazers and shirt dresses in fabric options like organza, leather and denim. Ultimately, puffy sleeves never fail and thinking outside the box only gives you a style upgrade. P.S, don’t be coy with prints – floral and polka dot outlines are fab!
#3. Accessories add a little something extra!
It goes without saying that puffy sleeves don’t need any further accentuation, but it’s always okay to spice things up with bits and pieces. Championing this in full allure, dainty jewelry like drop-down earrings and chain link necklaces work just fine. Additionally, miniature totes and pouch bags paired with strappy heels or over-the-knee boots do the trick.
So, if you’re looking to up your style ante with exaggerated sleeves, we’ve got you covered.
Check out 30 ways to rock puffy sleeves in full pomp and poise…
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