Add Some Drama To An Outfit With Puff Sleeves

Good afternoon everyone, today’s post is on adding some drama to an outfit. Now for me that entails voluminous sleeves! What more could one ask for, the more puffed up the sleeves the better they are for me. So when we first started to see the puff sleeves back in 2018 it seemed liked it was just another trend. However, since then there have been so many iteration of the sleeves and it has continued to return season after season.

You don’t have to take my word for it just take a look at the Autumn/Winter 2020 collections. The likes of Fendi had balloon sleeves on sweaters, at McQueen there were billowing sleeves on pleated shirt dresses. At Rodarte there were perfectly puffed gowns and at JW Anderson there were double-breasted winter coats. Take a scroll down to see a few of my favourite puff sleeved dresses!

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PUFF SLEEVE DRESS

Right let’s begin with this gorgeous puff sleeve dress that I am wearing from Rotate Birger Christensen via Net-A-Porter. Now if you want that little bit of drama from a dress or top go for the puff sleeves. My gorgeous dress comes in this ‘Dusk’ style which has been cut from lustrous satin. The dress fits me perfectly and comes in a thigh grazing hem and it also has an open back to give me that extra sass. Now if this is too short for you there is a midi version of this dress.

NUDE SHOES

Moving on and when it came to styling the dress I opted for my nude sandals from Steve Madden. I wanted the focal point to be on the dress and went for a neutral shoe. They also elongate my legs and make them appear to be longer than they actually are.

MINI BAG

Next and onto my bag of choice this mini black bag from 16arlington via Net-A-Porter. The ‘Ralphie’ bag has been crafted from lustrous satin, and comes in this compact silhouette. So what can I fit in my bag you may ask! Well I can hold my most used cards and my favourite lipstick. Here I am carrying it by the chunky gold top handle. However, the bag can also be worn cross body with the shoulder strap. This is ideal for a night out to leave me with my hands free for a drink or two!

 

Are you a huge fan of the puff sleeves? What are some of the other sleeves you like? Do let me know by leaving a comment below.

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Dress: ROTATE BIRGER CHRISTENSEN VIA NET-A-PORTER

Bag: 16ARLINTON VIA NET-A-PORTER Similar

Shoes: STEVE MADDEN Similar

Lipstick: CHANEL BEAUTY

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42 Comments

  1. August 14, 2020 / 5:01 pm

    I think it’s so fun that puff sleeves are back. Interesting how trends come full circle. I haven’t tried one myself, as I’m not sure it would work on my body type, but I do love the look.

    • Lovely
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      August 18, 2020 / 11:39 am

      Thanks Riana.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  2. August 14, 2020 / 5:41 pm

    I really like puff sleeves <3

    • Lovely
      Author
      August 18, 2020 / 11:40 am

      So do I Paulina and thank you.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
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      August 18, 2020 / 11:41 am

      Glad you love it Regine.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
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      August 18, 2020 / 11:41 am

      Thank you Juliana.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  3. August 14, 2020 / 9:42 pm

    I really like a puff sleeve as long as the rest of the dress/ shirt is quite fitted otherwise I think it’s too much for my frame, I’m only 5ft so excess fabric drowns me quite easily. You look incredible here! I love the nude heels with it x

    Sophie

    • Lovely
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      August 18, 2020 / 11:42 am

      Thank you Sophie.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  4. August 14, 2020 / 11:01 pm

    I have always loved flaunting bell sleeves and batwings, never had a chance to wear puff sleeves. You wear them such gracefully and loved the back slit and those 1 million dollar confidence. AWESOME.

    • Lovely
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      August 18, 2020 / 11:42 am

      Thanks Hasin.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
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      August 18, 2020 / 11:43 am

      Thanks Itzel.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
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      August 18, 2020 / 11:44 am

      Thanks Ellie.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
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      August 18, 2020 / 11:43 am

      Thanks Layla.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
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      August 18, 2020 / 11:42 am

      Thanks Fonda.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  5. August 15, 2020 / 2:58 pm

    Fabulous dress ā¤

    • Lovely
      Author
      August 18, 2020 / 11:41 am

      Thanks Kinga.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  6. August 15, 2020 / 4:04 pm

    Puff sleeves are so fashionable and I love them! Wish I had the confidence for them…Also…these shots are phenomenal! Love this blog post!

    • Lovely
      Author
      August 18, 2020 / 11:41 am

      Thanks Rouba.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  7. August 15, 2020 / 7:55 pm

    I love the statement sleeves trend this fall! This dress is absolutely stunning on you! I love the color!

    • Lovely
      Author
      August 18, 2020 / 11:40 am

      Thanks Laura.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  8. August 15, 2020 / 8:13 pm

    I love the puff sleeves! Makes the dress look popping. Love the pairing with nude shoes too. I started getting into them recently! I have the same lipstick!

    Nancy āœØ exquisitely.me

    • Lovely
      Author
      August 18, 2020 / 11:40 am

      Thanks Nancy

      xoxo
      Lovely

  9. August 15, 2020 / 11:00 pm

    Well this looks totally fabulous on you, Lovely!
    Iā€™m a fan of such a statement sleeve and must look for something cute as we move into summer here in Australia.

    Have a great weekend!

    Donna šŸ§ššŸ»ā€ā™€ļøā¤ļøšŸ
    https://donnadoesdresses.com

    • Lovely
      Author
      August 18, 2020 / 11:39 am

      Thank you so much Donna, have a wonderful week!

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
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      August 18, 2020 / 11:39 am

      Thank you Heather.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  10. August 16, 2020 / 12:39 am

    That is such a fun dress on you! It’s a beautiful colour and you wear the puff sleeve trend so well !Being petite I think it would overwhelm me!

    Hope that you are having a nice weekend šŸ™‚

    • Lovely
      Author
      August 18, 2020 / 11:37 am

      Thank you so much Mica.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      Author
      August 18, 2020 / 11:37 am

      Thanks Laura.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      Author
      August 18, 2020 / 11:36 am

      Thank you so much Danielle.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  11. August 16, 2020 / 1:13 pm

    Oh I LOVE that dress! The open back is such a lovely addition to it as well. Such an amazing colour and then sleeves are insanely fab! x

    https://www.femaleoriginal.com

    • Lovely
      Author
      August 18, 2020 / 11:34 am

      Thank you Faye.

      xoxo
      Lovely

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