Some will call it “80s heritage” and others will even mention further roots like the Victorian or Renaissance era. In any case, be it 500, 150 or 40 years ago, puff sleeves have made a strong comeback in our wardrobes the last 2 seasons. While everyone names it differently (milkmaid, romantic, balloon sleeves…) we’ll just stick to “puff sleeves”, simple and efficient, complicated nuances aside.
We had already seen puff sleeves previously this Winter (moderately worn of course) on coats or chunky knits. This Spring, it is even easier to adopt the trend with flowy dresses and romantic blouses. It is actually more practical to wear this trend in the spring too (just try wearing it under a vest).
In order to avoid looking like a snowman, you’ll want to mix puff sleeve pieces with body con pieces. The key here is to play with volumes and to see the puff sleeves as the master piece of your outfit. So accessorize discretely and wear close fitted garments in order not to upstage the master piece and also not to seem as if you have “over done it” with your casual look. You can wear carrot pants that show your ankles, a crayon skirt or high-waisted slim jeans.