What did Snow White, Cinderella, Ariel, and Rapunzel have in common? They rocked the ultra-feminine puff sleeves gowns, which we all desired to own, with utmost panache. A little bit of drama harmed nobody. And that’s what has been introduced into the closet this season. An unapologetic trend, dripping in the dreaminess of fantasy, puff sleeves literally scream, “Look at me, I’m not shy to be seen.”
What was once a Disney princess thing has made its way into the contemporary mainstream with the day-to-day wear in mind. It is a trend that conveys power and femininity, which can be embraced by any age group. Take a look into an exclusive puff sleeves guide that oozes with fabulousness.
Going back to the 77th annual Golden Globes award; puffed, fanned, and ballooned sleeves were the trend that ruled the carpet. Celebrated labels such as Valentino, Givenchy, Dior, Miu Miu, and Alessandra Rich styled actors in eye-catching ensembles, which we couldn’t get enough of.
Coming back home, designer Ridhi Mehra recently launched her summer/resort 2020 collection in chiffon, satin, organza in powder blue and white ensembles.
What makes this trend work in both summer and winter season is the extra breathing room the silhouette provides. Be it any fabric, any length, you are sure to make heads turn.
Puff sleeves are attention stealers, and so to balance out all the drama up your sleeves, there are some styling tips that one should keep in mind.
When it comes to voluminous sleeves, a heavier fabric tones down the puffiness with its stiffness. Fabrics like cotton and organza work best for this purpose.
Rather than having the attention drawn to one single detail, prints with puffy sleeves takes the game a notch higher. It recenters the focus on the entire outfit, making it a statement piece as a whole.
3- Cinched waist
By tapering the waist at the midsection and accentuating the curves of the body, a cinched waist gives an hourglass figure, defining the overall look. It is yet another way to distract attention from the volume on one’s shoulder.
4- Sheer Fabrics
For more structured silhouettes, fabrics like organza look great as the transparency gives a romantic vibe while subtly moving attention to the inside.