Everything You Need To Know About The Puff-Sleeve Trend (Including How To Wear It)

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Model Natalia Vodianova at The Schiaparelli show SS HC 224. Photo: Spotlight.

Louis Vuitton SS24

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The puff-sleeve trend, reignited in the spring of 2024, has proven its staying power far beyond a mere seasonal fad. The silhouette, deeply rooted in the iconic style of Princess Diana’s 1981 wedding gown, has been a recurring theme in fashion, evolving through decades yet retaining its whimsical charm.

This Spring 2024 season, brands like Carolina Herrera, Chloé, and Louis Vuitton have ingeniously reinterpreted the puff sleeve, seamlessly incorporating it into modern wardrobes. The trend’s versatility is evident in its adaptability; it can be seen in everything from office-ready power blazers to dramatic evening looks without overwhelming the wearer’s personal style.


For styling, simplicity is key.When it comes to putting together a look, draw some inspiration from the vision of designers and don’t be afraid to add colour, lace, embrodieries or prints into your looks.

The silhouette on it’s own makes quite a statement, so styling it doesn’t require too much thought. For instance, try a breezy puff-sleeved sundress or a billowing top paired with denim. Leather also made huge comeback and it’s almos impossible to style wrong.

Here are some styles to look for and some stree style images to get the inspiration going!

Bishop: Billowing sleeves gathered at the wrist, adding romance to dresses and blouses.

Chloé AW24


Leg-of-Mutton: Voluminous at the shoulder, tapering towards the wrist, for a vintage look.

Chloé SS24

Balloon: Gathered at both shoulder and wrist, creating a balloon-like effect, suitable for both casual and formal wear.

Carolina Herrera SS24

Ruched: Adds texture with ruched detailing, versatile across different sleeve lengths.

Erdem SS24

Peasant: Relaxed, with a gathered opening at the shoulder, perfect for a boho-chic style.

Alberta Ferretti SS24

More Spring Summer Runways with the Puff Sleeve Trend.

1. Valentino HC 2. Giambattista Valli3. Simone Rocha
4. David Koma
5. COS
6. Alexader McQueen
7. Chloé

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