A funny thing happened to our dress sleeves the last few years — they ballooned to cloud-like proportions. This fashion writer’s hypothesis is that puff sleeve dresses are what happens when fairytale escape meets stay-at-home comfort. The nap dress surely takes a lot of credit for kicking off this unexpected trend, but those frocks were more suited for indoorsy, (err, lockdown-y) life. These newer puff sleeve dress styles; however, are explicitly for being seen in. And there are so many options available right now, whether you’re keen on the poofed-up skirts or something more casual for daily wear.
Because this big-time trend is only about to blow up even further, we’ve rounded up the best puff sleeve dresses that are sure to be the conversation starter at any social function. Broken down by dress length, we’ve compiled the best puff sleeve mini, midi, and maxi dresses for a range of different occasions (think: puff sleeve cocktail dresses). Click on for the best puff sleeve dresses that rewrite the definition of “arm party.”
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