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How to wear puffy sleeved outfits without looking like you’re stuck in the Victorian era

So you’ve seen all the puffy-sleeved tops and dresses on social media. Here’s where you can shop for some.

Let’s get puffy with it. Like the choux pastry we so love to devour, there’s something irresistibly sweet about the puff sleeve. We’ve been seeing it on the ‘gram (both the pastry and the fashion) all over the festive season and into the new year, and if it’s a new trend that is about to be bestowed on us, we’re all here for it.

Here, we’ve put together 7 ways you can style a puff sleeve this season. There’s something incredibly feminine and playful about it — be it in a blouse or a dress — and yet there is still room for versatility. Scroll on for our favourite ensembles.

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This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Bangkok

Cute and feminine, it’s no wonder why this De La Vali dress is a bestseller. We love that it’s a look that can go from day to night, and we have a special crush on the floral-print satin-jacquard material. The dress is cut such to flatter the silhouette, making it a perfect first date option, too. Pair with casual heels and a small clutch.

Approx. RM397

A bit more on a dramatic note, this Blackdogbkk blouse sure knows how to amp things up. Artistic and multi-faceted, it’s the kind of top that you can throw on and allow to do all of the talking. Trust us when we say: there’s going to be a lot of talking.

A little bit Bridgerton yet still very easily to wear as a casual outfit in 2021: Reformation’s Roe blouse is a beautiful way to amp up a top for blue jeans. Featuring a sweetheart neckline and gently puffed sleeves, it’s definitely a feminine look that we can imagine will pair well with a red lip, too.

Approx. RM770

Vatanika has been wearing a lot of puff sleeves lately, and if you too want to cop her style, look no further than this dress. We love the drama of the massive sleeves that contrast with the otherwise sleek and sophisticated little black dress. Pair with hoop earrings or other clean accessories. The puff sleeves are clearly the star here.

There’s no rule that dictates puff sleeves need always feature on clean colours. We like this summery take on the puff sleeve by Rhode. An ideal number to wear on a weekend trip, the dress is cut from crisp cotton-voile with a fun pattern and a curve-enhancing silhouette. Again, a look that can go from day to night, pair with anything from sandals to heels.

Approx. RM1,737

Puff sleeves can be created using (faux) leather, too. Here in a supple burgundy hue, we like the #PowerWoman vibes we’re getting from this look, especially in combination with the shirred waist. Internal shoulder pads ensure the dress keeps its form no matter how many board meetings you have to run to.

Approx. RM792

Playful and fun, Stretsis reminds us of the Italian Riviera with its Francesca Top, where lemons and cherries meet on cotton. The crop top can be worn with both pants or a skirt, but probably best with these matching bottoms. Very charming.

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