Pretty Puffery

Whether it’s a nod to the playful 80’s cocktail dress, or a full on Alexis Colby from Dynasty, puff sleeves and shoulders are having a major fashion moment this holiday. Why the attraction with these types of sleeves? Well, aside from bringing balance to the silhouette (creates larger shoulder volume to balance out a wider hip), it also slenderizes the arms, adds a whimsical romantic vibe to your look (13 Disney princesses can’t be wrong) and finally they draw visual attention to your face and decolletage. So why not get in on the fun?

Our editors went perusing through the puff and found 20 top favorites perfect for the holiday, and parties to come. Have a look and see if you’d like to slip into something a little more puffy…


Bebe, Puff Sleeve Charmeuse Dress $179

Pretty in pink? Oh we think! Love the runching and wrap style of this dramatic candy-colored number, along with the play on volume given by these dramatically puffy sleeves.

Alice and Olivia, Mila Velvet Mini Dress $440

The Puff is strong with this one…and the asymmetrical action gives it major haute vibes…

Alexia Admor, Margeaux Floral Chiffon Woven Dress Plus $69.97

A dreamy, airy floral number with light puff sleeves, drawing attention to the modest V neckline.

Bebe, Gold Jacquard Deep V Mini Dress $179

This party dress has the 3 “P”s covered – plunge neck, pleated skirt, and of course, puff sleeves. Gorgeous gold jacquard adds the interest of texture and print.

Eloquii, Optional Off-the-shoulder Wrap Dress Plus $44.97

This little LBD marries marvelously the puff sleeve and asymmetrical wrap tie. Splendid curves are everywhere to help show off yours.

Bebe, Long Puff Sleeve Romper $139

Romantic and airy, this short dress is actually a romper – surprise! Perfect for partying when your winter vacays takes you to warmer climes.


Ashley Stewart, Red Scuba Dress Plus $32.70

What’s more fun than puff sleeves? How about a bubble dress! This tailored piece of perfection is contoured to show off all your curves and then some. Holiday red puts it way over the top!

Alice and Olivia, Karolina Blouson Sleeve Midi Dress $495

Pounce on the print & pattern trend with this adorable patchwork-goes-couture dress.

Calvin Klein, Puff-Sleeve Sheath Dress Plus in Malachite $99.98

Beautiful in deep forest green, this sheath dress adds instant polish to your next holiday affair.

DKNY, Knot Puff Sleeve Fit Flare Dress $79.99

Got a list of holiday events, but feeling a little tired of the usual red or green color choice options? Slip into this jewel-toned lovely that you can dress up or down with the right accessories.

Kiyonna, Monroe Metallic Wrap Dress $148

This high-lo disco diva dress will have you dancing the night away. The understated puff sleeves add just a hint of 70s gold (pun intended) In sizes OX through 5X.

Calvin Klein, Petite Puff-Sleeve Sheath Dress $79.99

What’s sweet for the petite? This hounds tooth mid-length is perfect for the office.


Bebe, Puff Sleeve Chiffon Peplum Top $54.99

This puffy sleeve peplum top delivers tons of holiday color punch. Fabulous in a flirty holiday skirt or just kicking in back in jeans.

BB Dakota, In The Spotlight Leopard Top $98

Emit some serious animal magnetism with this black & blue beauty. The slight crop makes it the ideal companion with high waisted party pants.

Kiyonna, Posh Ponte Peplum Top $54.40

Another fine example of polished in peplum, this one in Plus. The sweetheart neckline top has a light touch of satiny sheen to elevate the material.

Bebe, Puff Sleeve Mock Neck Sweater $89

Metallic stripes throughout this super soft sweater adds to the holiday glam while keeping you cozy.

Alice and Olivia, Brenna Sequin Crop Top $395

The gold standard of puff meets holiday tops, this sequined splendor will definitely get you noticed at your next event.


Bebe, Velvet Deep V Jumpsuit $169

Wrap yourself in the luxe embrace of velvet from head to toe with this fantastically foxy jumpsuit from Bebe.

Maree Pour Toi, Long Sleeve V-Neck Jumpsuit Plus $54.97

With the sheer long sleeves and flowy fit, this jumpsuit from Maree Pour Toi is at once elegant and sublime.

Bebe, Abstract Roses Front Slit Maxi Dress $149

The one-shoulder design and blousy sleeves create a dreamy romantic look, with a whole lotta sexy in the thigh-high slit. Bad girl never looked so good…

Adrianna Papell, Puff-Sleeve Ruched Gown Plus $187.99

When you need a show stopper, this sublime sapphire gown delivers. We love how the puff sleeves draw attention to the shoulders, giving ample opportunity to showcase a sparkly statement necklace, or just your lovely decolletage.

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