The puff sleeve originally emerged as a sartorial style detail during the Renaissance period of history, and was seen in the garments of royalty and commonfolk alike. In modern times, puff sleeves made their big comeback in the 1980s, and since then they have been seen in many a stylish avatar, exaggerated or minimalist. Be it on runways, red carpets on on the streets, you can catch a glimpse of puff sleeves wherever you look, making this much-loved style one that is here to stay.
Over time, designers have re-imagined the puff sleeve in many interesting fabrics such as knitwear, georgette and organza in varied patterns and prints. Short sleeves, full sleeves, dresses or jackets, you name it and you can add a puff sleeve to it.
In India and internationally designers such as Amit Aggarwal, Gauri & Nainika, Mohammed Mazhar, Prabal Gurung, Regina Pyo, Alessandra Rich etc. have incorporated this trend in their current spring/summer collections.
A favourite choice of many a celebrity, you can catch Deepika Padukone, Sonam Kapoor and Hailey Beiber amongst others sporting this trend.
Not limited by seasonal fashion, be it summer or winter, a puff-sleeve silhouette great addition to your wardrobe. If you still don’t own one, maybe it’s high time you should !