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Hot puffs anyone?

FOREVER IN FASHION The puffed sleeve never really went away

FOREVER IN FASHION The puffed sleeve never really went away  



Wear your heart on your sleeve or wear your attitude. Or just wear a puffed sleeve, writes NEETI SARKAR



The baby-doll fashion has surfaced yet again and the puffed sleeve is stealing the limelight! Adding volume to the sleeves, the puff is making its presence felt even on international ramps and runways. It is a simple and wearable fashion so all you need to do is get your basics right before you embrace this trend.

According to fashion designer Ameetha Mathew, “Puff sleeves have made a huge comeback. They look great on formal blouses. What matters most is what you team these pretty puff sleeves blouses with. Flared pants and pencil skirts are a smart choice.”

Puff sleeves are ultra feminine and add that air of sophistication.

They come in many varieties, be it the traditional capacious sleeves that are gathered heavily at the crown and at the hem or the more casual and deflated puff. Again, the length of the sleeve can vary from mega to three fourths without looking revolting.

Fashion designing student Karuna Rampal is also a fan of the puff sleeve. “The style is a classic, very 40s and they suit almost every woman. Those with narrow shoulders and petite frames can look absolutely stunning in puff sleeves.”

However, age does play spoilsport when it comes wearing puffed sleeves. This doesn’t mean older women should completely ignore the upcoming trend.

It only calls for being vigilant. Make sure you pick up clothes that don’t make you look like your daughter’s sister.

Shikha Subramnya, a college student says, “Those who are on the heavier side or have broad shoulders must be extra careful while experimenting with the trend. Wearing puffed sleeves could add more volume to the top half of your body. But the good thing is that puff sleeves also do a great job at concealing upper-arm flaws!”

Fabric must also be of prime concern when it comes to sleeve silhouettes. Cotton is a safe gamble but ultimately it depends upon the occasion as well as what material flatters your body best.

Move over formal blouses, puff sleeves are even seen on girly tee shirts, tunics, shirts and dresses. You could experiment with prints, be it the timeless polka dots or the incredibly chic floral patterns.

The good news is that this trend isn’t going to be among the typical short-lived ones. You can wear your puff sleeves from now, through summer.

Choosing a pretty blouse with puffed sleeves is only the job half done. In order to look as charming as you’re expected to look in this style of clothing, you’ve got to work out big time. You need toned arms to carry off this trend smartly and effortlessly!

Sleeve Sense

Polka dots and florals are the prints of choice

The ballooning sleeves add a dash of drama to formal blouses

Combines well with flared pants and pencil skirts

They come in many varieties, be it the traditional capacious sleeves that are gathered heavily at the crown and at the hem or the more casual and deflated puff

The length can vary from mega to three fourths

Puff sleeves work best in cotton



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