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Did Puff Sleeves Just Get Even Better? 10 To Cart Out Plus Styling Ideas

Go big or go home.

Puff sleeves have been around since the age of the Renaissance and a constant in contemporary fashion. It’s usually uber feminine — not that there’s anything wrong with that — but the Instagram universe have been switching things up of late (we’re obsessed with streetwear‘s hot hue, neon green, on a puff sleeve top a la Kendall Jenner, below).

On this occasion, we’re sieved through what the e-tailers have to offer in this vein: above, a hot mini dress by fashion newcomer Rotate, a deconstructed interpretation by Loewe, and the glam and risque by Alexandre Vauthier and Saint Laurent respectively.

Inspo below, shopping up top.

Valentina printed cotton-blend voile wrap top by Rhode Resort, $285, via Net-a-Porter
Pair with straight-leg trousers for a polished look, or denim cut-offs to keep it casual. Satin mini dress by Rotate, $342, via Net-a-Porter
This LBD is anything but boring. Slip into a pair of show-stopping boots to slay the look. Cropped crochet-trimmed linen top by Zimmermann, $756, via Net-a-Porter
This uber cropped piece by Zimmermann goes well on its own with jeans, or under dungarees like Danielle Bernstein has done. Sibylle draped two-tone polka-dot crepe midi dress by Rejina Pyo, $1106, via Net-a-Porter
Is it just us or does this dress by Korean designer Rejina Pyo seem like what Alexa Chung would wear? Do as Chung would and pair them with Mary Janes. Gathered cotton top by Loewe, $890, via Selfridges
Deconstructed and dramatic at the sleeves, this one’s made to be the highlight of any outfit. Pare-back on everything else. Off-the-shoulder satin mini dress by Alexandre Vauthier, $2775, via Net-a-Porter
Perfect for a night out on the town, or day time too if that’s how you roll. Metallic silk-blend jacquard top by Saint Laurent, $3135.91, via Net-a-Porter
The power of Saint Laurent to conjure up visions of a raucous, heady night out but just a garment is unmatched. You know what to do with this. Sophia cropped seersucker top by Cult Gaia, $385, via Net-a-Porter
Contrast with overalls for a style upgrade. Ruched gingham cotton-blend poplin mini dress by Georgia Alice, $443, via Net-a-Porter
We’ll say do this one with white sneakers — and here are 15 you don’t have to worry about getting dirty. One-shoulder ruched side-tie silk top by Alexandre Vauthier, $1560, via Selfridges
Equal part collar bone and dramatic sleeves. What more can a girl ask for?