Puff sleeves over the centuries
The history of puff sleeves dates back hundreds of years and to get to know it we should peek into the wardrobes of the greatest kings and queens. Huge balloon sleeves adorned the outfits of the famous second wife of Henry VIII Tudor, Anna Bolena (England – 16th century). About 400 years later, another Anna wished to wear puffy dresses, namely Anna Shirley , the novel’s protagonist Anna with red hair . Balloon sleeves also often accompanied the legendary Audrey Hepburn in the 1950s.
Going back to modern times, puff sleeves played a big role in the 1980s. The world has “rediscovered” them and women have fallen in love with the heavily emphasized shoulders, which would make even the long-legged pretty woman – Julia Roberts – pale , and the uninhibited and always well-dressed – Samantha Jones , Carrie Bradshaw’s best friend.
Shirt with puff sleeves
One of the most popular choices of famous fashion influencers currently is puff sleeve shirts. Considered extremely elegant and chic, they are ideal for ceremonial outfits and for special occasions. But not only! The balloon sleeve shirt can also be worn in a casual style, with jeans and sneakers .
Shirt with puff sleeves and over the knee boots
The following outfit from Polish trendsetter Julia Kuczyńska is extremely feminine and at the same time original and chic, which you can easily wear to a party or a less formal event. The imposing puff sleeves and the waist-tight corset emphasize the slender body of the Maffashion, while her black cuissardes optically streamline her legs. The high boots in combination with the mini give the effect of a perfectly slim physique and always look flawless!
Shirt with puff sleeves and sandals
Candice Swanepoel ‘s proposal is the ideal solution for a family party or an official event. The white blouse is synonymous with elegance and chic, which is made more interesting by the impressive balloon sleeves. Following the example of the Victoria’s Secret angel, you can combine it with biker shorts or a black mini skirt and tone down the look with bright sandals and an expressive lipstick.