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Make a statement this summer with the puff-sleeve trend

Puff-sleeve tops

The ‘Zoom blouse’ might be looking like a thing of the past – phew! – but that doesn’t mean a more muted approach to dressing is on the cards. In fact, statement sleeves are still a major trend, with pretty puff sleeves offering the most wearable way in (although if you want to go for a full 19th-century leg-of-mutton sleeve, please be our guest). This pretty feminine shape adds a romantic edge to summer tops (like the one seen here on M&S Insider Sophie), and looks great balanced against tougher fabrics such as denim or leather.

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Red printed puff-sleeve top
Go for all-out print
Lilac Autograph puff sleeve blouse
A top-quality Autograph linen blouse
 Green puff-sleeve top
A soft-knit puff-sleeve beauty
Polka-dot puff-sleeve top
We’re dotty for this cute top

Puff-sleeve dresses

From sweaters to coats, the puff sleeve has popped up everywhere on the catwalk, but a tiered pink midi dress like this – as seen on M&S Insider Sam – offers the perfect way into the trend. Whether you prefer a pretty tea dress or a bold printed midi, there are plenty of puff-sleeve options to choose from, all of which make summer styling easy – simply pluck out of your wardrobe and go. Shoe-wise, we love fresh white trainers, which balance out a floaty pink dress beautifully.

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Pink puff-sleeve dress 
Pretty in pink, or also in blue
Light blue puff-sleeve tea dress
The tea dress is a style perennial
Orange puff-sleeve tea dress
A midi from the M&S X GHOST collab
Animal-print puff-sleeve tea dress
We love this animal-print mini

Words: Sophie Hines

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