Make a statement this summer with the puff-sleeve trend
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.
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.
Words: Sophie Hines