I'm Officially Declaring That This Trend Will Actually Be in My Closet Forever


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About a year ago, I remember asking my fellow fashion-industry insiders what trends they were buzzing about, and every single one of them mentioned the puff sleeve. Over time, the conversation on puff-sleeve dresses and tops has shifted from it being trend-driven to it being a wardrobe staple that everyone should have in their closet for life.

Specifically, there's one take on the anti-trend trend that I think everyone needs in their closet. The power of a white puff-sleeve top should not go unnoticed. When you have a wardrobe staple like that in your closet, you can wear it with pretty much anything that you own. The sleeve detailing elevates the piece, and it's a great swap for the white T-shirt you've worn time and again. Whether you're more of a puff-sleeve top or dress person, the 25 pieces below will definitely catch your eye.


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Hot pink and puff sleeves are two of my favorite things. Seeing them together in one piece makes me a very happy girl.


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French girls love the puff-sleeve top, which just further confirms how much I love it too. When paired with a denim skirt and classic bag, it will never steer you wrong. 


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The love that I have for this dress may or may not have inspired me to write this article. If you're looking for a sign that puff sleeves are here to stay, a number like this would be it.


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And now, I just have to have a picnic on the water. When you have a good pair of blue jeans, you must finish them off with a puff-sleeve top.


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If there's anything I love more than a puff sleeve, it's bright colors. Your next brunch will look even better when you have a dress like this.

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Associate Editor

Sierra Mayhew was always destined to work in fashion, but she didn't know it at first. Growing up with no choice but to wear a rotation of school uniforms and activewear, her love for fashion really blossomed when she moved away for college and was able to finally define her very own personal style. Shortly thereafter, she interned at Elle magazine and instantly knew that editorial was for her. After graduating from the University of Notre Dame, she worked for ShopBazaar, contributing regularly to Bazaar.com, and finally made her way to Who What Wear, where she is an associate editor. When she’s not working, you can catch her always trying to catch a flight, rollerblading through New York City traffic, or exploring the latest luxury vintage boutique.