Most trends start life as just that: trends. By definition, a trend is a development or change, and as such, we expect trends to do the same: evolve into something else, or in some instances, veer off entirely. However, some trends prove themselves to be more than fleeting. Some have staying power. And the puff-sleeve trend is one such example of a look that's had a longer shelf life than many of us expected it to.
The puff sleeve trend first cracked the fashion veneer in 2018, when '80s references raved the runway. We gladly bought into it, fully aware that it would likely be replaced by another detail of note the following year, no matter how pretty it is. Fast-forward to 2021, however, and the supersize sleeve is still just as popular as ever.