16 perfect ways to rock the puff sleeve trend this autumn

From haute couture runways to our local high streets, puff sleeves are everywhere and they’re showing no signs of slowing down. In fact, the past year has seen the chic design detail go from having a ‘moment’ to cementing a full-time residency in the fashion world, with everyone from reputable designers to fast-fashion outlets online replicating the trend in their collections.

During Fashion Week season back in September, LiketoKnow.it reported a 1600 per cent surge in searches for puff sleeve dresses, and the shopping frenzy doesn’t stop there. High street retailer River Island set off riots as influencers and fellow fashion fanatics went wild for the brand’s puff-sleeve denim jacket – yes, that is a thing.

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The popular item, which has already sold out twice, has just been restocked and shoppers are still going mad for it as 2,000 sold in just the first 48 hours of it being re-released. Priced at £50, the cult jacket is simply a denim classic with an elegant twist courtesy of the puff sleeves.

River Island

Puff Sleeve Denim Jacket, £50, River Island

But of course, jackets and dresses aren’t the only items fit for the design. There are puff-sleeve tops, jumpers and even cardigans too. Here are some of our favourites on the market right now…



Puffed sleeves ribbed sweater, £29.99, Mango



Sweater with Puff Sleeves, £25.99, Zara


John Lewis

AND/OR Jasmin Puff Sleeve Jumper, Golden Yellow, £59, John Lewis



Puff-sleeved sweatshirt, £24.99, H&M



Animal Puff Sleeve Midi Dress, £65, Warehouse



Asos Design Wrap Midi Dress with Puff Sleeves In Check, £38, Asos



Full Sleeve Dress, £49.99, Zara




ROTATE BIRGER CHRISTENSEN Puff-sleeve satin minidress, £200, Mytheresa 


& Other Stories

Puff Sleeve Short Cardigan, £45, & Other Stories



Knit Cardigan with Buttons, £25.99, Zara



BA&SH Haili knitted cardigan, £195, Selfridges


& Other Stories

Puff Sleeve Bouclé Cropped Cardigan, £75, & Other Stories



Puff-sleeved blouse, £17.99, H&M



GANNI  Puff sleeve denim top, £170, matchesfashion.com


& Other Stories

Puff Shoulder Mock Neck Blouse, £65, & Other Stories



Puff sleeve T-shirt, £15.99, Bershka