The 11 Best Puff Sleeve Dresses for Making a Statement This Summer
Daphne Bridgerton could never.
Unless you live under a rock (with no wifi), you know puff sleeve dresses are all the rage right now. What began as a trendy look several years ago is now a full-fledged classic piece in any wardrobe. Puff sleeve dresses are romantic, eye-catching, and flattering (not to mention, they remind us of Bridgerton fashion.) Plus, they can easily be dressed up with heels and flashy jewelry or down with sneakers, making them fitting for any occasion.
We dare you to peruse any popular retailer and not find one puff sleeve dress. But don’t get it twisted: Just because they’re popular, puff sleeve dresses are anything but basic; you’ll make a statement wearing these frocks. Another plus? Due to high demand, you can find puff sleeve dresses at every price point.
Below, shop some of our favorite puff sleeve dresses, from mini to midi, satin to cotton, and floral to solid-colored.
1. Not your grandma’s curtains
Floret Studios Floral Puff Sleeve Midi Dress
$89Shop it Nordstrom
This midi puff sleeve dress oozes vintage vibes, and we’re here for it. The ruffled sweetheart neckline and floral print à la grandma’s curtains crank up the romantic energy, too.
2. Green dream
Lulus Dare to be Dreamy Lime Green Puff Sleeve High-Low Midi Dress
$78Shop it Lulus
This summer is all about embracing bright and bold fashion, and this green midi dress fits that bill perfectly. The high-low hem and trailing buttons add extra interest, too.
Reformation Channa Linen Dress
$178Shop it Reformation
We’re suckers for a babydoll dress, and this white one is even sweeter thanks to puff sleeves, ruffled neckline, and bow detail. Plus, how fun is the fruit pattern? This mini dress also comes in black and a dainty floral print. It’s perfect for a first date.
4. Checkered chick
UIMLK Boho Cottagecore Puff Sleeve DressShop it Amazon
Everyone needs a checkered dress in their closet, and this tiered, puff sleeve option is ideal for a wide variety of summer outings: farmer’s markets, picnics, backyard barbecues, or brunch with the girls.
5. Paisley puff sleeves
Poplin Puff-Sleeve Tiered Babydoll Dress in Paisley Garden
$118Shop it Madewell
Paisley is not a print of the past, especially when it comes in the form of a breezy puff sleeve babydoll dress such as this one from Madewell.
6. Pretty in pink
Square Neck High Splitting Long Maxi Cottagecore DressShop it Amazon
Daphne Bridgerton, is that you? This regencycore dress is totally something the Bridgerton ladies would wear around the house as they play piano and pen their feelings into their diaries. But a thigh-high slit and cleavage-heavy neckline offer a dash of sexiness.
7. Lovely lavender
Lulus Lavender Midi Dress
$88Shop it Lulus
We can totally see ourselves twirling around a dance floor or heading out on date night in this classy puff sleeve dress.
8. Sassy slit
Reformation Belgium Dress
$248Shop it Reformation
You can never go wrong with a sassy leg slit. Choose between eight colors and prints in this timeless puff sleeve dress.
9. Blue babe
SheIn Short Puff Sleeve Ruched Mini A Line DressShop it Amazon
Does it get any cuter than this mini dress? We think not. Choose between ten summery colors and feel flirty and carefree in this little number.
10. Satin sweetie
Lulus What a Sweetheart Blue Floral Print Satin Puff Sleeve Mini Dress
$58Shop it Lulus
Satin always makes us feel sexy, and the romantic details on this slip dress amp up the sensual energy another notch.
11. Floral fairy
Wayf Nikita Puff Sleeve Tie Back Minidress
$79Shop it Nordstrom
Double bows on the back of this mini puff sleeve dress make this piece extra romantic, and the dainty floral print emphasizes the sweetness of the look.