A Plus-Size Guide to the Ever-Trendy, Ever-Chic Puffy Sleeves Trend

Hi, I love the puffy sleeves trend, and that’s all I have to say. Kidding, I’ll say a little bit more, because that’s how much I love this damn trend! There are a few reasons this trend is weirdly important to me, but the main one is this: For most of my life, I’ve been super self-conscious about my arms. I’ve always tried to hide them, make them look smaller, etc. Puffy sleeves kind of do the opposite of that, and that’s why I love them. I know that might sound confusing, but basically, the puffy sleeves trend has helped me on my journey to loving my freakin’ arms, baby.

Puffy sleeves aren’t trying to hide what you got—they’re there to show it off. At least, that’s how I see this trend. By embracing the idea that I don’t have to try and make my arms look thinner, I’ve picked up a little more confidence about parts of my body I’ve always disliked. The same could be said for crop tops, but that’s another story. (Maybe I should do a crop top round-up soon?!) Anyway, puffy sleeves look cute on everyone, no matter your arm size. I see this trend as a lesson in embracing things you’re scared to embrace, and honestly, I’m weirdly grateful for this trend.

In honor of my love for puffy sleeves, I picked some of my favorite plus-size puffy sleeve tops and dresses that are sure to make your spring and summer wardrobe the best yet. From tops you’ll want to wear all weekend long to dresses you can totally don at work, there are so many super cute ways to rock this trend. So go forth, my friends, and embrace your beautiful bodies.

UNRULY | A Plus-Size Guide to the Ever-Trendy, Ever-Chic Puffy Sleeves Trend

1. Salina Top — $148 at Reformation
Available in sizes 14-24

UNRULY | A Plus-Size Guide to the Ever-Trendy, Ever-Chic Puffy Sleeves Trend

2. Neon Rose Maxi Tea Dress — $67 at ASOS
Available in sizes 14-24

UNRULY | A Plus-Size Guide to the Ever-Trendy, Ever-Chic Puffy Sleeves Trend

3. Puff Sleeve Top — $54.95 at Eloquii
Available in sizes 14-28

UNRULY | A Plus-Size Guide to the Ever-Trendy, Ever-Chic Puffy Sleeves Trend

4. Linen Puff-Sleeved Top — $70 at Anthropologie
Available in sizes 1X-3X

UNRULY | A Plus-Size Guide to the Ever-Trendy, Ever-Chic Puffy Sleeves Trend

5. Lovedrobe Puff Sleeve Midi Dress — $95 at ASOS
Available in sizes 14-24

UNRULY | A Plus-Size Guide to the Ever-Trendy, Ever-Chic Puffy Sleeves Trend

6. Dramatic Puff Sleeve Wrap Top — $79.95 at Eloquii
Available in sizes 14-28

UNRULY | A Plus-Size Guide to the Ever-Trendy, Ever-Chic Puffy Sleeves Trend

7. Fruit Puff-Sleeved Top — $90 at Anthropologie
Available in sizes 16W-24W

UNRULY | A Plus-Size Guide to the Ever-Trendy, Ever-Chic Puffy Sleeves Trend

8. Knot Front Sundress — $35 at ASOS
Available in sizes 12-24

UNRULY | A Plus-Size Guide to the Ever-Trendy, Ever-Chic Puffy Sleeves Trend

9. Lisbeth Peplum Knotted Top — $43.96 at Fashion to Figure
Available in sizes 12-24

UNRULY | A Plus-Size Guide to the Ever-Trendy, Ever-Chic Puffy Sleeves Trend

10. Puff Sleeve Skater Dress — $32.70 at Ashley Stewart
Available in sizes 10-36

UNRULY | A Plus-Size Guide to the Ever-Trendy, Ever-Chic Puffy Sleeves Trend

11. Puff Sleeve Top with Peplum – $54.95 at Eloquii
Available in sizes 14-28

UNRULY | A Plus-Size Guide to the Ever-Trendy, Ever-Chic Puffy Sleeves Trend

12. Influence Mini Dress — $24.50 at ASOS
Available in sizes 14-22

UNRULY | A Plus-Size Guide to the Ever-Trendy, Ever-Chic Puffy Sleeves Trend

13. Button Front Puff Sleeve Tee — $44.95 at Eloquii
Available in sizes 14-28

UNRULY | A Plus-Size Guide to the Ever-Trendy, Ever-Chic Puffy Sleeves Trend

14. Marabella Dress — $248 at Reformation
Available in sizes 1X-3X

UNRULY | A Plus-Size Guide to the Ever-Trendy, Ever-Chic Puffy Sleeves Trend

15. Puff Sleeve Tie Top — $49.95 at Eloquii
Available in sizes 14-28

UNRULY | A Plus-Size Guide to the Ever-Trendy, Ever-Chic Puffy Sleeves Trend

16. Tea Jumpsuit with Puff Sleeve — $45 at ASOS
Available in sizes 14-24

UNRULY | A Plus-Size Guide to the Ever-Trendy, Ever-Chic Puffy Sleeves Trend

17. Glamorous Puff Sleeve Blouse — $45 at ASOS
Available in sizes 14-24