Style 911: How To Pull Off Voluminous Sleeves

I’m a lover of the voluminously sleeved white blouse. When handled correctly, a puffy sleeve does glorious things to an outfit. When done badly, however, you get a pregnant-looking train wreck situation. Click through for tips to get it right.
Go big with the top at left or dress a little more conservatively with the toned-down puff on the right. [left: $93, Push Button, Pixie Market; right: $105, Robert Rodriguez, Zappos]


The key to balancing a puffy sleeve is keeping your bottoms svelte. Nothing gets the job done quite like a pencil skirt. [left: $55, Topshop; right: $118, Ann Taylor]


You’ve got a lot happening with your blouse/butt-in-a-pencil-skirt combo, so keep the shoes simple. Black is always a win and beige will make your legs look super long. [left: $70, Aldo; right: $472, Guiseppe Zanotti, Farfetch.com]


Old-school sunglasses will make you look a tad mysterious. We’re into that. [$11, Fred Flare]


Add to the retro feel of the look with bright red lips. [$24, NARS]

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