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19 Gorgeous Balloon Sleeves

Balloon and puff sleeves are going nowhere for AW20 – these are the beauties we have eyes on right now.

The balloon sleeve has been the story of 2020, in all its light weight, unstructured diaphanous and voluminous romantic glory. Yet far from being a one summer wonder, designers have simply updated the look for Autumn/Winter in darker colours and thicker fabrics. We’re big fans of an XXL statement sleeve and, to prove it, we’ve rounded up the very best of them to buy or covet right now.

By Nancy Alsop
September 2020

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Matches

Cecilie Bahnsen Mikko Hawthorn Floral-Jacquard Midi Shirt Dress, £1,120

Shrimps

Titania Dress – Old English, £350

Zara

Balloon Sleeve Dress, £44.99

COS

A-Line Drawcord Puff Sleeve Dress, £69

Isabel Marant

Ervalia Dress, £540

H&M

Balloon Sleeve Jumper, £12.99

Net A Porter

Sleeper Atlanta Off The Shoulder Shirred Midi Linen Dress, £262

Vampire’s Wife

The Cate Dress, £625

Max Mara

Radzmir Dress, £305

Ganni

Pleated Georgette Maxi Dress, £205

Anthropologie

Tia Puff Sleeve Tee, £58, NOW £41

Mango

Puff Sleeved Sequined Dress, £119.99

John Lewis

French Connection Joss Balloon Sleeve Jumper Dress, £120

Merlette

Montague Dress, $440

Three Graces London

Arianna Dress in Tan, £495

Mango

Puff Sleeved T-Shirt, £19.99, NOW £15.99

H&M

Lyocell Blend Dress, £24.99

Plumo

Ennis Top, NOW £119

Staud

Carnation Dress Black, $275

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