Puff-shoulder outfits are literally the easiest way for you to stand head and shoulders above the rest. A favourite of the ’80s, this exaggerated and structured shoulder silhouette has seen a revival lately after being spotted on style influencers such as Aimee Song and Jeanne Damas as well as on the Spring/Summer 2019 runways of Marc Jacobs, Ganni and Ulla Johnson.
Since retro is cool again, here are 12 looks you can easily cop. Don’t worry, they are totally wearable.
Text: Ho Guo Xiong
Who says white dresses have to be safe? Everything about this piece screams style, from its one-shoulder design to the puffed sleeve to the handkerchief hem and thigh-high slit. Juxtapose this edgy number with chunky military lace-ups and a dash of shoulder highlight.
Summer is calling and it demands a chic sundress like this iteration from Australian designer Alice McCall. The shoulders here are playful, and we love how the chevron prints help slim and elongate your stature while the hip cutouts add a touch of sensuality. Carry a rattan bag and slip into some espadrilles to finish.
Need a striking dress to really wow your partner for your next date night? Look no further than this black and white striped Collusion design. The puffed shoulder adds drama while the leg-baring mini skirt shows off your long, toned gams. Best paired with boots.
Looking sharp at work doesn’t always require tailored silhouettes and dark, brooding colours. A flowy cream pleated dress or a pair of khaki trousers can cheer up your day, especially when you wear with this summery yellow H&M top.
It’s the weekend so it’s time to cut loose. Dare to bare, your midriff that is, with this white broderie anglaise top from Mango. Wear with a pair of high-waisted jeans and finish the polished yet casual look with hoop earrings and wedges.
Boasting an eyelet design and puffed sleeves, we love how this black dress is suitable for both work and play. You can even cinch your waist with the ribbon tie, enhancing your waist and chest. The empire silhouette also gives it a nice flowy movement while concealing any food baby you might have.
If you’ve longed fawned over the amazing style of influencer Aimee Song, here’s a quick way to cop her look — by getting a piece from her collab with American fashion label Revolve. This cream piece is just the right touch of sexy, and will flatter warm skin tones and bring out your bronzed tan. Throw on a pair of espadrilles for a summer party.
Here’s a statement outfit from Zara to help you stand out from the crowd during parties and music festivals — we especially love the colourful abstract print that can be worn with the matching skirt or tempered with a sleek black pant.