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Top 10 Puff Sleeve Dresses

Simple And Cute Puff Sleeve Dresses That Are Perfect For Wearing This Summer

Simple And Cute Puff Sleeve Dresses That Are Perfect For Wearing This Summer

Our Top 10 Lists help shoppers quickly and easily find what they need. Using an intense review and approval process (which you can learn more about here), we break down the best styles according to what consumers most commonly search for and want.

While most trends only last a season or two, puff sleeve dresses have managed to reign supreme season after season. There's no shortage of options on the virtual shelves this summer, so if you're looking to try the silhouette for yourself, you can officially shop the style to your heart's content. Whether you're looking for something a little more elevated than your typical office outfit or a sweet silhouette you can wear out and about, a puff sleeve dress is an option you can turn to for any occasion—and we're here to make sure you find one you'll love for seasons to come. Ahead, shop 10 algorithm-approved styles you can purchase right this very second, from pretty tiers to open backs and beyond.

Our Method For Finding The Best Puff Sleeve Dresses

Consider Rank & Style your one-stop-shop when it comes to finding the latest trends and seasonal must-haves. Our Top 10 lists are all approved by our data-driven algorithm that factors in user reviews, editor recommendations, and social media buzz, which means you can always shop our recommendations with 100% confidence. Ahead, we're giving you the details on all things puff sleeves. From sleek and polished styles to laidback, lounge-worthy picks, keep scrolling to find your new favorite summer frock.

Next up, shop the 10 Best Tunic Dresses. Opening image: freepeople.com

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June 23, 2021

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Universal Thread Puff Long Sleeve T-Shirt Dress
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Universal Thread Puff Long Sleeve T-Shirt Dress


WHERE TO WEAR: This dressed-down iteration is ideal for casual workdays and lounging about at home. Designed with breezy, 100% cotton, it's just as comfortable as it is stylish.

USER REVIEW: "I love this dress! It is very flattering. I was worried that the sleeves would be too poofy, but they aren’t at all. I normally wear a size 8 or 10, and the medium fits perfectly without being too tight. The teal color is beautiful."

Endless Rose Floral Tiered Midi Dress


STYLE WITH: The allover floral print and on-trend tiered layers give this dress such a sweet prairie vibe. Complete with flattering smocking and an empire waist, all it needs is some simple heeled sandals to feel like a finished look.

LOVED FOR: The relaxed silhouette and lightweight fabric give this dress an airy appeal that can carry you through even the hottest summer days.

ASTR The Label Smocked Tiered Maxi Dress


WHY YOU NEED IT: A seersucker something is a must-have item for summer, and this dress fits the bill. With its tiered silhouette and light shade of green, it'll pair well with any existing neutrals in your closet.

STYLE WITH: Top off the look with a pair of espadrilles.

BP Puff Sleeve Taffeta Dress


STYLE WITH: Thanks to the flattering sweetheart neckline, you can easily dress up this romantic pick with layered necklaces or a simple lariat.

WHERE TO WEAR: Order it in black, and you've got the perfect LBD for weddings, dinner dates, and beyond.

Endless Summer Natural Element Midi Dress


WHY YOU NEED IT: A shapeless silhouette, simple colorway, and easy-to-wear design make this pick a no-brainer. Since it features a drawstring scoop neck, it offers a little more dimension than the average pick.

WHERE TO WEAR: Pack this puff sleeve dress in your suitcase for your next beach getaway. It's a comfortable option that'll earn you loads of compliments, too.

H&M Open-Backed Dress


LOVED FOR: The double-layered skirt gives this puff sleeve dress a voluminous effect. Get ready to make an instant statement.

STYLE WITH: Complete the look with a sun hat and sandals for daytime wear.

SheIn Sweetheart Bishop Sleeve Shirred Ruffle Hem Dress


WHY YOU NEED IT: This is a dress you'll want to wear on repeat all season long. With its puffed sleeves, smocked bodice, and tiered skirt, it's a total must-have. Oh, it's also only $22.

HELPFUL TIP: If you're well-endowed up top, we recommend sizing up for more room in the bust.

ASTR The Label Patina Dress


WHY YOU NEED IT: With its wear-with-everything white shade, romantic smocking, and lace details, you can easily style this staple for a multitude of occasions.

WHERE TO WEAR: Wear this charming mini on date night or dress it down for a laid-back weekend outing.

Hill House Home The Athena Nap Dress


ABOUT THE BRAND: Hill House is practically synonymous with comfort. Designed to provide endless versatility, the brand's original nap dress delivers sleep-worthy comfort and a silhouette that works as a nightgown, beach cover-up, or date-night dress.

USER REVIEW: "I ordered the Athena in white, and it seems to be one of those rare miracle dresses that works on ALL KINDS of body types! Comfortable, flattering, well-made—I can't say enough good things about this dress. I love wearing my Athena with the blue hair ribbon while I'm working from home. I may be a grown woman, but it's still fun to patter around the house like a lovely, tragic Victorian ghost child. I will definitely be purchasing more!"

Free People Violet Mini Dress


WHY YOU NEED IT: This chic mini dress needs no occasion—you can wear it anytime, anywhere. Bonus: the back of the dress boasts the most darling bow detail.

WHY WE LOVE IT: "This Free People dress has been the perfect addition to my wardrobe. I love the feminine flair that the babydoll silhouette and bow detail give it. The thicker fabric doesn't wrinkle, which makes it perfect for travel. Wear it with heels for a dressy look or keep it casual with sneakers—the options are endless."—Taylor DeBaylo, Site Merchandising Associate

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