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Puff Sleeves Are The Biggest Fashion Trend Of 2019—Here's Where To Get Them!

Reminiscent of the Filipiniana, the playful, nostalgic puff sleeve trend is back!


Artwork by Raff Colmenar


The puff sleeves are no stranger to fashionable Filipinas. Aside from being reminiscent of the terno, a traditional Filipiniana dress, puff sleeves were also major back in the ‘80s.

Today, the bold, playful style trend has made a comeback—and we're welcoming it with open arms. Ahead, we've compiled the best modern takes on the vintage it piece that’s dominated both the runway and our favorite fashion racks!



Charina Sarte, price available upon request

Doesn’t this romantic, powder blue Charina Sarte dress give you the sudden urge to stroll around an English garden?


Buy it now: Charina Sarte



Lola and Daisies, P1,650

This ultra chic Lola and Daisies sundress can be worn pretty much anywhere! Its ditsy floral prints and minimalist cut make the piece errands day-friendly, but the peek-a-boo slit turns it date night appropriate, too. 


Buy it now: Lola & Daisies



Kate Spade, P8,756

Modest in front; fun at the back. This pastel pink Kate Spade puff sleeve blouse is the best of both worlds! 



Buy it now: Kate Spade


Zoo Label, P2,990

This Victorian-inspired Zoo Label number features an elegant V neckline and a thick waistband for a nostalgic touch. 


Buy it now: Zoo Label



Herman and Co, price available upon request

Now here’s a proudly Pinay casual number for the modern Filipiniana! Herman & Co pays homage to the classic Filipina ensemble by combining the famous butterfly sleeves of the terno with native, handwoven textile accents. (Check this article out for an expert guide on how to wear indigenous prints responsibly.


Buy it now: Herman & Co



Patricia Santos, P11,900

Your favorite linen crop top  just had a makeover! Patricia Santos reinvented the wardrobe staple by adding statement puff sleeves.


Buy it now: Patricia Santos



Hinhin, P3,700

Feeling cheeky? This mini dress from Tricia Gosingtian’s newly launched RTW line features fun prints and standout sleeves. (Read this exclusive article to know the story behind Tricia's anime-inspired RTW brand!)


Buy it now: Hinhin



Zara, P1,695

Trendy, but make it corporate! Zara’s office-appropriate take on the puff sleeve trend is practical and fashionable.

Buy it now: Zara




V.Alice Clothing, P350

V.Alice gives a modern, ultra wearable twist to the traditional Filipiniana. When you elevate this Pinay-made blouse with a chic mini skirt and heeled sandals, you’re bound to hear compliments all day long.


Buy it now: V. Alice Clothing



Suzy Clothing, P2,550

Boss women, embrace your femininity in this pretty, periwinkle power piece! 


Buy it now: Suzy Clothing