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The 80s detail to transform your summer dress
By Maybelle Morgan, 11 July 2017
Although puff sleeves may evoke memories of a brace-faced Drew Barrymore in a horrific metallic meringue of a dress (Never Been Kissed, obviously), trust us when we say that the 80s have had a chic overhaul for summer. It’s all about subtle baby puffs adorning your summertime dress, so join Dolce & Gabbana and Kendall Jenner in championing the look.
Throwback French Riviera vibes were the resounding theme at Dolce & Gabbana's SS17 show, as stiff half sleeves in opulent jacquard reigned supreme. Princess was turned all the way up with embellished mini skirts, loafers and clutches encrusted in diamanté and, oh yes, a bejewelled crown.
Kendall Jenner here, in the dreamiest summer outfit of them all. A floral off-the-shoulder dress with mini puff sleeves and a boxy waist belt. KJ finished her getup by adding retro white booties, XXL hoop earrings and a cutesy lunchbox bag.
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Say hello to the piece you’re going to be wearing all summer long. Why? It’s an easy-peasy skater dress revamped with subtle 80s details. Ruched sleeves + retro graffiti print + bold shades = love.