Designers are bringing back the puff sleeve trend from the 80's, but mixing it with modern fairytale vibes and a trending cottagecore aesthetic.
Because let's be honest. The puff sleeve prom dresses from the 80's may not have been our finest moment in fashion. But as bridal designers embrace the reemergence of this vintage puff sleeve trend - they are doing so in a more modern way. These dresses are giving off more romantic fairytale vibes, that are in line with the trending cottagecore aesthetic that is everywhere right now. So if you are ready to write your own fairytale ending, then you don't want to miss this list of 18 trending puff sleeve wedding dresses.
01. Watters: Fairytale Florals
Get ready to write your own fairytale romance is this first puff sleeve bridal gown from Watters. This gown has us absolutely in love with its sheer floral embroidered design. The empire waist silhouette is so flattering and the sheer floral puff sleeves add such a touch of whimsy to the look.
02. Rue de Seine: Dramatic Tulle
Modern bohemian bridal at its finest. This next gown from Rue de Seine features the most stunning openwork lace and tulle full length puff sleeves. The sleeves add so much drama to this look, but they are also removable. And when you remove the sleeves, it completely changes the look of the dress. This is a great way to have "two" bridal looks without having a second dress.
03. Jenny Yoo: Feminine Florals
Effortlessly feminine and worthy of its own fairytale romance. This next puff sleeve bridal gown comes from Jenny Yoo. Covered in an all over lace pattern, this gown features a corset bodice, off-the-shoulder puff sleeves, and a cascading cathedral length skirt that is finished with a high front slit. And as an added bonus, the puff sleeves are removable, which allows you to mix up your look!
04. Clover London: Minimal Aesthetic
We are getting some girl-next-store vibes from this next modern puff sleeve bridal gown. Designed by Clover London, this more minimal bridal silhouette shows us how less can be so much more. With a flattering wide square neckline, delicate puff sleeves and a center front slit - this gown is just effortless.
05. Christie Nicole: Tulle Florals
Christie Nicole Bridal has us dreaming of a romantic garden wedding day in this breathtaking A-line bridal gown. This soft tulle gown features a captivating corseted bodice, romantic off-the-shoulder puff sleeves and all over floral appliqué that adds a touch of whimsy to the look.
06. Julie Vino: Modern Princess
Move over Cinderella, there is a new princess in town. And she is making a bold, modern statement. This next puff sleeve wedding dress comes from Julie Vino. A bold modern ball gown that is the perfect mix of minimal accenting with bold design. We are loving the dramatic cut-out neckline of the structured bodice and those oversized puff sleeves.
07. Houghton: Modern Texture
Where vintage meets modern. This next puff sleeve wedding dress from Houghton has some sophisticated vintage influences, combined with modern design. This gown has crystal accents around the trim and is made from the most stunning moiré fabric that has an alluring wavy water appearance to it. Finished with puff sleeves, this dress is surprising from every angle.
08. Rue de Seine: Bohemian Puff Sleeves
Rue de Seine brings the puff sleeve trend into bohemian bridal looks with this captivating gown. And this is another dress where the puff sleeves are removable, revealing delicate spaghetti straps underneath. This gown features lavish raised embroidery inspired by salt-washed seashells. The silhouette of this gown is fitted through the hips and then flares out into a dramatic train. And we are loving the corseted neckline!
09. Watters: Vintage Bohemian
We are definitely getting some cottagecore vibes from this next puff sleeve wedding dress. The vintage bohemian style of this gown is just irresistible. Made from stretch mesh, this gown features the most alluring design. The off-the-shoulder gathered puff sleeves are romantic, yet dramatic enough to make a big statement.
10. Karen Willis Holmes: Minimal & Timeless
Minimal, timeless and carefree. We love the clean, laidback style of this next puff sleeve wedding dress from Karen Willis Holmes. This effortless crepe gown features a stunning V-neckline, a trending high front slit and the most irresistible puff sleeves, of course.
11. Christie Nicole: Pearlcore Aesthetic
Cottagecore, pearlcore - this next puff sleeve wedding dress is giving us so many trending fashion aesthetics. This gown seems to mix vintage and modern in the most beautiful way. Featuring a whimsical 3D floral appliqué bodice, statement puff sleeves and polka dot pearl detailing.
12. Danielle Frankel: Bridgerton Bridal Vibes
Fans of Bridgerton, or regency era romances are sure to love this next puff sleeve wedding dress from Danielle Frankel. Featuring an iconic empire waist silhouette, this darted and hand twisted organza ballgown seems to be the perfect mix between vintage and contemporary. We love the wide square neckline and the textured puff sleeves.
13. Ines di Santo: Puff Sleeve Ball Gown
Fit for a modern day fairytale. This captivating ball gown from Ines di Santo is made from the most alluring blushing fabric. Paired with matching puff sleeves, this gown is sure to make a modern statement.
14. Clover London: Clean & Minimal
Our minimalist brides out there are sure to love this next wedding dress from Clover London. An irresistible 100% ivory silk gown with a fitted strapless bodice, removable puff sleeves and a trending front slit. Slip off the puff sleeves after the ceremony to switch up your look for the reception.
15. Houghton: Vintage Inspired Separates
This next look features modern bridal separates that have some clear vintage influences. The corseted silk floral jacquard top features exaggerated full length puff sleeves with pleated shoulder detailing. This dramatic top is paired with wide leg tuxedo pants with a silk charmeuse stripe. Exaggerated vintage on top, and clean modern on the bottom.
16. Rime Arodaky: Long Puff Sleeves
Modern princess vibes with detachable long puffy sleeves. We are loving this next wedding dress from Rime Arodaky. This gown features an off-the-shoulder neckline, draped glitter graphic tulle fabric and a dramatic high front slit. And we love how this dress can be completely transformed by detaching the long puff sleeves.
17. Savannah Miller: Luxe & Regal Crepe
Modern, yet regal. This luxe stretch crepe bridal gown comes from Savannah Miller. And we are loving the modern, yet still timeless silhouette of this gown. The neckline is dotted with the tiniest pearl accents, and we are just loving how subtle this detailing is. Paired with statement puff sleeves and a clean empire waist skirt - this dress is sure to have any bride feeling like modern day royalty.
18. Christie Nicole: Puff Sleeve Mini
Are you looking for a chic bridal mini for your reception style, or a more informal dress for a courthouse city elopement? Then you don't want to miss this next puff sleeve wedding gown from Christie Nicole Bridal. The short babydoll silhouette of this gown features a structured bodice and a full soft tulle mini skirt. And you can't forget about those statement making puff sleeves and the all over romantic 3D flower accenting.By Kathryn Schrotenboer