Puff sleeves first came about in the Renaissance, and since then, they have ebbed and flowed in popularity. Since 2018, they have reemerged bigger and better than ever and are set to stick around through 2021 and beyond. The puff or balloon sleeves trend is soft, romantic, ultra-femme, and cousins with another trend with roots in sustainability—cottagecore. We rounded up sustainable puff sleeves dresses and tops from some of our favourite brands so ethical fashionistas everywhere can embody this billowy look and spread the good word about the brands when asked that inevitable question: “Where did you get it?!”
Lucky for us, there are plenty of eco brands with sustainable puff sleeves galore in their ranges! We love the inclusively sized crop top from Altar (US), the elegant maxi wrap dress from Birdsong (UK), and the bright printed top from Carlie Ballard (Australia), to name a few! All garments feature everything from short puff sleeves to long balloon sleeves, made by ethical brands that care for people, the planet, and animals.