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Balloon trend

Balloon skirts and puffed sleeves: summer fashion blows up

Voluminous cuts and an abundance of crimps and pleats are the distinctive features of the balloon style, applied to ethereal fabrics to evoke lightness at evening parties but also during the day at the office. Going against the trend of using super-light silks and voiles, Marques Almeida creates puffed sleeves with a fabric that is not very malleable: denim. The shoulders of the classic denim jacket are raised and the cuffs of Renaissance-style dresses crafted from washed-out denim are ruched. AZ Factory puffs up the volumes of the brand's tulip skirts crafted from recycled polyester for a balloon effect of bright colours, to be worn with sneakers and tights in blazing, contrasting colours. The gowns by Cecilie Bahnsen are halfway between medieval and avant-garde, a modern twist on an empire style, with a cut-out bustier and circular openings on the shoulders, to be worn with loafers and stockings.

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Christopher Kane Cupcake satin and lace mini dress
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Richard Quinn pleated floral silk and tulle mini dress
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Cecilie Bahnsen Green Janessa Mini Dress
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Shrimps Off-White Doria Blouse
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Shushu/Tong Black Puff Skirt
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Alexander McQueen Pink Balloon Sleeve Dress
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Dawn top
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Umanity Organdy Off-the-shoulder Top
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Postcard Printed Linen & Silk Mini Dress
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Pinstriped Cotton Poplin Crop Top
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Duchesse & Lace Mini Dress
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Embellished Ruched Mini Dress
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Pinstripe Silk Poplin Peplum Mini Dress
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Balloon Sleeve Denim Cropped Top
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Rhythmic Ruffle Linen & Silk Top
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Sireny Draped Cotton Mini Dress
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Optical Polyfaille Shirt Dress
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Jeorge Bustier Fil Coupé Midi Dress
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Janessa Puff Sleeve Matalassé Mini Dress
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Joel Cotton Midi Dress W/ Tulip Skirt
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Chantilly Lace Dress
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Surya Puff Sleeve Lycra Top
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Silk Tulle Turtleneck Shirt
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Delilah floral cotton-blend voile top
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Lynette tank midi dress
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Bridal Noon midi dress
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Miu Miu - Women\'s Bow-Detailed Ruffled Floral Silk Midi Dress - Floral - Moda Operandi
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Miu Miu puff-sleeve denim shirt - Neutrals
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KHAITE puff-sleeve peplum blouse - Neutrals
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Oscar de la Renta puff-sleeve blouse - White
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ZIMMERMANN Tempo puff-sleeve dress - Yellow
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Cecilie Bahnsen Jeanne puff-sleeve oversized dress - Black
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ROTATE Noon puff-sleeve velvet-effect dress - Black
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FRAME puff-sleeve denim blouse - Blue
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The Attico puff-sleeved backless blouse - Black
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Carolina Herrera denim V-neck blouse - Blue
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Bottega Veneta puff-sleeves jumper - Green
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ROTATE Birger Christensen snakeskin dress - Yellow
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Oscar de la Renta gathered puff-sleeve blouse - Pink
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Levi\'s Zuma puff-sleeve denim shirt - Blue
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Patou gathered puffball skirt - Black
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Simone Rocha puff-sleeve cloqué blouse - Pink
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Cecilie Bahnsen Tilde puff-sleeved dress - White
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KHAITE Shivani strapless dress - Neutrals
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KHAITE Lynette drop waist dress - Black
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Marques\'Almeida balloon-sleeve dress - Black
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Simone Rocha rose-detail mid-length dress - Black
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Oscar de la Renta strapless puffball minidress - Pink
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Cecilie Bahnsen Eero fil-coupé mini dress - Grey
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Alexander McQueen puffball midi skirt - Pink
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Simone Rocha tulip-sleeve dress - Neutrals
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Alessandra Rich balloon-sleeve top - Black
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Dolce & Gabbana puff-sleeve cropped blazer - Black
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AZ FACTORY MyBody puff sleeve dress - Black
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Dolce & Gabbana puff-sleeve wrap-front mini dress - Green
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Marques\'Almeida balloon-sleeve minidress - Blue
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Alexander McQueen asymmetric ruffled skirt - Yellow
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Alexander McQueen balloon-sleeved flared dress - Yellow
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RED Valentino puff-sleeved A-line dress - Pink
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Comme Des Garçons puffball tulle-detail midi skirt - Black
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Comme Des Garçons graphic-print midi dress - Black
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Charo Ruiz Ibiza Melissa lace mini dress - Black
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Carolina Herrera puff-sleeve V-neck dress - Red
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Alice+Olivia Arnelle short-sleeve bodice blouse - Multicolour
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Maison Margiela puffball lace-layered dress - Black
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Alessandra Rich puff-sleeve mini dress - Black
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Cecilie Bahnsen tassel-embellished full skirt - Grey
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alessandro enriquez landscape-print flared full skirt - Blue
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Comme Des Garçons Girl gingham puffball skirt - Red
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Jonathan Simkhai Soo puff-sleeve mini dress - Blue
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MSGM puff-sleeved gingham crop top - Green
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Alessandra Rich pinstriped balloon-sleeve crop top - Pink
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Ulla Johnson Vivienne poplin shirt dress - Blue
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Stella McCartney drawstring-detail belted dress - Yellow
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ANOUKI puff-sleeves A-line dress - Pink
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KHAITE Katie ruched minidress - White
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Self-Portrait floral-print mini dress - Blue
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Faithfull the Brand tie-fastening linen blouse - Neutrals
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AZ FACTORY MyBody puff-sleeve dress - Red
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AZ FACTORY Switchwear Duchesse balloon skirt - Red
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Issey Miyake Manta pleated cocoon midi dress - Neutrals
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Elisabetta Franchi charm-embellished mini dress - Purple
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Kika Vargas Leana puff-sleeve midi dress - White
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yuhan wang floral-print puff-sleeve cropped blouse - White
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ROTATE Dusk puff-sleeve minidress - Black