The Puff Sleeve Dress Is This Winter’s Response To The Nap Dress

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With warm weather firmly behind us, this summer's most viral trend, The Nap Dress — a nightgown-like, flowy dress designed by Hill House Home — is being put to, well, bed until next season. (For those who refuse to let go of the style, the brand just released its holiday collection which includes a tartan version of the hit dress.) Here to replace the silhouette is the more cold-weather-appropriate puff sleeve dress.
A dress trend that was also popular in the summer, this season's poofy silhouettes feature longer sleeves and hemlines, and come in winter-approved colors, patterns, and materials. With the latter in mind, Ganni's leather shirt dress (pictured here) — a 2019 celeb- and influencer-favorite — continues to trend this winter. In October, fashion shopping platform Lyst released a report that showed the Danish brand's balloon sleeve dress landing at No. 7 on the Hottest Women's Product list. (No surprise, the AOC-approved Telfar shopping bag came at No.1.) Plus, with leather being a popular trend every winter, and loose silhouettes a go-to since the pandemic began, the style is only bound to grow in popularity. Especially now that it's available in all price points (Ganni's version rings in at around $700).
Ahead, 14 puff-sleeve dresses, with styles ranging from leather to plaid, that will replace your fashion nightgowns. That is, until warm weather returns.
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