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Olivia Wilde's Style Takes Puffy Sleeves To The Next Level


Style risks come in all shapes, sizes, and forms. Maybe you're attracted to bright colors and textured fabrics, or perhaps you prefer to experiment with vibrant prints and funky silhouettes. Olivia Wilde's style constantly serves as an inspiration for all things on-trend, and her most recent outfit formula is no different.

A quick look at Wilde's portfolio of red-carpet events reveals that the actor has a thing for puffy-sleeve dresses. While puffy sleeves may conjure up a not-so-stylish Seinfeld moment for some, Wilde continues to nail the trend in the chicest possible way. Whether it's a cape cut, a ruffled cuff, or a full-on balloon sleeve, Wilde has proven that puffy sleeves are back and they're here to stay. Ahead, The Zoe Report breaks down Wilde's best puffy-sleeve outfits, as well as the top products on the market to recreate the look yourself.

The Classic Puffy Sleeve

On Sept. 17, Wilde was photographed at the world premiere of the Audi E-tron in California wearing a cream-colored, puffy-sleeve dress from Kate Spade New York's Spring 2019 collection. She paired the dainty, textured midi dress with hammered gold hoops and layered necklaces. The actor wore her hair in a loosely pulled-back bun with a soft smoky eye.

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Love Of My Life Dress


Free People

These sleeves provide a touch of volume on their own, yet still look great layered under a wool coat or leather jacket. Add delicate, gold jewelry to compliment the feminine look.

Floral Lace Midi Dress



Ivory lace isn't exclusively for the sunnier months anymore — this dress is pretty much made for fall. Pair it with tall, brown boots and a matching clutch to dress for transitional weather in the chicest way possible.

The Cape-Sleeve Maxi

Wilde attended the premiere of her latest film, Life Itself, in Hollywood on Sept. 13. The full look was styled by celebrity stylist Karla Welch, who works with a handful of big names in the industry including Tracee Ellis Ross and Sarah Paulson. The pair chose a floor-length floral gown with draped sleeves. The dress, designed by Andrew GN, features intricate, butterfly embellishments and a high neck. Wilde wore a whimsical, magenta lipstick and styled her choppy bob in loose waves.

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Always and Forever Maxi Dress


Yumi Kim

There's just something about floral dresses that make them wearable for any event. Wear this loose-fitting maxi with simple nude heels and your favorite bright lip color.

Curve Floral Flutter Sleeve Pleated Maxi Dress



Pleats are back, people! The pleated hem and fluttery sleeves on this maxi would look magical gliding across a dance floor.

The Playful Floral

Wilde wore a sweetheart-cut dress to the press conference for Life Itself in Beverly Hills on Sept. 17. Wilde, again, collaborated with Welch to craft the look, which is designed by Tracy Feith.

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Gwenyth Dress



This wispy wrap dress is perfect for daytime and nighttime alike. Make it fall appropriate by pairing it with tall, brown boots and a shearling coat.

Floral Embroidered Midi Dress



These sleeves are made for someone who is still a little unsure of puffy silhouettes. Wear it with an oversized, suede jacket and white boots for the ultimate transitional-weather ensemble.