The idea the oversized-puff sleeves in the renaissance period was taken to the full extreme over a period of a few years in the Edwardian era from about 1890 to 1899 and then it discarded quick and got forgotten.
It’s popularity re-emerged of the early 1890s and once again in the 1930s as a response to the decade’s prior’s focus on shapeless silhouettes and androgynous styles.
Puffy shoulders always indicated a social stress on femininity and domesticity and many women felt that they had lost their mystique in the ’20s and sought to cover up and soften their look, creating curves and shapes through their tailoring.
Moving on a few decades later as i evolve through my design business, I have re-invented the puff sleeve in all that puff and all those layers emphasising the shoulder and bringing out that slimming effect, with a little peep-back element to showcase the back.
“If anything defines the 1890s it would be Anne and Marilla’s conversation. Ridiculous over sensible. Excess over budget. Dreams over reality……..”
Puff-it-up and step in style in this ‘Liz Ogumbo’ puff-sleeve knee-length leather-dress.
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