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Tits oversized sleeve has moved from blouses to dresses. Huge puffed shoulders were seen on AJE’s puff-sleeve midi dress, (7, below), with a flowy tie-neck cashmere version at Mango (£ 79.99). Ruched sleeves, where the volume sits a bit lower on the arm, were seen on Kitri’s leopard-print dress (4, below), while ruffled bell sleeves were on display at Kemi Telford (5 , below). The oversized sleeve is what our wardrobes need to get into the holiday season: a little romance and a grand entrance.

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Batsheva Hay’s collaboration with Laura Ashley. Dress, £ 220, net-a-porter.com

To get the most out of your dress, avoid party-specific fabrics like sequins and satin. Just add a chunky gold chain, sparkly necklace, or chunky sparkly earrings to change it up for the holiday season. The good news is that Main Street has already taken center stage, from Zara’s Studio collection contrast print dress with cuffed sleeves (1, below) to the rich, cow’s blood velvet wrap style. Asos with striking embroidered purple flowers (£ 135). Chintz queen Batsheva Hay’s highly anticipated collaboration with Laura Ashley features wall-to-wall puff sleeves, with mini-me styles for the kids.

The retro nature of this style makes vintage stores a prime hunting ground. There are plenty of ’60s mini dresses and’ 70s maxi dresses with big sleeves to have, and if that all sounds a bit too much Austin Powers meets Abigail’s Party, a quick scroll from cudoni.com gave styles. recent ones from Stella McCartney and Christopher Kane under £ 100. The only difficulty comes when trying to get a thick fabric structured sleeve under a coat. Look for an opera / kimono style with wide sleeves to accommodate the extra fabric – or try a cape.

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1. Studio Collection, £ 109, zara.com

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2. Tie neck, £ 89, warehousefashion.com

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3. Multiple printing, £ 245, ganni.com

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4. Rosie Leopard, £ 145, kitristudio.com

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5. Ida steering wheel, £ 200, kemitelford.com

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6. Theresa dress, £ 46 – £ 117 for rent, Rotate Birger Christensen, hurrcollective.com

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7. Revitalize, £ 464, uk.ajeworld.com

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