#PrincessVibes: Margaret Qualley, Lupita Nyong'o, More Stars Slay Puff-Sleeve Gowns On The Red Carpet

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Mar. 6 2021, Updated 12:01 a.m. ET

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Puff sleeves started making a comeback a few years ago when the style was shown on the runways of Carolina Herrera, Christian Siriano, Gucci and Isabel Marant. Now, the charming, exaggerated detail has become a bonafide red carpet staple. 

From regal and structured to romantic and off-the-shoulder, voluminous sleeves add a dash of whimsy to any ensemble. The Rapunzel-approved style may be ultra feminine, and a bit storybook-sampled, but it can also look surprisingly modern when teamed with a sleeker silhouette. (Remember, it's all about proportions.)

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From Margaret Qualley in Giambattista Valli to Zendaya in Tommy Hilfiger, scroll through the gallery below to check out just a few of the stars who have created the perfect red carpet moment with princess-worthy, puff-sleeve gowns below.


Chloe Bennet

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At the 25th Critics Choice Awards, the Valley Girl actress looked like she was straight out of a fairytale wearing a Yanina Spring 2019 Couture blush silk-chiffon gown, with voluminous off-the-shoulder sleeves. 

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Kaitlyn Dever

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The Unbelievable actress arrived at the Golden Globe Awards wearing a vibrant patterned Valentino Haute Couture creation and Jennifer Meyer diamonds.

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Jodie Comer

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Also at the Globes, the Killing Eve actress killed it on the red carpet in an elegant Mary Katrantzou emerald green A-line gown with puff sleeves. A yellow feathery Jimmy Choo clutch, hot pink Nicholas Kirkwood sandals and Tiffany & Co jewels finished the look.

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Margaret Qualley

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Never one to disappoint, the Once Upon A Time In Hollywood actress wowed in an off-the-shouder, puff-sleeve dress by Giambattista Valli at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party. 

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Aubrey Plaza

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At the same event, the Ingrid Goes West actress owned the night in a cream-colored column Hellessy Spring 2020 gown paired with Jacob & Co. jewelry. 

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Mindy Kaling

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At the Independent Spirit Awards, The Mindy Project star looked fabulous in a floral Carolina Herrera Resort 2020 mermaid dress with fun puff-sleeves, styled with black pumps and a classic Roger Vivier clutch.

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Emily Hampshire

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For the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, the Schitt's Creek star ditched her character Stevie's signature tomboy style and donned this gorgeous, ultra girly J. Mendel tulle gown with short puff-sleeves, styled with Harry Kotlar stud earrings.

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Emilia Clarke

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The Games Of Thrones star put her own modern spin on the trend wearing a vibrant orange Rosie Assoulin Fall 2019 number with drop puff-sleeves.

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Lupita Nyong'o

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The Us actress turned heads in a dusty purple Giambattista Valli Fall 2016 Haute Couture gown at the NAACP Image Awards. Zameer Kassam jewels and Alexandre Birman sandals completed her look.

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In a true Cinderella moment, the Euphoria actress enchanted guests at the Met Gala: Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion wearing a striking blue Tommy Hilfiger gown with super-sized white puff sleeves. Only thing missing was a glass slipper. 


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