Nina Dobrev Stuns in the '80s Trend That Princess Diana Loved

Do you love this look?

By Alanah Joseph Aug 09, 2018 6:43 PMTags
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It's throwback Thursday and Nina Dobrev is taking us way, way back.

In honor of her press tour for Dog Days, the actress was spotted in New York City in a look we haven't seen in street style in quite some time: puff sleeves. Keeping it casual yet trendy, she wore a denim jumpsuit with wide legs and long sleeves that expanded at the shoulders, creating a circular shape. Then, she added tortoise sunglasses, white pumps and a red crossbody bag for stunning overall look.

Getting nostalgia? Would you recreate this look? If your answer is yes, you're in luck, because it's coming back in style.

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In fact, it's coming back with vengeance, popping up on runways all over the world. The Ralph & Russo Fall/Winter 2018 show during Paris Fashion Week, Cecile Banshen Spring/Summer 2019 show during Copenhagen Fashion Week, Marcel Ostertag Spring Summer 2019 show during Berlin Fashion Week (See: yellow dress to the left) and Agatha Ruiz de la Prada Spring/Summer 2019 show during Madrid Fashion Week all include puff sleeves in some shape or form.

The style adds a dramatic effect to any outfit that most would shy away from. However, the added shape to sleeved garments make these garments pop, whether in street style or the red carpet. Nina's denim look is a prime example.

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While we love the trend, it certainly isn't new. It's a style that reigned in the '80s. Cindy Crawford and Bethenny Frankel are just a couple of celebs that rocked the look. However, it was Princess Diana that elevated the trend into a royal-worthy style. 

Do you love the look? Are you ready to bring it back? Shop puff sleeve garments below!


American Eagle

Ae Puff Sleeve Crop Denim T-Shirt, Was $34.95, Now $17.47


Stella Engine Gray Organza Floral Puff Sleeve Top, Was $72, Now $36


Dark Wash Puff Short Sleeves Denim Shirt, Was $695.00, Now $312.99


Edwina dress, $840

Isabel Marant

Maya Puff-sleeved Top, Was $555, Now $222

Beyond Proper

Lace-up Tencel Puff-sleeve Top, Was $89, Now $49.50


Tierra Blouse, $577.85

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