20 Best Puff Sleeve Mini Dresses For Summer!

Style expert, journalist and fashion blogger Candie Anderson of candieanderson.com has the scoop on 20 of the best puff sleeve mini dresses in a variety of styles, colors and prints! They're ideal for wedding guests, backyard barbecues, brunch, summer vacations, running errands and more! She also shared tips on how you can dress them up or down!

 

 

Summer is upon us here in Northern California! It was officially 100 degrees yesterday, with next week set to be just as warm. One thing is for sure, when the weather hits 85 degrees and above, you can find me living in my favorite lightweight casual dresses. I recently purchased two puff sleeve mini dresses, which I’ve worn a few times already this season!

It’s no secret that puff sleeves have been everything in the world of fashion over the last few years. This summer the statement sleeves are getting bigger, bolder, and making more of a statement! I’m obsessed with puff sleeve cut-out dresses which are not only trendy but will keep you cool on a hot summer’s day. 

Puff sleeve mini dresses come in a wide array of styles, colors, prints, and price ranges! They can be dressed up or down, and worn to a variety of events and special occasions. Some are even perfect for wedding guests!

If you’re searching for the perfect casual dress for summer, you’re in luck! Today, I’m excited to share 20 of the best puff sleeve mini dresses you’ll love in every style, trend, and price range. 

 

Blue Puff Sleeve Mini Dresses

My love is strong for Ted Baker London dresses. They are classy, chic, well made, and at great price points! I can’t get enough of this beautiful textured Ted Baker London Puff Sleeve Dress. It is available in midnight blue and in white. This dress is perfect for a bridal shower, baby shower, graduation, or a wedding guest. It will look amazing with heeled sandals, pumps, or mules.

Ted Baker London Puff Sleeve Dress Midnight Blue best puff sleeve mini dresses
Ted Baker London Puff Sleeve Dress Midnight Blue

 

 

 

Nothing says summer in my opinion quite like beautiful dresses with eyelet detailing! This cute Free People Apricot Rose Puff Sleeve Eyelet Dress is a must! It is available in white or blue AKA “living indigo”. Both colors are perfect for a Sunday morning trip to the farmers market, brunch with friends, a backyard barbecue, and more!

Apricot Rose Puff Sleeve Eyelet Dress Living Indigo Blue puff sleeve mini dresses
Apricot Rose Puff Sleeve Eyelet Dress Color: Living Indigo

 

 

Black Mini Dresses In A Variety Of Styles

I recently featured the best smocked mini dresses and this fab Topshop Smocked Modal Mini Dress with eyelet detailing definitely made the cut. I bought it a month or so ago and have already worn it a few times! This dress is so comfortable, is lined, and is perfect for any event. It will look great with your favorite pair of dressy slide sandals, heeled sandals, or mules. This dress will also look great with cowboy boots! The best part is it is only $65 with free shipping!

Topshop Smocked Modal Mini Dress Black best puff sleeve mini dresses
Topshop Smocked Modal Mini Dress Black

 

 

 

I’m officially obsessed with this gorgeous French Connection Rhodes Cotton Poplin Dress! It incorporates so many trends for summer including puff sleeves, cutout detailing, mini length, and the fact that it has pockets. This gorgeous dress has phenomenal reviews and comes in three colors: white, black, and pink. I need them all!

French Connection Rhodes Cotton Poplin Dress Black puff sleeve mini dresses
French Connection Rhodes Cotton Poplin Dress Black

 

 

 

This stunning 1.State Puff Sleeve Cotton Poplin Minidress in the color “rich black” is perfection! It is ideal for juniors and women of all ages. This dress is perfect for brunch, a lunch date with friends, date night, a birthday party, or a casual event! The best part is it is only $75 with free shipping.

1.State Puff Sleeve Cotton Poplin Minidress Rich Black best puff sleeve mini dresses
1.State Puff Sleeve Cotton Poplin Minidress Rich Black

 

 

White Puff Sleeve Mini Dresses

White dresses are a must for summer, and not just for the bride-to-be! I love wearing casual white dresses in the summer with wedges, sneakers, and slides! This trendy Endless Rose Lace Trim Puff Sleeve Minidress can be worn to a friend’s graduation (or your own), a baptism, brunch, or a country concert with boots!

Endless Rose Lace Trim Puff Sleeve Minidress White best puff sleeve mini dresses
Endless Rose Lace Trim Puff Sleeve Minidress White

 

 

 

It doesn’t get any better than this lovely Endless Rose Puff Sleeve Lace Minidress in white! I love the charming lace detailing and the fact that it’s fully lined. This beautiful lightweight lace dress is ideal for this summer and for seasons to come!

Endless Rose Puff Sleeve Lace Minidress White best puff sleeve mini dresses
Endless Rose Puff Sleeve Lace Minidress White

 

 

 

This chic tiered eyelet ASTR the Label Roseville Dress is perfect for summer and will be a staple for years to come. I love how they paired this dress with strappy heel sandals! It will also look amazing with your favorite flats, espadrille wedges, and more!

ASTR the Label Roseville Dress White best puff sleeve eyelet mini dresses
ASTR the Label Roseville Dress White

 

 

 

Shoshanna dresses are sophisticated, elegant, and timeless. This lovely ladylike SHOSHANNA Lula Puff-Sleeve Flounce Dress in ivory is ideal for every woman, especially the bride-to-be at her bridal luncheon, bridal shower, or engagement dinner.

SHOSHANNA Lula Puff-Sleeve Flounce Dress Ivory best puff sleeve mini dresses
SHOSHANNA Lula Puff-Sleeve Flounce Dress Ivory

 

 

 

I’m obsessed with this casual English Factory Mix Media Puff Sleeve Minidress in white, especially the back cutout detailing! It is the perfect dress for a daytime event, a summer vacation, or a casual outing for the bride-to-be! This cute dress will look amazing with wedges, your favorite white sneakers, or a pair of slide sandals!

English Factory Mix Media Puff Sleeve Minidress White best puff sleeve mini dresses
English Factory Mix Media Puff Sleeve Minidress White

 

 

 

Like many of you, I absolutely adore LoveShackFancy’s gorgeous and extremely popular dresses! This stunning LoveShackFancy Jaislyn Dress with lace and embroidery is one that can be dressed down with sneakers or dressed up with heels or wedges! It is ideal for spring and summer and will look great with a leather or suede jacket and boots come fall as well.

LoveShackFancy Jaislyn Dress True White Lace Embroidery Puff Sleeve Mini Dresses
LoveShackFancy Jaislyn Dress Color: True White

 

 

 

Dresses with bows gained popularity during the holidays and are a must for summer as well! This bestselling More To Come Amora Bow Mini Dress in white is only $78 with free shipping and is sure to garner compliments every time you wear it!

More To Come Amora Bow Mini Dress White best puff sleeve mini dresses
More To Come Amora Bow Mini Dress White

 

 

 

Trendy Puff Sleeve Mini Dresses With Cutout Detailing

There are two popular fashion trends that are taking the world by storm this summer and that’s puff sleeves and cutout detailing! This fun English Factory Cutout Puff Sleeve Cotton Minidress in the color “Fuschia” is ideal for a summer vacation, a night out with the girls, a bachelorette party, and more. It’ll look great paired with a chic straw bag, a quilted handbag, and neutral heeled sandals or wedges.

English Factory Cutout Puff Sleeve Cotton Minidress Fuchsia best summer puff sleeve mini dresses
English Factory Cutout Puff Sleeve Cotton Minidress Fuchsia

 

 

 

Floral Print Puff Sleeve Mini Dresses

Give me all the floral print puff sleeve mini dresses and I’m a happy girl! This fab Row A Emma Smocked Puff Sleeve Tiered Hem Dress in white with dainty florals is perfection. It is ideal for a summer graduation, brunch with the family, a bridal shower, or a garden party with friends! It is lined and extremely affordable at just $36 with free shipping.

Row A Emma Smocked Puff Sleeve Tiered Hem Dress White Multi best floral print puff sleeve mini dresses
Row A Emma Smocked Puff Sleeve Tiered Hem Dress White Multi

 

 

 

The brand “Row A” has so many chic and affordable puff sleeve mini dresses for summer 2022! This pretty Row A Floral Smocked Puff Sleeve Minidress in black and white floral print is a must! I love the sweetheart neckline and the fact that it’s lined. This beautiful dress is only $36 with free shipping and will look great with sneakers, mules, heeled sandals, or boots!

Row A Floral Smocked Puff Sleeve Minidress Black White floral print puff sleeve mini dresses
Row A Floral Smocked Puff Sleeve Minidress Black White

 

 

 

If you’re searching for a classic puff sleeve dress that you’ll wear time and time again, look no further than this beautiful Yumi Kim Denise Dress in the print “Silkwood Sage.” It is ideal for church, brunch, or a friend’s wedding! You’ll also wear it for Easter and the Derby next year!

Yumi Kim Denise Dress Silkwood Sage best floral print puff sleeve mini dresses
Yumi Kim Denise Dress Color: Silkwood Sage

 

 

 

I can’t get enough of this elegant Willow Lucia Floral Convertible Puff Sleeve Cotton & Linen Minidress in the color sand. It can be worn on the shoulder or off shoulder! It’s ideal for date night, summer or fall wedding guest season, an anniversary party and that’s just the beginning. This beauty will look great paired with neutral heeled sandals or pumps.

Willow Lucia Floral Convertible Puff Sleeve Cotton & Linen Minidress Sand best puff sleeve dresses
Willow Lucia Floral Convertible Puff Sleeve Cotton & Linen Minidress Color: Sand

 

 

 

As soon as I spotted this BP Shirred Puff Sleeve Cotton Prairie Dress I knew I had to have it! This season cowboy boots are a hot fashion trend, and I can’t wait to pair it with my new boots! It will also look great with wedges, sneakers, or sandals. The best part is it comes in a few different colors and prints, and it’s only $39 with free shipping.

BP Shirred Puff Sleeve Cotton Prairie Dress Ivory Seventies Flatfloral best puff sleeve mini dresses
BP Shirred Puff Sleeve Cotton Prairie Dress Ivory Seventies Flatfloral Print

 

 

Gingham Puff Sleeve Mini Dresses

With cottagecore and “Bridgerton” as popular as ever and having such an impact in the world of fashion, now is a great time to invest in gingham! This fun pink and white BP. Shirred Gingham Dress is lined and just $39 with free shipping. It is perfect for an afternoon in Charleston, the farmers market, a backyard barbecue, or brunch with your besties!

BP. Shirred Gingham Print Puff Sleeve Prairie Dress Pink Tulip Picnic Gingham best puff sleeve mini dresses
BP. Shirred Gingham Print Puff Sleeve Prairie Dress Color: Pink Tulip Picnic Gingham

 

 

 

Polka Dot Puff Sleeve Mini Dress You’ll Love

Polka dot dresses are a must for summer! This dreamy Row A Smocked Puff Sleeve Minidress in navy blue and white is the perfect dress for a variety of occasions! It’ll be ideal for a coastal trip to Nantucket to see hydrangeas, in the gallery at a golf tournament, a bridal shower, brunch, or backyard barbecue to name a few! The best part is this cute dress is only $36 with free shipping. Don’t miss out on this incredible dress at such a phenomenal price point!

Row A Smocked Puff Sleeve Minidress Navy White best puff sleeve mini dresses
Row A Smocked Puff Sleeve Minidress Navy White

 

 

 

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