Would You Wear It: Puff Shoulders

Would You Wear It: Puff Shoulders

Happy Saturday ladies and welcome to the weekend. There are only 10 more days until Christmas! Whew – that snuck up on me. Our ornaments and lights have still not been found so I may string popcorn and call it done. I’m nowhere near ready, are you?

It’s time for would you wear it with my friend Pam Lutrell from Over 50 Feeling 40. Each Saturday we share a mannequin we have seen and ask if you would wear what she’s wearing. Please explain why or why not as it relates to your body shape and lifestyle so we better understand your fashion choices.pink blouse from Nordstrom on A Well Styled Life

So tell me ladies – would you wear this look in part or together and why or why not.

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Now let’s pop over and see what Pam’s mannequin is wearing here

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  1. Lillypie
    December 16, 2018 / 9:39 am

    There seems to be a disconnect between the “I’m going to a party” blouse and the “I’m going to work” pants. I wouldn’t wear the blouse because that’s not a good color on me and the last thing my broad shoulders need are fluffy puffed sleeves. The pants don’t fit into into my casual lifestyle.

  2. Barbara Thompson
    December 16, 2018 / 7:14 am

    Just not my style! The fru-fru of the blouse is too out there for me. I am generally not interested in statement blouses, but I don’t think that color would flatter me. I would never wear the two pieces together, but think plain black is a better choice with that blouse. Definitely a no.

  3. Kay
    December 15, 2018 / 9:16 pm

    Color and print are nice, but I look silly in puffy sleeves since my shoulders are square. I’m not a fan of that blouse with those pants. They seem too structured for that blouse.

  4. December 15, 2018 / 6:14 pm

    I have two gifts left to wrap & then I’m ready for Christmas! I did a lot in advance this year because I had a cancer treatment at the end of November and wasn’t sure how that would leave me feeling. As it turns out, I bounced back very quickly. The only problem is that being ready so far in advance, I keep thinking that I must have forgotten to do something really important! lol

    I wouldn’t wear that blouse as I don’t think the puffy shoulders would be flattering on me. I’m not huge in the shoulders, but big enough without adding anything more. Also, I don’t care for a flared crop pant.

  5. Bonna Nichols
    December 15, 2018 / 5:57 pm

    My Home Ec teacher Mrs. Haver would give me a big fat F if I had left those big puffy shoulders! LOL! I remember using so many pins to keep from have any “puff’s” in the shoulder seams. Love the color but I would leave this one on the hanger!

  6. Diana
    December 15, 2018 / 3:14 pm

    This combo is a no for me. 1) I don’t add visually to my shoulders and chest area, already too large in the bust department, so I look for ways to minimize the look of weight there. 2) Crop pants don’t look appealing on me.

  7. Lily
    December 15, 2018 / 12:18 pm

    I would walk right past this. Don’t like brights. Don’t like gimmicky sleeves (too limiting with layering). If I was dressing the mannequin I would use basic black pants. The blouse looks dressy, the pants office-y.

  8. Mary
    December 15, 2018 / 11:26 am

    Absolutely! It’s cute and fresh with a nod to a classic traditional style. I think it would be a perfect casual Friday office outfit!

  9. Becky
    December 15, 2018 / 11:17 am

    I wouldn’t wear this outfit. I like the color of blouse but not the print. I think the puffy shoulders with tighter arms would not flatter me at all. I like the pattern of the pants but not the length. I have short legs, & this length is not flattering on me.

  10. December 15, 2018 / 8:56 am

    The blouse I would not wear as I have broad shoulders. The colour is very festive though. The pants would look better if they were longer.
    They look as if they (had a fight with the shoes).

    • December 15, 2018 / 8:18 pm

      Thanks for sharing why Mollie

  11. Sharon
    December 15, 2018 / 8:47 am


  12. Anon
    December 15, 2018 / 8:15 am

    I would wear this top with black pants. I wouldn’t tuck it in. I have a pear shape, so interest and volume up top work for me. The colors are perfect for my complexion.

  13. Susan
    December 15, 2018 / 8:13 am

    I like the outfit-just not on me. It could be styled with boots and look pretty good on someone with a few less miles than I!

  14. December 15, 2018 / 8:04 am

    I LOVE THIS SERIES!! Can I shout this loud enough NO!!!!! I have big shoulders so I would never wear puff sleeves. I am not a bow, ruffle, or puff shoulder type. I am sure they are lovely on some but they are not for me.

  15. Rosemary Brock
    December 15, 2018 / 7:45 am

    I really like this outfit. Might like the pants to be longer. But on me they probably would be!

  16. Glenda
    December 15, 2018 / 7:31 am

    I wôuld, but my menopausal waistline doesn’t allow for much tucking in of shirts. ????

  17. Amanda
    December 15, 2018 / 7:10 am

    I bet most of us are at an age where we have seen fashion trends come and go. This one is a re-run maybe 3 X’s since childhood (even when Talbots was a catalogue only). I might include one item in my wardrobe with a puff sleeve if I could get a lot of wear out of it to make it worth the time it will be in FASHION. It too will have an end date. Not a classic, but who knows, maybe.

  18. Lori Stewart
    December 15, 2018 / 6:39 am

    I love the slacks, but I would have to see the blouse on me to give it a yes or no. I don’t like how it looks on the mannequin. I love the main color on the blouse, but the print has me hesitating.

  19. BeeeBeee
    December 15, 2018 / 6:28 am

    The ensemble might be nice on someone else. I don’t mind the puffed sleeves since I have narrow shoulders . I’m not sure I can wear that shade of pink, though. Also, it looks as though it might have a hidden placard, though so I probably wouldn’t be able to wear it. Buttoned tops don’t work with my large bust and relatively narrow shoulders.

    I wouldn’t pair it with those pants either because I don’t care for the contrast level nor the length. I wish women had as many fit options in pants as men do!!! As I’ve gotten older, my hip measurement has become about 2 inches less than standard sizing allows for my waist to hip proportion so pants now always sag. I know this phenomenon is common in post-menopausal women and I wish there was a standard sizing option to accommodate this natural widespread occurrence. I’m probably going to have some maxi skirts made for me and may phase out all non-legging pants and even minimize legging which fit only somewhat better.

    • December 15, 2018 / 8:16 pm

      Thanks for sharing your styling ideas

  20. Jean
    December 15, 2018 / 6:01 am

    I actually like the blouse – the color, the print, and the neckline. I almost always wear a thin cardigan so the puffy shoulders might or might not work.

  21. Carolyn Robinson
    December 15, 2018 / 5:55 am

    Love the color/pattern of the blouse. Would definitely try it on. Do not care for the crop pants.

  22. Cyndi
    December 15, 2018 / 5:40 am

    I’m loving that blouse which I think would look good on my narrow shoulder – I’m a pyramid (or a pear) and I like the color, the print, and the neckline. In general, I like the half tuck look but not sure it’s working with this style blouse? I’d probably pair it with black pants. While I like the color of the pants, I’m not fond of that length especially with the width at the bottom of this pair.

  23. Linda
    December 15, 2018 / 5:30 am

    I would not wear this. I do not like the top (puffy sleeves, color, or print) nor the pants (too short).

  24. Susan
    December 15, 2018 / 5:24 am

    I love the pants,so tired my skinny’s on everyone.I have not tucked my shirt in the pants in a long time,not sure I should!

  25. Mary
    December 15, 2018 / 5:20 am

    No. I don’t like the sleeves at all. I’m hoping we stop the statement sleeves soon. I see lots of crazy sleeves on the clearance racks. Not for me. I would wear the pants if they were regular length. I like the print.

  26. annie vanderven
    December 15, 2018 / 5:14 am

    Love the blouse, puff sleeves help with the slopping shoulders you get as you get older. The pants are a no, no when like me you are 5ft3

  27. December 15, 2018 / 5:02 am

    No, sorry. I would not wear the blouse because I have broad shoulders and I think the puff would just accentuate them. The pants are too short and I do not like the pattern have a merry Christmas

  28. Kim
    December 15, 2018 / 5:02 am

    I would not wear any of this. Been there, done that with the puffy sleeves in the 80’s. I have broad shoulders so I don’t need to emphasize them. I hate the too-short pants trend! My preferred inseam is 32″ and I just look utterly ridiculous in cropped or ankle length pants.

    • December 15, 2018 / 7:49 pm

      It would be tough on broad shoulders

  29. Sandy Dugger
    December 15, 2018 / 5:01 am

    I agree with all the above comments that love the blouse, but not the pants. I would wear the blouse, but would pair with something black and slim leg pants. I am pretty short at just over 5′ tall and slender, and don’t like to wear something that will make me look even shorter. But, love the blouse and the color. Would go great with my white hair….

  30. Leslie Brodbeck
    December 15, 2018 / 4:56 am

    Almost ready for Christmas. Just a few things left to do. I really like this entire outfit. I don’t usually tuck things in because I like to hide a little tummy but I would try it in this case. I love everything about it, the blouse, the pants and I do like pants that length.

  31. C
    December 15, 2018 / 4:50 am

    I like the color & pattern of the blouse, and I think the puffy shoulders would look fine on me. I think the pants compete with the blouse & would look better in a solid color. They’re also way too short for me.

  32. beth byrd
    December 15, 2018 / 4:24 am

    I like the blouse very much. It’s such a pretty color. I have to agree with Kathy above … I do not care for that short length of pants. I don’t think it is a flattering length for many women.

  33. Kathy
    December 15, 2018 / 4:19 am

    Yes, I like this blouse and the puffy shoulders make it a statement piece. Hate the pants; when will we get back to regular lengths again!

  34. Sondra
    December 15, 2018 / 4:14 am

    Love the blouse and the puffy shoulder’s would work for me because I have narrow shoulders. Because I’m only 5’3” or less, not sure how it would look. I think I would like it better with black….very narrow ankle pants or skinny velvet jeans.

    • December 15, 2018 / 7:46 pm

      Thanks for sharing your styling ideas

  35. Linda
    December 15, 2018 / 4:07 am

    The blouse is great but I would prefer longer, straight legged pants. I think the blouse is a statement on its own and the pants should not compete with that.

  36. December 15, 2018 / 4:07 am

    I am on big time crunch…so much to do, so little time. I have a huge crowd beginning to show next week! I am not a fan of this look. It seems disjointed to me…patterns don’t go well, the purple color is just not right (I prefer a more saturated purple), and the pants are really short. I would not wear it or try it on. It just doesn’t fit my style adjectives. But I am sure would look lovely on just the right person. Thanks so much!

    • December 15, 2018 / 7:45 pm

      You and I are in the same boat

  37. December 15, 2018 / 3:42 am

    Hi Jennifer. I’m about halfway ready fir Christmas. No cookies baked, no wrapping done and about 5 to 6 gifts still to purchase.
    Good luck with locating decorations or with stringing popcorn……????
    On thus outfit, I really like it. I think it would be nice for a dinner out with friends, a holiday afternoon party, open house, better than my usual jeans or leggings. I like this blouse color, the trouser would be nice on my body I believe (would have to try them on)! All in all, like it!

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