Frills, ruffles, flounces take us right back to our childhood when we either used to hate that frilly, scratchy party dress or absolutely loved the net, bouncy, princess-y dress. Either ways, as age caught up with us, we cleared our wardrobes of anything that had ruffles to it. But to our greatest astonishment, this age long childlike fashion details have had an immense high-street fashion makeover and has come back to take its place as one of the most happening trends this year. So, it’s time to re-include this retro-inspired trend in your wardrobe, and here are a few ways in which you can do it!
Ruffles on the top
The key to rocking this trend like a pro is by making ruffles the focal point of the look and sticking to basics for the rest of the outfit. Ruffles incorporated into top wear can add volume to a small bust and in case you have a heavy bust then the best way is to go for ruffles along the sleeves or on the lower hem. You can pair an off shoulder top with ruffles on the front with a pencil skirt or a blouse with ruffles on the sleeves with a simple straight pair of pants. A delicate pair of heels will add to the right amount of elegance to the look and you are all set for a lunch date or a formal do!
One piece wonders
Clothing items like dresses, jumpsuits and playsuits look très chic with ruffled details. For those who have an hourglass body, a dress that has ruffles along the collar, sleeves or bottom hem work wonders, while others can go for a dress that has ruffles covering the portion of your body that needs a bit of volume and detail. Ruffles along the neckline or the sleeves add a glamorous touch to an otherwise regular playsuit and can be worn to evening occasions with peep-toe pumps & a classy clutch. Try on a pair of sexy, strappy stilettos to add the required amount of spice to a ruffled jumpsuit and you will surely turn heads at any party!
No more bottom blues
The amount of stylish ruffles being seen on the runways this season gives you enough reason to sport ruffled pants, skirts or shorts. if you have a broader hip, you should look for skirts or shorts with ruffles on the lower hem and if you desire to add volume to your hips then a tiered ruffled skirt or a trouser with a ruffled waistband will do the trick. Tucking a basic tank top or a fitted button down shirt into a mini skirt with a ruffled hem and finishing the look with a pair of ankle boots is going to take you through a day at the music festival in style! You can even flaunt shorts with ruffle details with a crop top & oversized sunglasses during your beach vacation – the number of likes on your Facebook pictures will surely shoot up sky-high!
Layer it with love
Layering with ruffles is yet another way of flaunting this trend. You can go for a ruffled tiered vest in a pastel hue with a white tee & denim cut-offs for a boho-chic look. You can also go for a ruffled front open, light-weight cropped tie up shrug with a skater dress for that girl next door vibe. Wearing a cotton camouflage printed button down shirt with frills on the sleeves with a plain tee inside, along with boyfriend jeans and white sneakers paint a sporty casual look effortlessly for a day out with the girls or even a movie outing with your favorite cousins.
Say it with accessories
Donning ruffle chic through your accessories is an effective way of incorporating this cool trend into the outfit without drawing attention to any part of the body. You can go for a pair of suede or leather ankle boots with ruffle trim along the top and pair it with a pencil skirt and a peasant blouse for instant classic vibes. Ruffled scarfs are quite effective in adding a burst of color to an otherwise plain ensemble. Pair them up with a basic t-shirt and ripped denims and you are good to go. You can also carry a ruffled sling with a mono color fit and flare dress to elevate the outfit in a jiffy! Stock up on these ruffled accessories this season and amp up your style quotient just like that!