The most happening trend this year is ruffles. Not the delicate, dainty frills which make you look like a little girl, but the more structured and flirtatious spring summer kind. A bunch of these supersized curves can really work that outfit and give you the runway makeover you’ve been looking for.
A feminine silhouette that has made a popular comeback, we suggest investing in at least one ruffled top this season; you’ll be surprised at how easily your outfit will go from boring to fun, says Sonakshi Gupta, fashion blogger and founder of www.runwaymartini.com
Fall’16 showcased quite a bit of the good fluff with top designers like Elie Saab, Miu Miu, and Gucci working the fashionable layers into their clothes.
If you’re having trouble figuring out how best to tailor the fashion for yourself, try any (or all) of these six looks:
1 Sleeve them
Cup sleeve, three quarter sleeve, full sleeve or no sleeve at all – no matter what the type, the ruffle adds drama and finesse to your top, making the simplest of outfit a game changer. When in doubt, go for that eye catching statement bright red skater skirt with a dramatic sleeved beige ruffle top. Along with black ankle strap heels, this look is perfect for the weekends, say Shreya Juneja, founder of www.shopviolla.com.
2 Give your tops a new hemline
Anything boring downplays your dress. Moving away from the architectural curve, flares give the edge of your top a flirty look. Sonakshi advises sporting this style for any occasion – from a casual brunch to a chic evening. Depending upon the kind, they add a girlish and comfortable look or add a sophisticated edge to your ensemble.
3 Victorian skirt
Change is constant and moving away from the same old skirt is a pro tip we suggest this season. Give your ruffle skirt a feminine look with basic tops. Pair it with simple pearls or crystal studs and cross strap peep toe pumps – an ideal monochromatic ensemble for a dinner date or party, suggests Shreya.
4 Oomph your pants
A day out with your girl gang could be the best time to sport your ruffle pants. They add a playful twist to your bottom wear and unveil the daring you. The new wardrobe essential can be worn almost anywhere and refurbish you into a bohemian fashionista.
5 Work those beauty bones
Given the craze around the flair, ruffle is doing a terrific job of moving the attention from your legs and accentuating your bone structure and shoulders. Sonakshi says the ruffle top is really a cute and fresh way to take on the trend. It is greatly versatile and can be paired with high-waist shorts, midi skirts, long maxi skirts, or a pair of distressed jeans along with a structured bag to ace the look.
6 Tousle your dress
Dresses enhance your curves and paired with ruffle, they add class and a tinge of Boho at the same time. Shreya of Shopviolla recommends you choose a structured peplum ruffle dress for the ultimate party look. Keeping it minimal on jewellery with a clutch/watch will add to the elegance.