Ruffles are back in vogue: Here’s how to introduce the style to Indian wear
Ruffles are their own accessories. They need very little in terms of styling the look. Whether it’s the ruffle adorning a collar or the bold shoulder ruffle , this style element lifts up even the simplest of outfits. Even though they are a Western concept, many Indian designers are experimenting with the trend by fusing it with Indian clothes.
“Ruffles are one of the biggest trends right now, but the most important thing to remember is to keep it simple. They make a bold statement that go well with printed or textured garments, but not with embroideries,” says designer Nida Mahmood. “Bigger body types should stay away from ruffles as they add volume. Also, placement is very important,” she says.
“We have been ruffling away for two seasons, so I feel, sometimes trends take two seasons to be repeated for the third time to get everybody interested. Sometimes, they get lost. I guess ruffle is one such predictable trend. It looks pretty and elegant even if put on a plain garment. Ruffles suit all ages and there are subtle ways in which everyone can wear them,” says designer Rina Dhaka.
However, the trend can go both ways. If not done right, it can look unflattering. Only a few people can master it. They demand the right sense of aesthetic,” says designer Nikhil Thampi. “You really need to know the proportion of the ruffles and how to use them. There is a thin line between it looking gaudy and aesthetic. I think it’s an interesting take to Indian wear, and adds a bit of oomph to the sari,” he says.