PHOTOS| From William Shakespeare to Sara Ali Khan: The evolution of ruffle in fashion

UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2019 04:38 PM IST
Ruffles are having a moment in Tinseltown nowadays. Take a look at Deepika and Sara rock the style with aplomb in flowy tulle dresses, cutesy ruffle dresses and more. (iNSTAGRAM)
Did you know that historically, ruffles were unisex? The first recorded history of ruffles goes back to 16th Century Spain when soldiers in the battlefield wore layered clothing with slashed sleeve ends to reveal the clothing underneath. Garment makers would then see these together with strings which when pulled together would give an interesting ruffled appearance. The Bard of Avon, William Shakespeare and Queen Elizabeth I are also known to have worn ruffled clothing. (iNSTAGRAM)
Marc Jacobs closed New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2020 recently and we saw a plethora of ruffled gowns, feather-work incorporated in the various styles that made an appearance at this season’s fashion week that sets the other global fashion weeks in motion. (iNSTAGRAM)
Creations are displayed during an exhibition by designer Giambattista Valli as part of his Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2019/20 collection presentation in Paris. (reuters)
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas twin in white as they arrive for the screening of the film “The Best Years of a Life (Les Plus Belles Annees D’Une Vie)” at the 72nd edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes. (AP)
Deepika Padukone rocked a lime green tulle dress on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet this year with a head wrap in shell pink. (iNSTAGRAM)
Speaking of ruffles making their way to India, fashion designer Giambattista Valli has brought his signature DNA known best to have been sported by the “Valli girls” namely Rihanna, Kendall Jenner and others. (iNSTAGRAM)
More recently, Deepika was seen at the MAMI film festival in Mumbai in a flared tulle dress in baby pink that had a sexy black bodice. (iNSTAGRAM)

Ruffles are having a moment in Tinseltown nowadays. Take a look at Deepika and Sara rock the style with aplomb in flowy tulle dresses, cutesy ruffle dresses and more. (iNSTAGRAM)

Did you know that historically, ruffles were unisex? The first recorded history of ruffles goes back to 16th Century Spain when soldiers in the battlefield wore layered clothing with slashed sleeve ends to reveal the clothing underneath. Garment makers would then see these together with strings which when pulled together would give an interesting ruffled appearance. The Bard of Avon, William Shakespeare and Queen Elizabeth I are also known to have worn ruffled clothing. (iNSTAGRAM)

Marc Jacobs closed New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2020 recently and we saw a plethora of ruffled gowns, feather-work incorporated in the various styles that made an appearance at this season’s fashion week that sets the other global fashion weeks in motion. (iNSTAGRAM)

Creations are displayed during an exhibition by designer Giambattista Valli as part of his Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2019/20 collection presentation in Paris. (reuters)

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas twin in white as they arrive for the screening of the film “The Best Years of a Life (Les Plus Belles Annees D’Une Vie)” at the 72nd edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes. (AP)

Deepika Padukone rocked a lime green tulle dress on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet this year with a head wrap in shell pink. (iNSTAGRAM)

Speaking of ruffles making their way to India, fashion designer Giambattista Valli has brought his signature DNA known best to have been sported by the “Valli girls” namely Rihanna, Kendall Jenner and others. (iNSTAGRAM)

More recently, Deepika was seen at the MAMI film festival in Mumbai in a flared tulle dress in baby pink that had a sexy black bodice. (iNSTAGRAM)

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As 2019 readies for a close soon, we realise that it might just be known as the year ruffles are having a moment. From tiered gowns, cutesy dresses, interesting sleeves and collars, ruffles have been seen on a plethora of celebrities at international film festivals, fashion weeks and celebrity spotting.

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