The Spring/Summer 2010 preview runways were full of ruffles and this season, designers really did outdo themselves with their range of romantic shapes and tiers that adorned everything… from dresses and skirts to blouses and light-weight coats. So these coming seasons, it seems we are all going to be embracing our inner femininity and girlie side. Cute floaty ruffle dresses in beautiful neutral shades will be really popular, and I can’t wait for the sun to come out now!
As you can see above, the ruffle dress is an amazing piece of clothing to have in your wardrobe for the lighter months. It just oozes elegance and chic, and doesn’t need dressing up much to produce a show stopping outfit. Buy yourself a bold coloured ruffle dress and be prepared for admiring glances all the way through spring nights out!
Anyone can do ruffles but remember with any embellishment trend, the KEY is MODERATION. Ruffles immediately add femininity and elegance to any outfit, but you have to be careful not to over-ruffle yourself (no one wants to look like a cake) and add too much volume to your body. If you’re smaller on top, wearing a ruffled top is a great way to add size and volume to your bust. Similarly if you are pear-shaped or have quite a large bust, the ruffle can actually work in your favour. The ruffle detailing works really well at concealing a troublesome mid-section or to minimise the bust while drawing more attention to your legs.
Also be careful not to over accessorise. As you can see in the images above, the ruffle dress is eye catching enough on its own and looks best when kept really simple and chic. Pair with some beautiful heels and a simple clutch and keep it really elegant. The ruffle detailing is like an accessory in itself, so just stick to simple accessories and stay away from necklaces as they take the emphasis away from a ruffled top.
Tis the season to be jolly!