One of the key trends on the Spring/Summer 2016 catwalks was ruffles. But these ruffles were not just any ruffles – these were DRAMATIC ruffles and some were anything but girlie!
Proenza Schouler gave us sculptural ruffles. Oscar de la Renta gave us Spanish influenced ruffles and Jason Wu’s collection was fiercely feminine. However, Mary Katrantzou’s offering was the prettiest of them all!
So, whether they are framing the face or snaking around your legs, archictural ruffles will be providing a very dramatic look this season.
How to wear this season’s ruffles
Well, the answer is simple. Keep everything else minimal and let your ruffles do the talking. A sleek, slicked back pony tail is bang on trend this season and, by coincidence, looks great with ruffles! No need to whack on the bling either. They will only confuse and distract the eye with those beautiful, undulating ruffles.
Make sure you keep the ruffles away from the parts of your body that are more full. So, for a balanced look, if you are pear or triangle shape, rock your ruffles up top and if you are blessed with a large bosom, wear them on your bottom half.
If you have a small bust, you can give the appearance of fullness in this area by having a horizontal line of ruffles from shoulder to shoulder.
If you are conscious that ruffles may add extra volume to your body, try a ruffled sleeve. Or how about a fab ruffled shoe?
If you are petite, be careful of large ruffles as they may overpower your frame (unless you have a Dramatic style personality of course!)
Here are some of my picks from the High Street
How will you be wearing ruffles this season?
Take a look at my Pinterest Board by clicking the link below for further inspo: