How to wear ruffles

Date March 14, 2017

How to wear ruffles

Ruffles are all the rage. The floaty, feminine detail seems to have touched every runway and retailer in some way. What was once reserved for evening wear is now being paired with denim for weekend-worthy vibes. Gone are the days of ruffles being too fussy for Monday to Friday, these frills want more time in the spotlight and our Style Panel breaks down the best ways to work them into your wardrobe.

Scroll through for our Style Panel’s favourite ways to wear ruffles.

Challenge #179: How do you wear ruffles?

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Mikayla Kuehn, 20
Toronto | MakStyle.ca

“I am a lover of bold and feminine details – and ruffles are just that. This sweater with ruffled sleeves is the perfect statement added to a casual look with jeans and classic booties.”

Mikayla is wearing: Sweater, SheIn; Jeans, Levi’s; Boots, H&M; Bag, DAILYLOOK; Necklace, Cherrypick.

How to wear rufflesKira Paran, 29
Edmonton | Northern Style Exposure

“I’m all about ruffles on vacation. It’s an easy, breezy way to add something feminine and flirty to a look. I love how ruffles can be easily transitioned from day to night – I can wear this top with shorts for day and with skinny jeans and heels out for dinner at night.”

Kira is wearing: Top, Shopbop; Shorts, J.Crew; Sunglasses, Tom’s.

How to wear rufflesJameela Ghann, 25
Calgary | Jam and Tea

“I like to play up the femininity of ruffles. A long, flowing, multi-tiered ruffle dress is perfectly paired with a light pink choker and delicate bracelets to create an exaggerated feminine look.”

How to wear rufflesLaura Mitbrodt, 31
Victoria | Laura Jane Atelier

“The ruffle trend seems to be everywhere lately! I feel like there is no right or wrong way to wear ruffles, it all depends on what you are comfortable with. If I am wearing a statement top with exaggerated ruffles then I usually pair it with a simple skirt or some vintage Levi’s.”

Laura is wearing; Top, H&M; Skirt, Chic Wish.

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Liat Neuman, 39
Toronto | YomanChic

“The ruffle trend is here to stay and the bolder the better. My favourite way to style ruffles is by pairing them with basic pieces that will balance the out the voluminous statement. I’ve styled my look with sneakers for an unexpected contrast to the feminine frills.”

Liat is wearing; Top, Zara; Skirt and bag, French Connection; Bracelet, Topaz; Watch, Daniel Wellington; Sneakers, Zara.

They emerged quite a few seasons ago now and this summer there’s no sign of them disappearing – RUFFLES! Ruffled sleeves, one shouldered ruffles, ruffled skirts, off the shoulder ruffles…

We get it; it’s an appealing look

pretty, girly, summery. But how do you jump on the ruffle trend without looking like you’ve raided your 4 year old’s cupboard?

Here are some simple tips to ensure you’re ruffle ready this season.

SIZE

All ruffles add fabric, which means additional bulk. If you’re big busted, avoid a wide ruffle that sits on the bust and opt for a ruffled V-neck. However if you’re small busted, a ruffle over the bust is a great style for you.

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Equally narrow shoulders vs. broad shoulders. Narrow shoulders look great with an exaggerated ruffle worn either straight across the shoulders or one shouldered. The ruffle creates a little extra up top, helping to balance a narrow shoulder with a wider hip.

Above: Aere off shoulder blouse – broad shoulders look fabulous in off the shoulder

Above: Forcast Ruffle sleeve tee – the ideal way to make your shoulders look broader

If you’re big busted AND broad shouldered, our advice is to avoid wide ruffles altogether (sorry) Instead, look for vertical ruffles and soft fabrics that gently drape the body rather than add bulk. Or, choose a ruffle on the sleeve (like a bell sleeve below) instead of the bodice.

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Above: Witchery spot print midi dress – the soft nature of this fabric and the ruffle positioning is very flattering for bigger busts and broader shoulders.

DIRECTION

The diagonal ruffle suits every shape because it draws the eye up and down the body, this way and that way. One shouldered tops and dresses are generally more flattering than off the shoulder because they create a softer line.

Above: Commonry off shoulder ruffle top – a great top that can be worn horizontally or diagonally across the shoulders from Commonry in sizes 12-24

A ruffle positioned horizontally will draw the eye width-ways, so if you’re big busted your best option is a ruffle cut on the diagonal (i.e. one shoulder)

Above: Society Addict one shoulder blouse – this style is also great for some tummy coverage and providing shape to the upper body with the diagonal ruffles

POSITION

Most ruffles you’ll see are placed at the shoulder or upper arms, but you will also see ruffles placed on skirts and dresses. A vertical ruffle on a skirt is a very flattering option for curvy women, as is a ruffle running along the bottom of a skirt or dress. The key to any ruffle placement on the lower body, is not to have it sitting at your widest point.

Above: Pilgrim silky midi wrap dress – this one ticks all the boxes! Available in multiple colours and sizes 6-18.

So for example, if you’re very narrow in your hips, a horizontal ruffle placed on the hips can be a great way to create more curve. On the other hand if you want to compliment your curves without adding unnecessary width, a ruffled hem is an extremely flattering choice.

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Left: Seed layered skirt – a perfect style for those who want to balance wider hips and a smaller waist/upper body

PUTTING IT TOGETHER

To avoid looking like you’ve been shopping in the children’s department, here are some quick tips for how to team ruffles with existing pieces in the wardrobe:

  1. Denim – a simple pair of jeans worn with some ruffles up top is the perfect way to ‘pair down’ the fun and girliness.
  2. Up top or down below – choose one or the other
  3. Darker colours – when we think of girl’s clothes we often think of colours like pink, baby blue, lemon. For a more sophisticated look, opt for ruffles in colours like black, navy and beige.
  4. Patterns – a ruffle in a printed fabric can actually look less ruffle-y than a block colour because the pattern blends. So if you want your ruffles to be more subdued, choose a pattern.

Choosing whether or not to wear ruffles this season has nothing to do with age, shape or size. You can all wear them! As always, it’s more about choosing a ruffle that flatters your shape, that enhances your best bits and reflects your personal style.

Don’t go crazy spending too much money on the ruffle trend either. One or two key pieces to inject some fun into your summer wardrobe is really all you need, and there are plenty of affordable options available as per our suggestions.

When in doubt, put a ruffle on it.

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WRAP SKIRT: J.Crew (similar HERE, HERE and HERE) | TEE: J.Crew (one of my favorites as discussed here) | CLUTCH: Cult Gaia (sold out in black, love the tan version HERE and similar affordable option HERE) | SHOES: Loeffler Randall | SUNGLASSES: BP. | LIPS: Stila (Fiery)

While your conception of ruffles may be dominated by imagery of childhood nightgowns and/or tragic holiday dresses that your mother stuffed you into (just me?), the fresh, modern ways in which ruffles have resurfaced for the past several seasons have hopefully started to change your mind. Ruffles are one of the easiest ways to amp things up a notch and look like you’re trying, without actually trying (big win). Today, I’m rounding up some favorite ruffled pieces that I recently spotted at Nordstrom which can take you from casual Friday at the office to Saturday night dinner dates without skipping a beat.

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Whether you’re looking for a fun ruffled skirt like the option I’m wearing today or chic ruffled sandal that can make the simplest outfit look chic and put-together, check out all of my favorites below from Nordstrom!

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Now, ruffles are in full force this Summer! From decorating necklines, skirts and blouses I couldn’t help but fall in love with this trend!

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I’m wearing a soft and structured blouse from Shein (UNDER $30!) and a comfortable pair of boyfriend jeans. This look is easily one of my favorites—I’m obsessed of the ruffles! This blouse is also perfect for work-wear. In fact, I wore this look out with my assistant Allison as we were exploring neighboring towns to shoot in. The best part about this blouse is that it easily transitions between work and weekend as well.

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Ruffle blouses are so versatile, pair yours with midi skirts, or jeans and add either cute flates, or heels. How about you? How would you style ruffles? Be sure to comment below!

Shop my favorite ruffle blouses (including the one I am wearing) below:

As always, thanks much for stopping by & have a great Wednesday! See you back here on Friday!

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2) RUFFLES SOME SPOT ELSE – if you are not comfortable with ruffles over your chest, how about ruffles on the sleeves, like this one, or on the cuffs, like this one?? Both ruffles on the sleeve arms and the cuffs are a great alternative to doing ruffles on the upper half.

3) RUFFLE OFF-THE-SHOULDERS – talk me about this one, and I could go on and on about how much I love off-the-shoulder tops and dresses, and now off-the-shoulder sweaters in fall. Yes, you hear me right . : off-the-shoulder sweaters. When in the market for one, look for slimmer silhouettes, one-layer ruffle pieces. Avoid multi-layers of ruffle, they could add extra weight.

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4) COVER UP – another great way to have your ruffles and wear it too, is by covering up. When I say cover up, I mean add a blazer or a jacket. Wear your ruffles as you like it, simply throw on a structured, simple-lines blazer and all your chesty-action will go under covers.

5) RUFFLES ON THE BOTTOM – don’t be disheartened if nothing seems to be working so far. Try a ruffled skirt like this or this one. Choose a fully-ruffled skirt or one with ruffles at the hem, both will look great. Pair it with a simple top or a sweater and voila! I am loving the ruffle-tiered bottom more than anything. I am more comfortable wearing a ruffled-skirt than ruffled-tops. It is entirely my jam. Today’s outfit is a sure example of my love for ruffles.

How to wear Ruffle Tops. The frilly, flowy ruffle tops are experiencing as a top trend in the fashion industry. The fluted multi layers may take you to the age four, but this girlish childlike statement has achieved a top fashion make over from the last few years. Ruffles add the volume on all the right places. They are simply super feminine. If you are confused to figure out What to wear the ruffle top in myriad ways then scroll through the following ruffled top styles to wear and make your ruffle the focal point of your outfit.

We have presented the 15 best ways to wear the ruffle top like a pro.

What To Wear With A Ruffled Top

#15- Off The Shoulder Ruffles Style

Off the shoulder trend has been going lovely and strong and imagine with the voluminous ruffles, structured bottom, pulled back hair, it looks amazing and dramatic. Wear it for hang out, date night or vacation; it looks subtle, sexy and sophisticated at the same time.

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#14- WorkWear

You can make your work hours the center of attraction. Look fashionable and formal at the same time in office with your ruffle blouse. Pair it with black pants, tights or skirts and slay the work hours.

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#13- Ruffle Jumper and Shirt

For a simple and relax trend prefer a simple ruffle jumper with a colorful shirt that go in a perfect line between simplicity and decency.

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#12- All Black

Ruffle flair is the real crazy statement that does a terrific job with your bone structure. Ace the beauty bones by pairing it with a range of skirt types or distressed jeans.

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#11- With Ripped Skinny Jeans

Feminine fringe long sleeve ruffle top, ripped skinny jeans with pearled heel loafers is the sophisticated and perfect combo for everyday style.

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#10- Street Style

For your personal fashion style, simply add a ruffle top with high waisted pair of baggy pants and pair of cool laced shoes with a chain strap bag. Make your own personal street style with a hit of ruffle in fashion trend.

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#9- Blogger Style

For the middle ground level, combine the roughness of denim dress with the sheer lace ruffle sleeved top for a perfect blogger style.

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#8- High Neck Ruffle Top With Skirt

If you are going out, a high neck ruffled top is really a good choice if you pair it with skirt and heels to make it more dressy and casual.

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#7- For Dark Complexion Ladies

Get creative and opt for a dramatic look by wearing a dramatic style ruffled crop top. Do not shy for the dramatic look, this would be really an amazing experience.

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#6- Celebrities Ruffle Top Style

The amazing star Selena Gomez is rocking the sexy ruffle with subtle flourish hint. She is boosting a level of style and statement with chic sophistication.

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#5- Be Creative

Ruffles don’t only mean in a form of cropped top, blouse or shirt. Go bold and choose the way to rock in another creative fashion pro. Keep the rest of the outfit simple so it look more dominant.

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#4- Casual Outfit

Balance out the feminine voluminous ruffled frills with simple piece of statements and sneakers to be really comfortable.

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#3- Fall Pro

Go bold and feminine this fall with ruffled sweaters. You can rock the season with simple addition of classic booties and jeans with ruffled sleeves sweaters.

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#2- Ruffled Ensembles

Create a playful and feminine look with careful prints and patterns that looks elegant and sophisticated. Be careful in the selection of prints, neither so big and nor so small. Keep in mind the elegancy and decency.

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#1- Jumpsuit Style

You will never go away after seeing this stunning style. It is the best style for girls who simply love the frills. Very outstanding and elegant style to wear like a fashion pro.

Watch out, babes: there’s a new trend in town. And guess what? It’s just as pretty as it is feminine.

That said, don’t be fooled. There are ways you can use ruffles to put a stamp of attitude on practically any outfit.

Whether you’re popping to a local store or heading to a work conference, read on for how to wear ruffles for every occasion. FYI, wallflowers need not apply.

For Casual Affairs

Running errands or leaving the house for breakfast with your mom? Add a touch of sass to your look with a small ruffle detailing or two.

For instance, this Rosy Ruffle Hoodie Dress is a great option for busy minimalists who just want to throw something on in a hurry. Featuring subtle sleeve and hem ruffles, it creates a flawless casual outfit when paired with colorful sneakers or neutral boots and a grab-and-go handbag.

Alternatively, if the weather is warm, you might want to show a little more flesh with these Neems Asymmetrical Shorts featuring a gorgeous one-sided ruffled hem. In addition to being incredibly comfy, they look super cute when worn high waisted with a plain tee tucked in, sneakers, and understated accessories.

For Smart Casual Occasions

Want to amp up the drama? Try a standout piece with a bigger fabric enhancement that will undoubtedly have you looking ravishing in ruffles.

For example, this Atla Domino Ruffle Dress nods to the sixties with its white circle print and makes a serious style statement, no questions asked.

And a bonus? It can take you from day to night in a fashion heartbeat. Merely swap your flats for heeled sandals and your relaxed tote handbag for a dressy shoulder bag to complete your smart casual look.

Not a fan of a one-piece? Not to worry—this Bilha Ruffle Blouse in white (or black ) is just as versatile and can produce a multitude of fun outfits.

Just dress it up with tailored pants, block heel sandals, and glitzy jewelry for a girls’ night on the town. Otherwise, you can dress this stunning shirt down with a pinafore dress, pantyhose, and striking knee-high boots for a date night or darling brunch.

For the Office Look

If you’ve got a busy day in the office or you’re tied up in important off-site meetings, prominent yet professional ruffles will help you feel, look, and act your best self.

Try this Purītsu Ruffle Collar Dress on for size. Its ultra-modern ruffle collar and white frilly sleeves show just how much you mean business. The contrasting black and white detailing also screams chic sophistication when paired with pantyhose and black patent boots or flats.

Is it always cold in the office? Need a captivating cover-up? This Toshihiro V-Collar Layered Button Sweater is ideal for adding interest to a plain shift dress or a neutral shirt and pencil skirt combination.

Additionally, you can coordinate the white ruffled hem with white brogues or a white handbag for a fresh, fashion-forward update on traditional work attire.

For Formal Events

Need to put your best foot forward at your friend’s wedding or the company’s annual black-tie affair? Consider championing elegant ruffles that are charismatic yet demure—and you’re guaranteed to turn heads.

For instance, this Alvarez Asymmetrical Ruffle Dress in black (or white ) is just the right amount of puffy and ruffly for a special occasion. Wear it with embellished silver sandals and a sequin clutch to channel contemporary glam.

Alternatively, you could try the Aygi Shoulder Bow Dress in blue for a touch of flirty femininity. The oversized bows and ruffled hem look extravagantly cool without being too overpowering. Simply team this dress with black satin heeled court shoes and matching clutch to pop against a clear blue sky.

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Don’t Be Afraid to Ruffle It Up

Needless to say, rocking ruffles isn’t for faint-hearted fashionistas. However, if you match this enchanting detailing to the occasion, experiment with what compliments your body shape, and use it to reflect your personality, then you might just find that you enjoy regularly getting your ruffle on.

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I hope you had a great weekend. We returned from Spring Break in Sea Island and are settling back in…Why is re-entry so hard? I’m so glad that it is officially spring and there are so many great events coming up. One of my favorite spring trends is ruffles. They are so feminine and add a so much to a simple shape. This ruffle-front wrap dress is a great example. It is simple and tailored but this gorgeous ruffle makes it truly a stand out!

My Ruffled Milly LBD would be perfect for a wedding, cocktail party, date night or luncheon. It is so fun to wear and feels a bit Audrey Hepburn. While we are talking fun…How darling is this Givenchy mini bag. I’m in LOVE! I’ll be carrying it with dresses as well as a fun top and jeans. It even has a cross body strap. Mini bags are a big trend right now and I’ll be sharing more about those soon. This Givenchy Nano Satchel is large enough for my iPhone 6 Plus so it’s small but still functional. I’ve finished the look off with my favorite YLS Tribute Sandals, one of my investment staples. They truly are so comfortable for a high heel. They are great with dresses as well as jeans.

There are so many ways to wear ruffles this season. We’ve all see the big ruffle sleeves, which are fun, but not for everyone. This great top with lace and cascading ruffles is soft and feminine but not over powering. This one shoulder top and cute ruffle top from this post is another great option without feeling over powered. This off the shoulder ruffle top is perfect for spring and another great option without feeling over powered. I love this navy mini floral by Rebecca Taylor with small ruffles on the shoulders, too. This Jonathan Simkhai white ruffle dress is perfect for Easter. This See by Chloe dress is great if you want the trend but want to be more subtle. If you are ready to go big, this Caroline Constas ruffle sleeve top is ah-mazing! I wish I was a bit taller and could pull it off with skinny white jeans.

Here’s a little something to make our re-entry a bit easier…Many of my picks including the ruffle dress are $125 off your order of $500+ today only! Use code MARCH at check out to get the discount.

Hope you have a great week and easy re-entry if you are coming back from a fun Spring Break, too!

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How to wear ruffles

Ruffles fashion – it is one of the hottest summer trends. How do we pull off this look and still look feminine and chic? Keep reading to find out.

The ruffles fashion is evvvvverywhere. Rightfully so, they’re feminine and chic. They instantly elevate your look without doing a whole lot. You can find ruffles in just about anything too, even in bathing suits (this one is adorable and under $35)! From the looks of it, the ruffles fashion is here to stay for the fall season too!

BUT, and this is a big but, ruffles need to be done and placed correctly. Ruffles when worn wrong, can make you look bigger than you as well as frumpy.

To highlight ruffles I wanted to share three quick and straightforward tips to ensure you nail one of the cutest summer trends.

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  1. DON’T go overboard. This is just too much. Yes, it’s cute, but it’s just too much. Not only that, it looks like this will just get in the way of moving.
  2. Remember your body type. If you are pear shaped, you want to avoid any ruffles on the hem of your top, or anything mid waist. On the flip side, if you have a large bust you’ll want to avoid ruffles on the sleeves or around your bust. You’ll want to look for ruffles on the bottom of your tops/shirts
  3. Let your top be the center of attention. That means keep the rest of your look simple. Don’t over do it with heavy statement jewelry, or a bold skirt/bottom. Let your top do the talking and your top only.

I am linking below a few of my favorite ruffles fashion tops below and all under $100. Have fun shopping 😉

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outfit details: top (similar) / jeans / shoes (similar) / bag / choker

Thank you for stopping by, have a great day! What are some of your favorite Summer trends? Share below!

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Q. I’ve noticed that ruffles are back in fashion – and although I do love a bit of frill and flounce – I do worry that this trend will be very difficult to wear. How can I wear ruffles without adding bulk to my frame?

A: LOVE is in the air (or at least in high street card shops), so there’s no better time to try out spring’s most romantic look – soft ruffles. Seen on trend-setting catwalks such as Balenciaga, Gucci and Chloé , the ruffle look is all about embracing your feminine side.

Frills, frou-frou and bits of chiffon were attached to every kind of garment, from coats to summer dresses. Even Irish designers such as such as JW Anderson were keen on adding a bit of ruffle to liven up their spring/ summer collections.

Ruffles come in so many satisfying styles: big and fluttery, small and bunched, gathered, pleated, wide, narrow, tiered and edged. This ultra-feminine detail is not just for after five or “dressy” pieces.

And it’s not just for clothing.

Accessories from shoes to hats to handbags have ruffles this spring. While this romantic trend might smack of girlie charm, ruffles needn’t just be a youthful accessory. Indeed, a well-placed piece frill can add touch of glamour and interest to any outfit.

Off the runway, it’s best to sample this trend as a soft detail, not a heavy focal point. Stay away from shirts with ruffles on the collar, bib and sleeves – they were meant for Mozart, not modern-day dressing. And keep it to a few ruffles in the same colour as the rest of the garment, unless you’re putting together a tango costume.

Placed strategically they can help show off your best assets – around the neckline they accentuate the face and worn vertically on a jacket or cardigan they can make you look taller and slimmer.

In general, you should keep ruffles away from areas of your body that are already full, so wear them in areas that you may want a bit of volume, such as your cleavage. Pair a single ruffley item with something plain, like a simple pencil skirt or a pair of cigarette pants and you’ve got the balance just right .

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As much as I’ve been trying to find the perfect balance between feminine and masculine silhouettes, there’s one ultra feminine trend that I can’t seem to get enough of; the ruffle. So rather than fight it, I figured it was best to take a page from Alessandro Michele’s book, and wear ruffles like a maximalist.

BE BOLD

Don’t be afraid to wear colour – particularly if you live in a warmer climate (or aren’t in the midst of winter, like me here in Sydney!). I don’t often step out of my comfort zone, but when I do, lately my pick of the crop has been anything orange or red. If it’s a little too much for you, this top also comes in black – perfect for the minimalist’s wardrobe!

DOUBLE RUFFLE

If you’re wearing a ruffled top like I am, try stepping it up a notch and pair it with a ruffle skirt, or a pair of ruffle hem trousers (like this affordable pair!) to really amplify the trend. I’m making the most of this feminine silhouette with this gorgeous architecturally ruffled skirt from MSGM.

HAVE FUN WITH YOUR ACCESSORIES

I typically like to keep things within a certain colour palette – and while I have, to some extent, I’ve made an effort to throw in some playful accessories. The little clutch bag from Charlotte Olympia complete with a feline grin is a favourite of mine, and I feel like this outfit wouldn’t go astray with a pair of wild thing sandals from Aquazurra.

THE BIGGER THE RUFFLE, THE BETTER

If there’s one thing I’ve been seeing a lot of on the runway, it’s a ruffle that makes a statement all on its own. When it comes to ruffles, think more is more – it’s one of the things I love most about the skirt I’m wearing above!

While I’m clearly more of a minimalist at heart – when it comes to style – dialing up the volume on your personal style, and amplifying your look a notch can be a much welcomed distraction from your day-to-day uniform. Have you tried giving your “regular programming” a break for something a little out of the box, as of late? x

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These 2 versions would be great on top of a plain crew neck sweater. They would transform a fall sweater into a winter one.

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For the version on the left: I would love to see a large brooch put through the two holes at the points of the “collar” that would attach to the bottom band.

This pattern is now available for download from Interweave’s online store for $5.50 .

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HOW TO WEAR RUFFLES?

One of the latest trends are ruffle sleeve blouses. The wider, the more frills, the better! Even if you wear it with simple skinnies and pumps, you’ll still look like a girl from a fashion magazine. It is a simple way of making a unique outfit in 3 seconds. The problem with bell and ruffle sleeves appears when you decide to wear something on top of it… For example a jacket would hide those fantastic sleeves, and we want to show them to the world, right?

How to pair clothes with bell or ruffle sleeves?
My two tips are:
– pair it with a vest,
– or a slip dress (that’s the outfit you’ll see below).

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GREY BLOUSE WITH RUFFLE SLEEVES: Tally Weijl
BLACK OVERSIZED COAT: Kiomi via. Zalando
BLACK SLIP DRESS: Kappahl
LEATHER STUDDED BOOTS: Bronx via. Zalando
LEATHER BAG: Furla Metropolis, you can find more Furla bags: here
FISHNETS: No name

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Ruffle Skirts 101

The trend that’s blowing up Instagram! Ruffle skirts are literally everywhere right now and there’s no escaping them. Here’s some tips below for rocking yours like a fashion blogger…

1. Make it the feature

A ruffle skirt is a statement piece, so let it do all the talking. Pairing it with plain black or white, simple accompaniments is your best bet. In cool weather this would translate to a black turtle neck with or without a bell sleeve (as above), or in warmer months the high neck sleeveless equivalent.

2. Choose your colour

Colour scheme wise there’s plenty of options (think blues, reds, pinks – colour in general is back in a big way). Whichever you choose, keep in mind this rule: at least two colours in your outfit should match. You can extend this to three matching pieces of the same colour, but two is the minimum to tie the look together visually.

As discussed above, to let the skirt take centre stage, I’ve styled mine with plain black turtleneck and accessories. It looks great with boots, but would also be killer with black block-heel pumps. You could easily swap these for a white top and bag, and espadrilles for summer.

3. Simple Accessories

Let the ruffles take centre stage and go minimal with the jewellery and sunglasses. Think pretty gold or silver layer necklaces or a few dainty rings. You don’t want to overdo it. If I had to choose one word that sums up the ruffle skirt? Fun. That’s your brief with this one. Have fun with it!

If you are in the market for a ruffle skirt, there’s options on both ends of the scales, from ASOS to Alice + Olivia. Shop my favourites below:

The ruff is the fashion item most associated with the Renaissance. It evolved from the collars of the shirts worn by men underneath their doublets. The collars would have a small decorative ruffle around the top, which would add a bit of visual interest. Gradually this ruffle grew larger, becoming its own independent garment.

The Darnley Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I of England, c. 1575

What made the ruff possible was starch. In the early sixteenth century, starch was imported from the Low Countries. But the ruff really began to blossom in the 1560s when starch production came to England. In 1564, Mistress Dinghen van der Plasse moved from Flanders to London, opening up her own starch making business. The business flourished, and soon there were manufacturers all over London. Starch was derived from cereal grains such as wheat or corn, which caused some contention. William Cecil, chief minister to Elizabeth I once said, “Is it not a very lamentable thing that we should bestow that upon starch to the setting forth of vanity and pride which would staunch the hunger of many that starve in the streets for want of bread?”

Sir Francis Walsingham by John De Critz the Elder.

Ruffs were made from starched linen cambric, edged with lace, although as the century wore on, ruffs could be made entirely of lace. Lace was a new textile, having developed in the early sixteenth century. It was immensely time consuming to make, therefore it was EXTREMELY expensive. And while we think of linen as a basic fabric today, the quality of linen in the sixteenth century was highly superior to the quality of linen today. One surviving ruff has linen with a thread count of fifty threads to one centimeter. The fabric was put into a figure 8 pattern, called goffering, and sewn with gossamer threads. The larger ruffs, called cartwheel ruffs, had a basic wire support system called a supportasse or underproper.

Detail of a procession portrait of Queen Elizabeth I of England, c. 1600.

Ruffs were highly luxurious garments. They could take hours to set, and could only be worn once as body heat and the weather would cause it to droop and loose shape. Their placement on the neck affected posture, forcing the wearer to keep their chin up and assume a proud and haughty pose. They were a potent symbol of status and wealth, as anyone who could afford to wear and maintain a ruff was clearly not doing any manual labor.

The Infanta Isabella Clara Eugenia, Archduchess of Austria by Frans Pourbus, c. 1599

The ruff continued to be worn in the early 17th century, but was beginning to peter out. By the time King Charles I came to the English throne in 1625, the ruff had disappeared and been replaced by a loose lace collar which draped over the shoulders, called a falling band collar.

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Nicola Roberts works the ruffle look

Ruffles are everywhere at the moment and it seems the celebrities are fans of the look too.

Nicola Roberts wore a ruffled neck dress to the launch of the Girls Aloud autobiography, Dreams That Glitter.

Duffy, Rosario Dawson and Gwyneth Paltrow have all added frills to their necklines recently, but the look doesn’t need to stop there.

We show you how to work ruffles into your wardrobe.

How to wear ruffles

This French Connection blouse, £50, would make a great work shirt and heels. We love this Dorothy Perkins skirt, £25, and these Faith shoes, £65, will add a splash of colour to the outfit.

How to wear ruffles

For a more casual look wear this ruffle t-shirt, £25 from Warehouse, with blue jeans, River Island, £36.99, and a cute pair of gold pumps, ASOS, £15.

This Miss Selfridge dress, £35, is perfect for a night out. Not only does it have a ruffled neckline but you’ll also be working the one shoulder trend and the colour is gorgeous.

How to wear ruffles

Avoid wearing a necklace as this will interfere with the asymmetrical neckline, instead wear these gold earrings, ASOS £6, and slip on a pair of killer heels, River Island, £59.99, the gold colour will complement the violet dress.

If you prefer your ruffles a bit lower try this All Saints skirt, £60. Keep things simple on top to ensure the focus is on the skirt. Add a simple shirt, George £2.50 and layer a coloured tank top over it, Oasis, £32.

How to wear ruffles

Add some heels like these ASOS Mary Janes, £15, and you’re good to go!

Hey there my lovely divas! How are you? Spring and the sunny days are just around the corner, which means that we should put the winter clothes on the back in the wardrobe and find some more comfortable shirts, tees, sundresses and skirts. Spring and summer are my favorite seasons, so can you imagine how excited I’m? What about you? Million fashion trends have already appeared on the runways, that will hit the streets this summer. You have already seen some of them on our site. As you know, I’m always here to show you the easiest ways to follow the latest fashion trends. For today, I have made you a collection of 15 stylish ways of how to wear ruffles this spring.

This 80’s fashion trend will be very popular this spring and girls will be obsessed with wearing ruffles. This trend may not be your favorite one, but I have found some interesting outfits to pull it off in the right way and look astonishing whatever you decide to go.

Why I do like wearing ruffles? Because they are perfect for flattering your curves. You will be surprised when you see that you can style them in million ways and look outstanding and unique every single day. Let’s take a look at these 15 stylish outfits that I have selected for you and draw some inspiration. You may find your next outfit here, who knows. Enjoy and have fun!

The easiest, and maybe the cheapest way to follow this trend is by wearing ruffled top. Ruffle sleeve tops will make your shoulders look broader. If you are with small bust, you should definitely go for a ruffled top. It will add volume to a small bust and make it look fuller, which everyone wants, right? Vertical ruffles are better option for those with well-endowed bust.

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Besides tops, you can find various stylish ruffled skirts. Be careful when choosing such a skirt. Note: Women with narrow hips that want to make their hips look fuller, should consider wearing peplum skirts, layered ruffles or ruffled tires, while with broader hips should wear ruffles on the lower hem.

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Dresses are one of the most comfortable pieces, perfect for the spring/summer days. You can find million ruffled dresses to choose from. Note: When choosing such a dress, make sure the ruffles are on the area that you want to enhance not to hide.

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Note: Ruffles can make you look fuller, so you should avoid wearing them on areas that you consider are fuller. You can also make a statement with the ruffles, so keep the rest of the clothes plain and simple. Avoid wearing them with patterned pieces!

What do you think about these outfits here? Would you dare to wear ruffles this spring? I truly hope that you have found these outfits interesting and fun and you will follow this fashion trend with style. Don’t hesitate to share any other suggestion or idea in a comment below. Thank you for reading! Enjoy in the rest of your day and don’t forget to stay up to date with the content of Fashion Diva Design!

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How to wear ruffles

Thanks to the Phoebe Philo effect, we’ve had season upon season of clean, slick fashion. So frankly, when the trend for flouncy ruffles started to bubble, it struck fear into many a minimalists heart.

Thankfully this isn’t about rewinding to the ’80s hey-day of giant frilly dresses.

Instead, designers have given us options. And there are a few lessons to be learnt in how to wear these ruffles well.

On paper, pink and ruffles should have been too sickly sweet to make the cut. But in reality A Détacher’s designer Monika Kowalska has managed to make a very modern, simple dress. Tick.

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On paper, pink and ruffles should have been too sickly sweet to make the cut. But in reality A Détacher’s designer Monika Kowalska has managed to make a very modern, simple dress. Tick.

Karl’s turned the pretty dial up to eleven with this lacy number. Black boots and tights keeps the dress from being too bridal.

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Karl’s turned the pretty dial up to eleven with this lacy number. Black boots and tights keeps the dress from being too bridal.

Who would have thought it, pure girly frills in lilac and peach are literally the best combination. Like Karl, black accessories keep it from getting too Sandra Dee.

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Who would have thought it, pure girly frills in lilac and peach are literally the best combination. Like Karl, black accessories keep it from getting too Sandra Dee.

Silky flamenco ruffles, cut out shoulders and a skirt slashed to the thigh banishes any feeling that frills mean frump.

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Silky flamenco ruffles, cut out shoulders and a skirt slashed to the thigh banishes any feeling that frills mean frump.

For a relaxed take on the trend, it’s Rochas who we are taking notes from. A simple, ruffled jumper and shirt

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For a relaxed take on the trend, it’s Rochas who we are taking notes from. A simple, ruffled jumper and shirt

The Rodarte sisters have a particular brand of ‘gothic romanticism’ that walks the perfect line between gritty and girly. Case in point, their leather frilly jacket.

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The Rodarte sisters have a particular brand of ‘gothic romanticism’ that walks the perfect line between gritty and girly. Case in point, their leather frilly jacket.

Grey jersey is given new life with a smattering of frills at Stella. But if you try it at home, this much fabric calls for a pointed heel.

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Grey jersey is given new life with a smattering of frills at Stella. But if you try it at home, this much fabric calls for a pointed heel.

The 1980s were arguably the glory days for the ruffle. Valentino’s ‘ra-ra skirt’ dress gives a nice little nod to the decade but thankfully there are no leg warmers in sight.

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The 1980s were arguably the glory days for the ruffle. Valentino’s ‘ra-ra skirt’ dress gives a nice little nod to the decade but thankfully there are no leg warmers in sight.

Make like Henry Holland’s girls and toughen up your ruffles with a dark belt and some mesh.

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Make like Henry Holland’s girls and toughen up your ruffles with a dark belt and some mesh.

Ruffles and checks / plaid = match made in 2016 heaven

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Ruffles and checks / plaid = match made in 2016 heaven

When you think of flounce, frills, and ruffles, you may picture yourself like a child. You may not find comfortable heading to a family event wearing a party dress covered in fluted layers. Or maybe you loved that frilly dress, but have since you have quit anything frilly you may not wear it. But there is a good news for you! These historically childlike Sleeveless Ruffle Hem Dresses have gotten a high-fashion makeover during the last couple of seasons, with top designers showcasing pieces with fabulous ruffles, voluminous frills, and structured flounce. Here are some ways to wear these Ruffle Hem Dress:

  1. Pair your ruffles top with a structured jacket: It is the best way to wear your free-flowing ruffle. A structured jacket, like a boyfriend blazer, adds a chic amount of masculine contrast to your ultra feminine style.
  2. Match a ruffled blouse with a simple and straight pant: Choose a style that enhances your figure. Wide-legged styles and boot cut may help balance out a ruffle on top, while tapered trousers and skinny jeans will make the ruffle stand out more.
  3. Tuck a ruffled blouse into a pencil skirt: Wearing a ruffled top with a skirt enhances the amount of femininity you can get from the look. A pencil skirt flatters most figures and gives the required structure to keep free-flowing ruffles in line.
  4. If you have absolutely proportioned hourglass curves, look for a dress that has ruffled trims along the sleeves, collar, and bottom hem to avoid throwing your curves out of proportion.
  5. Keep Minimum accessories: A ruffled dress can put even more ruffles on your body than a skirt or blouse. Avoid embellishment overkill by wearing one or two extremely simple pieces of jewelry, like a delicate choker necklace or pearl post earrings.

How to wear ruffles

Dress by Kate Sylvester. Top by N / Nicholas. Sneakers by Scanlan Theodore. Earrings & Cuff by By Charlotte.

How to wear ruffles

Top & Skirt by By Johnny. Sneakers by Topshop. Earrings & Ring by By Charlotte.

How to wear ruffles

Dress by Christopher Esber. Sneakers by Topshop. Earrings & Cuff by By Charlotte.

This season saw many of my favourite designers favouring the flourish. The Resort collection from Sydney-based Michael Lo Sordo’s was a riot of ruffles, with everything from his bralettes to stretch trousers given the frill treatment.

Ruffles play well in pairs, and the summer collections from Acler and By Johnny included frill-filled updates on the classic top and skirt pairing.

If the thought of head-to-toe ruffles feels too Elizabethan, take things slow by pairing a structured skirt, such as this flared style from Acler, with a relaxed tee or oversized sweater. The rolling frill sleeves of this open-back shirt from By Johnny would also be a love match with your favourite denims.

If you’re living in a slip dress this season, consider adding leaf-green ruffles with Kate Sylvester’s bias cut Brana dress.

When thinking footwear, clean lines work best to anchor the look. Try a white sneaker, such as this striped style from Scanlan Theodore or Mimco’s pointed mules.

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The last time ruffles were in vogue it was the 80s and the men were wearing more frills than the ladies.

How to wear ruffles

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  • Updated 12:11, 14 Feb 2013

The last time ruffles were in vogue it was the 80s and the men were wearing more frills than the ladies. But this time round the frills are bigger, softer and ultra-feminine.

Which explains why Coleen McLoughlin chose a beautiful ruffled Lanvin dress for her recent hen do.

With the flamboyant fabric gathered on one shoulder, there was no mistaking who was the centre of attention.

Ruffles are perfect for making a dramatic style statement. But get them wrong and you’ll be turning heads for all the wrong reasons. Here’s how make this trend work for you.

Do..

..Watch the proportions

Sheree Murphy looked like she was going to topple over at the Sex And The City premiere in her black dress with frills around the bust.

..Go for a softer look

The most successful dresses have soft ruffles that cascade down the front.

Don’t..

..Let frills overpower you

Teeny, tiny Eva Longoria looked lost in the acres of purple fabric she wore to the Metropolitan Ball.

..Wear them on your biggest body part

If you have a large bust or bottom, avoid frills and ruffles on these areas at all costs!

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How To Wear A Ruffle Scarf

There was a bit of interest in my last post which featured a ruffled scarf. Maybe you can help. How do you wear a scarf with ruffles?

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Lovely scarf, Lisa! I’m not an expert when it comes to scarves, but I especially like how you are wearing it in photo #1!

Lisa, I think that any simple style (as in the two you’ve shown) is best with a scarf that has this much of its own detail going on. I’m a scarf know-nothing, but it seems like any more elaborate scarf styling would be overkill.

I was actually thinking about your scarf all day yesterday, because I was wearing a fairly menswear-inspired outfit and wishing I had “girled” it up a little with something ruffly.

April-Thanks! Maybe I am overthinking the ruffled scarf styling.

Love the colors in that (you’ll see I’m biased, though!).

I have a ruffled scarf I tend to wear very simply. not sure if it would work with the proportions/length of yours (mine is a bit narrower and shorter) but you could try.

It’s pretty much a variation on your looks above — I just hang mine around the neck and knot it few inches below my bra band, and this creates ye olde V with the scarf bottoms dangling about high hip level. [I play around with whether I hang the scarf evenly or not at the start.]

Old (long hair!) pic attached that doesn’t do a great job of showing the knot, but lets you see how it creates open space around the neck.

I find this scarf-tying style works best with a scoop vs V (or I do a V with matching underlayer that sort of fakes a scoop!).

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We will start this article by saying that finding the perfect top when you have big breasts can be impossible. It’s not pleasant to have a shirt that fits perfectly on your back but is impossible to button up because your breasts are in the way. And choosing a bigger size won’t help because the shirt will not look good on your waist, on your back or you’ll end up with incredibly long sleeves.

No matter what size you are, if you have big breasts, you’ll have at least one problem with the clothes you want.

Now let’s talk about what to wear and what not to wear if you have big breasts. We will start with the don’ts so we can end this article on a positive note with the dos.

Don’ts For Women With Big Breasts

Turtleneck (or Polo neck)

Your bust will look huge and you will look bigger than you are. We all made this mistake when we were younger. If you need something around your neck to keep you warm, try scarves!

Crew neck

Yes, they are comfy and cute especially during Christmas time, but we recommend you to avoid them.

Boat neck

Yes, I know they look so sexy on some women! We love them too, but you need to break up with them as soon as possible!

Thin Straps

Not a definite NO-NO but we highly recommend larger straps to avoid showing your bra to the world and also for more support. You can wear thin straps tops under blazers or cardigans.

High Neck Dresses

If you need a reason read the turtleneck, crew neck, and boat neck sections again!

Gathered Neckline

This will add extra inches in the exact spot you don’t want them!

Plunging Neckline

Not only dangerous but also vulgar. We so envy girls with smaller breasts for this! We really, really do! On them, this looks sexy, intriguing but not at all vulgar and terrible if worn correctly. There is no way we can to pull this off without flashing someone.

Loose Shirts or Dresses

If you thought this will be perfect for you, let me argue with that! Wearing loose clothes will make you look bigger, not smaller! I’m not telling you to wear the tightest top possible but wearing something that embraces your curves is best.

Embellished And Ruffled Tops

Especially if the embellishments and ruffles are in the breasts area. This kind of tops will add more volume to your breasts and we established that you want to avoid that.

Dos For Women With Big Breasts

V neckline

V necks should become your best friends. They look amazing on a woman with big breasts. Pay attention, V necks do not always mean showing cleavage! V neck tops, blouses, and dresses are very flexible and if worn correctly, perfect for any occasion.

Sweetheart Neckline

Cute, comfy, ladylike, flirty! Should we say more? Try it on and you will fall in love with this design too! If you are not sure what we’re talking about when we say Sweetheart Neckline, we talk about the neckline design that is similar to a heart.

Square Necklines

Another good fit for ladies with big breasts is the square neckline! Make sure the square collar is not right below your neck!

Halter Neck with V Cut

In other words Marilyn Monroe style dresses and tops! There are many types of halter necklines, choose the ones who also have a V cut or a design that visually separates the breasts. If you choose one piece halter necks the created effect is the same as the effect created by turtlenecks and you definitely don’t want that!

Classic Shirts Or Simple Design Shirts

Avoid shirts with bows or with prints in the bust area. You can wear a shirt with a nice print if the print is on the sleeves or on the collar. Don’t close all the buttons. Leave one or two open, not to show some cleavage but to create the V neckline that fits you so well.

We recommend avoiding pockets in the bust area too. Simple is better in your case!

How To Wear Some DON’TS In A Fashionable Manner?

Layering

  • Add a V neck sweater or blouse over a thin straps top;
  • Add a thin straps top under a plunging neckline blouse;
  • Add a cardigan over a sleeveless dress to hide your hands;
  • Add a V neck cardigan over a high neck dress.

Belts

  • Use belts on loose shirts and loose dresses to accentuate your waist.
  • If you wear a high neck dress with a V neck cardigan you can also add a belt over the cardigan to accentuate your waist and also the V shape.

Other Tips & Tricks

If you really want to take the attention away from your bust, you can also try these techniques:

  • Wear dark colors in the upper part of your body;
  • No prints in the upper part of your body. Wear them with skirts and trousers;
  • No horizontal stripes. Vertical stripes are a very good idea;
  • No statement necklaces! Try long earrings instead.

You may have noticed the little saying under my logo at the top of this page, “tips for living life in style.” Maybe you haven’t! Well, today I want to tell you a little bit more about why those words are there. Design, fashion and entertaining are all passions of mine! Chances are if you like to decorate your home, you also like pretty clothes and setting a table for friends and family as well.

There is something that connects these creative avenues together! I chose that mission statement for my Randi Garrett Design, because I know that when you add style to your home, closet and table, something magical happens. You begin to love those areas of your life a little more.

Don’t go remodeling your whole house, wardrobe and cupboards, just stick with me and use some of the simple tips I share weekly to add more style to your life. Little things like a new pair of comfy shoes, a simple dinner on a pretty plate, or a bunch of fresh flowers make your day a little better.

As part of my tips for living life in style mantra, I am launching a brand new series here on RGD called, TRENDY TRIO. Here I will be sharing current trends and how you can use them in all three areas of your home – DECOR- FASHION & ENTERTAINING.

There are “HOT” trends that can be incorporated into these 3 areas of your home. Knowing these trends, will help you keep your home, table and closet looking fresh and current!

Up first, one of my personal favorites R U F F L E S ! You may have seen a few around these days. Everywhere you look there are ruffles on sleeves, dresses, table linens, pillows and blankets! Ruffles seem to have a super power to make the ordinary – extraordinary! Which is why using them in your decor, table and closet will help you live your life with more style.

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People tend to throw around the word “iconic” these days, but puff sleeves are one of the few styles worthy of the accolade. Throughout history, heads of state and fashion icons from Queen Elizabeth I to Elizabeth Taylor have rocked the trend, which reached its apogee in Princess Diana’s unforgettable wedding dress — the designs for which were locked in a safe to keep any details from leaking to the press.

That royal wedding day may have been puff sleeves’ finest moment, but the look has been around since at least the 16th century. Once known as “leg-of-mutton” sleeves (or “gigot” sleeves, which derives from the French term for “leg of lamb”) because their shape resembled a sheep’s hind leg, they were destined to make a comeback time and time again.

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In the 1820s and ’30s, gigot sleeves helped create the “ideal” female silhouette: an absurdly exaggerated hourglass figure . By the 1890s, they required one to two yards of fabric and complex support systems of whalebone to keep them from deflating.

More recently, in the 1970s, Bianca Jagger was flaunting puff sleeves on the dance floor at Studio 54. In the 1980s, the wardrobes of Joan Collins in “ Dynasty ” and none other than Oprah herself helped define “power shoulders.”

Today, it feels like every designer is sending puff sleeves down the runway. From Batsheva’s Oregon Trail-esque dresses to Chanel’s arresting red tweed jacket, the look has fully infiltrated fashion, from indie labels to haute couture.

The style has enduring appeal because it’s powerful, said stylist Emily Bobb : “[Puff sleeves] assert a level of feminine masculinity,” especially when women want to “reclaim a sense of boss-ness and attract attention.”

“This ultra-feminine look screams, ‘Yes, look at me, I’m not afraid to be seen.’”

Absolutely anyone can wear these statement sleeves, said stylist Stephanie Thomas, who’s made a career out of dressing people with disabilities since 2000. “I love styling my clients with seated body types in bold, opulent, unapologetically fashionable puffy sleeves,” she told HuffPost. “This ultra-feminine look screams, ‘Yes, look at me, I’m not afraid to be seen.’”

Puff sleeves are at the top of Thomas’ popular Instagram feed , worn by clients who are influencers in their own right: motivational speaker, activist and model Tamara Mena , and model and actor Lauren “Lolo” Spencer — to name just two.

Thomas’ and Bobb’s clients are just the latest in a long parade of women who brazenly wear clothes that invite attention. “A simple dress is much more difficult to wear than one with ruffles and flowers and big sleeves,” Carolina Hererra told The Independent in 2013. Read backward, what that means is: Big sleeves are easy. And that’s why we’re embracing them now and — if history is any guide — probably forever.

Ready to pull off the puff sleeve look yourself? Bobb and Thomas helped create this list of 10 looks that anyone can wear.

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If you’ve spent nearly a decade working in the fashion industry like me, you come across a lot of stylish people. And no doubt, on my list, fashionВ editor Diana Tsui is among them.В The former senior market editor at New York Magazine’s The Cut, may have pivoted to food content as Editorial Director, Recommendations atВ The Infatuation, but her style is a master class in eclecticism: it’s not unusual to spot her in a dramatic voluminous dress or skirt (usually by Sacai or old Celine), with show-stopping sneakers to match. Her self proclaimed “goth grandma” sense of style is due in part to legendaryВ Comme des GarГ§ons designer Rei Kawakubo, “Growing up in New York City, I wore a ton of head-to-toe black as a teen but it wasn’t until after I graduated college and discovered the wonders of fashion forums that I found myself drawn to fancier all-black ensembles. One designer, in particular, stuck in my brain: Rei Kawakubo and her fantastical designs at Comme des GarГ§ons,” she explains.В

“It was one photo in particular that stuck out to me: Rei, in an undated photo , with her hair swirling about in the wind. She’s in a black top, with a moto jacket casually thrown on top. She looked intimidatingly cool, a portrait of an Asian woman who was breaking boundaries by showing clothes that she designed in Paris,” she says of her septuagenarian style-icon. “That led me to her runway creations, which were beyond my imagination. They were somber, with a ton of black, but never boring: Everything felt like a fantasy world that I wanted to live in. I was hooked and I found myself saving images not only of her runway clothes but also her personal style.”

Embracing the edgy sartorial side of things, Tsui’s style isn’t centered around chasing trends, but rather around choosing unconventional piecesВ that also hold timeless appeal, “[Rei’s style] exudes a sense of confidence because it’s not particularly trendy but neither is it not trendy.В The likelihood that you’ll bump into someone with your exact outfit is pretty rare and I never feel like anything looks dated. I love how Kawakubo’s style exists in its own world where the woman who wears it knows she looks weird and she doesn’t care if you think that — in fact, she’s proud of it. And that’s exactly my attitude in life,” says Tsui.

To see how the Brooklyn bred editor pulls off her cool take on the “grandma” look, keep scrolling ahead.В

From American proms circa 1972 to runways of 2020, big frills are big business

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In small town Michigan, 1972, there’s a 17-year-old boy. We’ll call him Randy, or something. Randy isn’t on the football team, and Randy’s skin is getting a little bit pepperoni pizza. It’s not that Randy is unpopular. It’s just that he, with his face that’s yet to flesh out into full all-American handsomeness, isn’t the most popular. But here he is, shuffling on both feet like an Emperor penguin on azelaic acid with Mindy. And he’s doing so in a shirt that belies the awkwardness cursed upon him by adolescence. It is pink. It is loud. It is covered in ruffles.

Because, back then, a ruffled dress shirt to rival Liberace was the done thing. Yes, even during those pre-liberation, pro-polyester times, details traditionally considered feminine were embraced by men of all shades. Frills were fun. Until they weren’t. The appetite for Meatloaf sleeves and fronts fell out of favour with Studio 54’s closure, and the advent of the Eighties with its clean lines and shoulder pads and T-shirts in lieu of actual proper shirts. Ruffles were dead. Well, until they weren’t.

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During the A/W ’20 show window – the last one before a global plague stretchered fashion week onto a laptop screen – the trims of grandmama’s floral curtains began to blossom beneath collars and cuffs once more. Nature (or at least 1972) is returning. “This period was when men began dressing more unconventionally; peacocking in its most original form,” says Joe Brunner, junior buyer at left-field luxury retailer Browns. “Gucci and Saint Laurent have been flying this flag for decades, and the former now more than ever as [creative director] Alessandro Michele long embedded romantic nostalgia within this space. It only feels right that micro trends like ruffles resurface.”

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That Michele’s Gucci – often seen as a coveted outlier in menswear – isn’t alone shows how much ruffles have gained traction. At Louis Vuitton, Virgil Abloh ruffled up classic tailoring with anemone-like hems, details and sleeves. There was one memorable voluminous shirt too: a very well-dressed shower puff on its first big day of a Wall Street internship. Prada, meanwhile, paid tribute to everyday antiheroes (Randy, is that you?) and quietly edged a trio of bibbed shirts in slighter, bellboy-esquire ruffles. And for a more preferable viral dose in 2020, Loewe exposed its gender-fluid collection to a terminal bout of Saturday Night Fever in flowing lamé gowns atop more classic menswear pieces.

Patient zero however, was found at fashion’s biggest fancy dress party. “I saw ruffles first pop up at the 2019 Met Gala when Harry Styles walked out alongside Gucci’s Michele. It was a moment,” says Brunner. “It harked back to some of my earliest memories of Mick Jagger peacocking in dress and ruffles in the Nineties, and it feels more natural to blur the gender lines now.”

Fashion no-nos from Juicy sweatpants to chains

by Jacquelyn Mitchard, AARP Bulletin, April 15, 2011

My own comeuppance happened one night, five years ago.

I was headed out to a summer dinner wearing a short turquoise T-shirt dress over some perfectly acceptable leggings over some perfectly acceptable legs. My son and his girlfriend stared frankly when I tip-tapped down the stairs in my outfit, thinking I looked quite the bonbon. “What’s wrong?” I asked.

“It’s a cute dress!” my son’s pretty girlfriend offered generously.

“It would be a cuter dress,” my son offered, not so generously but from the heart, “on her.”

Back in my closet, behind closed doors, and with a sober soul, I faced shelves covered in the garment equivalent of excessive chocolate. With a firm hand, a firm conscience and a big donation bag, I dispatched everything that could be considered even remotely “cute.” When I was finished, to my shock, I didn’t feel old. I felt grown up — straight-backed, dignified, a woman in full.

The joy of piling up a certain number of years is that you get the freedom to do whatever the hell gets you over the rainbow. It’s that we … just shouldn’t.

And yet, why not? Most of us reading this are in better shape than our grandparents dreamed possible. It is said of certain people that, with a body like that, she can wear anything she wants.

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Collage: Simone Tieber; Fishnet: Dreamstime; Red heel: Dreamstime; Denim Shorts

There are many fashion don’ts for those over 50.

But … not really.

Consider the leotard-and-lace that Madonna, age 52 years and 6 months, wore to the Oscars. And before you read this clip, granted: A 14-year-old girl would be humiliated if her mother drew breath on the living room carpet wearing a Hillary pantsuit and Trotters — much less on the red carpet. And yet, wasn’t this asking for it?

Consider also the clothing of The Real Housewives of Orange County. They’re not wearing those 18-inch-long leather skirts and off-the-shoulder peasant blouses for giggles. That’s what they actually wear. And though they’re chicks, they’re not spring chickens.

Granted: Tacky is the whole point of The Real Housewives. It’s like the nursery rhyme about the purple cow: You’d rather see than be one.

That said, there would be no need for a brand of jeans called Not Your Daughter’s Jeans if we hadn’t pirated our kids’ fashions (music, dance moves, hunky movie heroes). A great friend of mine and I are the same age exactly — which is to say, well and truly over 50. Somehow, my friend’s mother-in-law, a truly regal beauty, has turned out to be younger than we are — at least on her Facebook page. The other day, she told my friend and me she just bought “the cutest little Jennifer Aniston-ish coat.”

Gentle reader, what is wrong with this sentence?

It’s true for me and you and Madonna.

And someday, even Jennifer Aniston. Yes, even Jen. The age for thigh-grazing bronze Lurex dresses doth end, and it doth end — yes, even the golden-est girl of all — well before our truly golden years, maybe in our bronze age. Jennifer Aniston could soon find herself toeing the line of parody in gladiator sandals.

So, with 50 in the rearview mirror, here are a few — actually quite few — things we should probably never wear again:

  • Juicy sweatpants or anything with writing on the backside, including Hollister (which is the name not just of a clothier but also of a company that makes colonic irrigation supplies).
  • Miniskirts, mini-shorts, anything to wear that’s been deliberately diminished. Or deliberately ripped — unless it’s you and your muscles.
  • “Strappy” accessories. Yes, they’re adorable. Yes, your daughter can wear them to the prom.
  • Low-rise pants that showcase low-rise anatomy. In some critical places, more really is more.
  • Super-tight skinny jeans, even if you are both.
  • T-shirts that say “Sexy Grandma,” “Vote for Ozzy” or “I Am the Man from Nantucket.” The ideal tee should fit well and keep its mouth shut.
  • Berets.
  • Fishnets.
  • Thigh-high boots.
  • Thigh-high boots with stiletto heels.
  • Plunging V-neck shirts. Plunging V-neck sweaters. Not just for women, here. Maybe especially not just for women.
  • Purses with dogs on them. Purses with dogs in them.
  • See-through tops. This is really true for everyone, of any age, including movie stars.
  • See-through bottoms. Don’t need to say more. Wish I could say less.
  • Seventh Avenue cruiser couture: Underwear labels on the outside. Bra straps on the outside. Jock straps … let’s not go there.
  • Pajama bottoms during the day, outside the house.
  • Gold chains with your name on them.
  • Gold chains with anyone’s name on them.
  • Gold chains.
  • Chains.

Although her own fashion sense routinely won her the privilege of being called “Mrs. Robinson,” my mother was right about one thing: Taste is something you can buy. Class is not.

My own closet went from being a garden of gypsy prints to a palette of winter, with a riotous, kicky rainbow ranging from black to lighter black to charcoal and the odd slash of blue, crimson or gold. And yet, wearing smock tops from Forever 21 didn’t keep me forever 21. They made me look as though I wished I were.

And truth be told, most of the time, I don’t.

Jacquelyn Mitchard, the best-selling author of 20 books, lives near Madison, Wis., with her family. Her next novel, Second Nature: A Love Story, will be published in September by Random House.

Of all of 2017’s fashion trends, ruffle tops are still enjoying a gripping moment of glory in the fashion spotlight. Not only are they extremely fun to wear, they’re also highly versatile and can elevate your look in no time. The characteristic frills are distinctly feminine and you can pair them to dial up your outfit with ease. Of all of 2017’s fashion trends, ruffle tops are still enjoying a gripping moment of glory in the fashion spotlight. Not only are they extremely fun to wear, they’re also highly versatile and can elevate your look in no time. The characteristic frills are distinctly feminine and you can pair them to dial up your outfit with ease.

The trend this season is tops with ruffles down the middle, on the sleeves, along the hem or even those that are ruffled all over. As a more adventurous alternative to basic tees, you may choose to go subtle by avoiding the bouncy flairs.

It may evoke a strong sense of nostalgia of your younger self and the ruffle top fashion is going to make you feel quintessentially comfortable. Like Yves Saint Laurent famously said “Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it”; carry your ruffle top look in style.

Ruffle blouse’s claim to fame came in the aristocratic era and has evolved as a strong high-fashion transformation as top designers of the world have used ruffles, large frills, and well-thought-out bounce. The trick is to avoid wearing a limp, half-done ruffle and instead, let the ruffle be the central point of focus. You must ensure that the ruffle looks dramatic yet structured.

Talking of different ways to ace your look, here are the top 3 ways to wear ruffle tops:

1. Fluffy ruffles with a fitted bottom

Fashion Rulebook 101: Match voluminous apparel with more fitted pieces, to create a sleek, well-complimented look.
Incase your figure is lean and angular, pick a blouse with ruffled sleeves and match it with fitted pants/ shorts to create a well-proportioned, shapely appearance.

2. The Off Shoulder Look

The 80’s inspired off shoulder look has got everyone hooked. Most off-shoulder tops come with ruffles or other frilly elements to elevate the style quotient of the overall outfit. This also adds a pinch of much-loved retro fashion. Tops with voluminous frills across the garment – like the one pictured above by Cover Story India – are a great way to make your OOTD more stylish, taking direct inspiration from London’s latest fashion trends.

Pro Tip – Balance out the drama of large ruffles with geometrically structured accessories and skinny jeans.

3. Embracing the print

Printed, patterned tops can be made all the more exciting with statement ruffles. You must remember to avoid wearing ruffles with large-scaled prints as this may highlight your problem areas. Choose prints that best suit your body and don’t shy away from a little experiment every now and then.

A well-structured ruffle can effortlessly fill the shoes of a statement handbag, chunky jewellery or a pair of heels. You can choose from a wide variety of ruffle tops, designed to suit varying body types; there’s a ruffled look for everyone as long as you keep it fun and enjoy yourself.

Sarah Burton makes a statement about female power with her latest interpretation of Alexander McQueen’s legacy.

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I’m going to let you all in on a little secret to spring solstice success: Cedar. Wood. Chips.

It was cedar wood chips and their attendant aroma—spunky! Raw!—that filled the inside of a Brooklyn Navy Yard warehouse on Monday evening, piled into little and big hills by the artist Smiljan Radic. Perhaps because it was the first day in New York that really felt like spring, the atmosphere seemed fresh, like we ourselves were daisies popping out of snappy green stalks popping out from the stinky rich soil. The mind starts to run wild with an overpowering scent like that: preservation. Treasured garments tucked away for safekeeping. Freshness. Earth! LIFE!

The impetus for this room of wood chips: an Alexander McQueen show. Season: Fall 2022. Celebrities like Honor Swinton Byrne (daughter of Tilda in real life and in both parts of Joanna Hogg’s auto-fiction-cinematic masterpiece The Souvenir), Letitia Wright, and Evan Mock meandered around the chips like fashion shepherds in McQueen duds. It used to be that brands dressed one or two celebrities in the designer’s most obvious clothes and plunked them all lined up next to each other like a class picture. Now, the term “friend of the house” (which is sometimes a euphemism for someone who’s paid to be there, and sometimes not) has expanded into something like community, and often they’re wearing pieces about to debut on the runway or the brand’s most eccentric offerings. Everyone from Eckhaus Latta and Collina Strada all the way up to Balenciaga has been doing this, and it has the effect of closing the loop between the runway and the audience, and reminding us how clothes exist in the “real world.”

Burton doubles down on beauty and power—her strength is, well, female strength.

The purpose of this community of wood-chip enthusiasts? Well, that part was a little more of a puzzle. It was a week after the fashion month rat race ended, and miles from creative director Sarah Burton’s London hometown. Backstage, she spoke about how Lee McQueen showed twice in New York, and how the house had always felt welcome there. The sharp tailoring and leather meanies of her collection were meant as a sort of tribute to that spirit. More to the point, though, the house held a separate show just for clients later in the evening, and a rollicking dinner the night before. And if you go into Bergdorfs or Saks, Alexander McQueen has a healthy amount of square footage. You can see why: the clothes are cut to perfection, and they have an attitude. And New Yorkers have attitude—remember?

Onto the clothes: Sarah Burton will never have the razor edge of Alexander McQueen. And she shouldn’t, and we shouldn’t ask her to. As much as I see people my age and younger pining for the late designer’s controversial, boundary-pushing runway shows (which at various times put models in African, Japanese, and Chinese-inspired clothes and often explored imagery of torture), I’m not sure we actually want them. At the very least, we haven’t nurtured an environment that encourages ambivalent ideas. Loewe, with its pagan togs and broken-egg heels, and Balenciaga, with its vast shows that smack of global menace, are the only brands who really go there any more, and the latter this season sent many young people clutching at their pearls.

Instead, Burton doubles down on beauty and power—her strength is, well, female strength. That’s a message that a male designer can’t really access. In Monday’s collection, the suits had strong shoulders that derived their power from roundness and structure rather than broadness and motorcycle jackets and dresses in thick and supple leather. Some models had long hippie hair; some had buzzed heads. She offered the first compelling women’s tuxedo looks I’ve seen leading up to awards season, one with a ruffle that exposed one shoulder and another with a little spangly tube top. (Wouldn’t it be cool for an actress to show up to the Oscars in a suit that fits her like a glove, suggesting she’s there because it’s a business obligation?).

The end of the show featured a number of dresses that seem destined for a red carpet (and perhaps the idea of putting a ton of fantastical dresses stateside in the weeks leading up to the Academy Awards was part of Burton’s thinking). There was a mushroom one with long fringes that bounced trippily; there was a mottled sequin ribcage with a tulle exoskeleton. But the stronger statement came at the beginning of the show, when wildly ruffled ball dresses in tea-length shapes, styled with motorcycle boots worthy of a real speed demon, alternated with aggro leather dresses and spiffy suits. The beauty and the beast are one–which is classic McQueen.

Ugh, “classic McQueen.” I sort of hate phrases like that; why are we still asking designers to reinterpret codes that were created long ago? Is it really worth getting angry or indignant over whether the current creative team at Dior or Balenciaga is accurately updating ideas created when you had to pick up a telephone to tell someone their art was offensive? Maybe Burton’s task is the exception. A woman of warmth and wisdom, she has a precarious and frankly unusual role to fulfill: her many customers actually remember McQueen’s work well (he was one of the first designers to have truly devoted buyers), as does the younger cohort of fashion fanatics, many of whom found their way into fashion through the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s post-posthumous exhibition on Lee. And she has to continually bring it to the fore, not as a jazzy young creative director reworking “the codes of the house,” but as a creative person intimately acquainted with her former boss’s beliefs and obsessions. Hence, for example, the graffiti-covered suits in Monday’s show, which began with Shalom Harlow in the Spring 1999 show, when her pure white dress assaulted by two demonic paint-spewing snakes in the finale. (I’m just telling you…if someone did that today…I don’t even want to think about the hot take tweets. And I’m not saying that because I find it offensive—I think it’s a mighty gesture about the demonic relationship any fashion lover has with clothing and identity!)

The clothes are always tributes, sure, but more importantly, they’re an expression of Burton’s own role as caretaker. They are almost maternal in their creation, though their effect is sophisticated and can also look lively and youthful. I loved the way those wild ruffles looked on a model with a shaved head: naughty and romantic. I can’t think of another designer who’s responsible for making fashion in such a tense but tender way; probably only Virgil Abloh’s team at Off-White knows the sensation. I would guess her clients find a lot of meaning in it—this show of strength that isn’t really muscle, but maybe more like courage and intelligence. That feels as organic as the potent scent of cedar.

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S ome trends fade while others are here to stay. One such trend in the fashion world seems to be ruffles, which keep popping through the seasons. Whether it is on the runway or on a hanger somewhere in Mumbai’s fashion street, this is one style that refuses to go away.

But while ruffles can look really good on you sometimes, there are times when they could go oh so wrong! We decided to see how Bollywood wears its ruffles. Don’t forget to tell us which one rocks your boat.

We begin with the lovely Aishwarya Rai Bachchan whose marriage to Abhishek seems to be agreeing with her.

In fact, Abhishek accompanied his lovely wife to this year’s Cannes film festival where she made quite a stir in this strapless white Roberto Cavalli train gown.

While Ash has been known to ruffle quite a few feathers with her earlier fashion disasters at the festival, this year she seems to have gotten it right.

Fashion queen

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F ashion gave Priyanka Chopra much needed exposure. Her acting skills as well as fashion sense were applauded. She even managed make this frothy concoction look sexy.

Pink showstopper

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N ow this is what we call a showstopper. Mandira Bedi works the crowd with this pink-meets-silver high gloss gown with a ruffled border.

Cool Kat

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N othing fazes Katrina Kaif . Not even wearing this scarlet creation designed by Ritu Beri’s during a fashion show.

Short ‘n’ Spicy

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H ad enough of gowns? Try going short as Shriya Saran did in this short halter neck dressy number in blue.

Ruffled sister

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L ooking for something shorter in ruffles? Then why not pick a top like Shilpa Shetty’s . Team it with low-waist jeans and a funky belt and you’re ready to go.

But we wouldn’t recommend sister Shamita ‘s one dimensional horror.

Instant glam

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A nother way to dress up your Levis is to do like Sonam Kapoor — team it with a stringy halter neck style top in pristine white with ruffles running down the front. Instant glam!

Rock goddess

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W ho knew ruffles can be edgy. Kangna Ranaut brings out her rock star goddess in this chic leather-look short dress.

Boho chick

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N ot a fan of layered ruffles? How about just one along the border like this crisscross top worn by Deepika Padukone?

Feelin’ blue

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W e’re on the fence about Neetu Chandra’s outfit. Maybe if she gets rid of the belt we’d warm up to it

Bips goes pink

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B ipasha Basu strikes the right balance between sexy and chic in this pink top with tiny ruffles.

Less is more

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W e threw in this outfit worn by Raima Sen as a warning of how NOT to wear ruffles. Less is more, people.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

HOW TO MAKE RUFFLES Part II: THE CIRCULAR RUFFLE.

In my last post I showed you how to make a ruffle using a straight strip of fabric. Today I will show you how to make the circular ruffle.

Start off with a half a yard of fabric, (unfolded, so you are only cutting and drawing on one layer). In the middle of the fabric, pin your tape measure at the 0 mark through the fabric and into the surface underneath. I like to work on carpet or a a cardboard cutting mat so that the pin will stand up on its own. If you dont have a soft surface like that, you may have to hold the pin in place with your non-writing hand.

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Next, we draw the inner circle. I am marking at 1 1/4″. The smaller you make this circle, the tighter/more compact your ruffle will be. Walk the tape measure around full circle marking about an inch apart.

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Next we determine the width of the ruffle. I am making my ruffle 4 3/4″. Remember, when marking the outer circle/width of ruffle, you measure the width from the inner circle, not from the 0 mark on the tape measurer. (So I am measuring 4 3/4″ from the 1 1/4″ mark, making the distance from the 0 on the tape measure to the outside circle 5″). Again, walk the tape measure full circle, marking an inch or so apart. Connect the dots so that you have two clear circles.

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Next, cut out the outer circle. Cut a straight line into the inner circle and cut out inner circle.

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Straighten out the circle ( i just pinned it to the carpet so you can get the idea). The circle becomes a ruffle. Now you can sew this ruffle onto whatever you are making! Keep in mind though that you want to keep the inner edge straight in order to get the full ruffle effect.

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A couple of tips:

Different fabrics will give you different effects. In this practice dress, I am using a silk organza for my circular ruffles. The silk organza gives a very airy and bouncy feel to the ruffles. The serged rolled hem is a perfect way to finish off silk organza and will give the edges a lettuced effect. I also used a contrasting thread color in order to make the edges pop.

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Another dress where I used circular ruffles, in the collar piece and the hemline.

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Again, another piece using circular ruffles. This is a heaver weight fabric, almost like a duck cloth. The fabric helps create a more structured/sculptural ruffle.

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Circular ruffles were very popular in 1930’s. The patterns below show different ways in which they were used. In both of these patterns the dresses use circular ruffles that have a larger inner circle . note how the ruffles seem to be more like waves.

This is a 1930’s inspired wedding dress that I did. I used circular ruffles with smaller inner circles, giving more compact ruffles. Again this type of ruffle eats up a lot of fabric. including the lining, I probably used 25 yards of fabric to create this! Because both sides of these ruffles are visible, they are all lined so that the underside is as pretty as the outer side.

If you dont cut out the inner circle, you can bunch the circles together to create organic looking ruffly shapes.

This method is used in the Marchesa dress below:

Circular ruffles with a larger inner circle were used on this wedding dress to create waved ruffles.

Same concept here.

Circular ruffles are used quite a bit in flamenco dresses and apparel.

These pieces make me wish I were a flamenco dancer:

These pictures show how circular ruffles can be quite fluid. They dance and bounce, float and flutter. Straight ruffles are much more rigid.

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Ruffle Mini Skirt

Is anyone else completely ready to say bye to the cold weather?! Me too! I have got spring break vacation on the brain a lot lately! With spring break and spring fashion on the brain I thought I’d share the must have ruffle mini skirt with you all today. It is for sure going to be a spring essential to have in your wardrobe! This skirt is a GREAT DEAL so I’d scoop it up before it sells out!

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The other weekend Chris and I went to the mall to pick up his contacts so while we waited “we” decided it was the perfect time to do some shopping. Did you catch the “we” part lol it was all “me”. I couldn’t help it I needed to see what spring items I could find! Luckily I stumbled upon this ruffle mini skirt and am complete sure that this is the skirt of my dreams!

You all know I love a good deal and guess what this mini skirt is under $50. If it came in another color I would have gotten that one as well! Floral skirts and mini skirts are always an essential when it comes to spring fashion so if you are looking for a new one this one is FABULOUS! This one has a darling rose bud print along with a tiered effect and a side ruffle detail that is hard to say no to.

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How To Wear Mini Skirts

I’m all about those everyday looks so you know I have you covered when it comes to ideas! Must have ruffle mini skirts like this are great to wear right now and later! Until it gets warmer you can wear your skirts with chunky sweaters and a peacoat. Then transition your skirt later on with lighter sweaters, t-shirts and pair with either a denim jacket or trench coat. I opted to go with this white long sleeve top, brown boots and wide brimmed hat.

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Now that you have seen the must have ruffle mini skirt are you ready to covet them all? I don’t blame you! I went and found a few more that are under $100 just incase you needed more then one.

I hope you all had a great weekend! Ours was a bit scary on Sunday! If you saw my stories then you saw that we had to rush our pup Riley to the ER because he ate grape which is very toxic to them. They were able to help and he is doing fine we just have to monitor him for the next few days. Our fur babies are life so it was for sure a whirlwind of a day! Other then that I’m headed over to see my mom later today to help her plan her outfits for a trip to Panama she has coming up!

PS You can see a previous Panama Post HERE! Ahh such a fun trip!