Today’s post will be about ruffles, yes ruffles, the floaty, romantic trend that always been classically stylish (when carried out correctly)
One exception includes purposely of looking like a ‘toddler & tiara’ pageant mess.
When the SS17 show season had come to an end, a clear trend from the catwalks was the ruffle. Big, small, neat or in disarray, clean lines had been banished. Brands opted for a playful and feminine way of dressing.
The historically childlike detail has gotten a high-fashion makeover during the last couple of seasons, with top designers like Miu Miu, Marni, Marc Jacobs, Simone Rocha, and more showing pieces with exaggerated ruffles, voluminous frills, and structured flounce.
I remembered I had purchased some tops with touches of ruffles from Topshop, a good few years ago. I recall rummaging through my wardrobe and half of the ruffle esque clothing I had purchased were slightly hideous. The other half was dramatic and were like hanging pieces of art. My rule of thumb is to go with the most austentacious kind.
At the shows I remembered how I saw how talented designers brought them back to life. I am a colossal supporter of style over trends. This new wave of millennial fashion has brought about a new fresh image of ruffles that are far from repetitive. With the exciting rise of Bloggers, it’s great to sit back and observe the many unique ways in which they can be worn.
I am very happy to see the variety not only on high fashion Runways but on the everyday high street that have brought a new lease of life to ruffles. The various colour and shapes have been crafted completely different to how they had previously been looked and styled.
The Rumba dress, also known as the Bata Cubana, has become an iconic symbol of Cuba. The dress, which evovled from a mixture of African, Spanish, and Taino culture, is a go-to for special celebrations and performances. The heavy use of ruffles has always been at the back of my mind and the Cuban dress always reminded me of them. I wondered when they would return. I’m so glad they have.
I went with this coat from Zara and duped it as a dress, so that I could use It as both
The bag is a mini lady Dior (of course) and the shoes are from Gianvito Rossi.
P.S Planning my Wedding has been HARD
Until next time Mermaids and Mermen,