22 September, 2018
It is almost a month now that I have not been very active on the blog. If you follow me, you might have seen a decline in the number of posts that I put on my social media handles. But I promise it is not another Social Media Detox for sure. I am working on some great stuff that I want to share with you all as soon as possible and that kept me a little occupied. While the great stuff is still in the making, I have come up with another fashion post unveiling the ways you can wear the “ruffle” look. Last year I happened to put up a post on Instagram where I donned a ruffle skirt and it instantly got reposted on many fashion pages. Back then I knew that ruffles are going to be one of the snazziest fashion choices in 2018 but I did not know that a simple ruffle skirt can create a ripple, that I would encounter ruffles in every fashion runway. If you don’t recall the post (and for the ones who are new to my blog), here is that picture.
Ruffles have always been a fun way to spruce up an otherwise plain blouse, skirt or dress, but how we wear ruffled clothing is very much dependent on body type and what they’re paired with. In this post, we’ll run you through how to make ruffles flatter and work with your shape.
Ruffles add a jazzy focal point to a blouse or shirt, meaning that you can pick the style dependent on what you’re looking to highlight. For example, horizontal ruffles will work best with a smaller bust, working to add volume, whereas women with larger busts may want to opt for vertical ruffles, to prevent bulkiness. If you’re looking for something a little subtler, however, ruffled sleeves are the way to go.
Similarly, to blouses, ruffled skirts can work in the favour of either fuller or narrower body shapes. Broader hips work best with a ruffled hem at the bottom of a knee-length or maxi skirt to better flatter a curved figure. For women with narrow hips, however, a skirt with tiered ruffles can add volume and shape to an ensemble. Both types of the skirt should be paired with a simple, fitted top to keep things casual.
Ruffled dresses should be used to balance out the wearer’s curves. For instance, if one area of the body is smaller than another, use a dress with ruffles that will bulk out the smaller part for a symmetrical look. If you’ve got an hourglass figure, then be sure to balance out the ruffles on both the bust and waist. All shapes should beware of dresses with tiered ruffles from top to bottom: these work best with rectangular body shapes and will add unflattering bulkiness to most women.
In general, ruffles are best paired with plain, structured designs so as not to overload an outfit. Keeping accessories simple is also a must. We advise avoiding jewellery in areas close to the ruffles, like necklaces with a ruffled shoulder or bracelets with a ruffled sleeve. Shoes should also be kept simple yet strong. An edgy platform or chunky boot contrasts with the girlishness of ruffles, working to round off your look.
In terms of colours and design, it’s always best to limit yourself to plain colours in a ruffled outfit so as not to overdo it. Patterned pairings can be a visual overload, or worse, they can distract your carefully thought out ruffles.
I hope that you enjoyed reading this post and will surely give the Ruffle trend a try before this year ends. Do let me know your thoughts on this trend in the comments section below. Additionally, if you have any questions, drop ‘em below and I will revert at the earliest possible. Feel free to share the joy with your girl bosses and keep slaying as you always do.
Until next time,
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