Ruffles offer a whimsy element that creates a feminine and flirty look. These voluminous flutter sleeves remind me of styles I saw several weeks ago at Anne Fontaine’s BFW show. I’ve been on the hunt for similar styles ever since the show.
For some, ruffles may seem like a difficult style to pull off. Wearing ruffles may also be reminiscent of being made to wear them as a little girl. Lo and behold! There is a way to translate this style into a mature and chic look. Combining a ruffle top with edgy denim and sexy heels keep this look from teetering on the side of girlish. This style is all woman.
Normally, I steer clear of ruffles because they are voluminous and can be less than flattering. Most styles are universally wearable; but you need to find the right way to wear them for your body. When trying to create the illusion of curves, one would wear styles that give their body volume. Ruffles are the perfect solution. If ruffles are adorn on a neckline or a skirt, this can increase the appearance of curves. Ruffles can also balance the proportions of a more voluptuous frame by strategically wearing them in a way that doesn’t add volume. You can also opt for a style that has a subtle ruffle.
If there is ever an occasion when you want to add a little drama to your look – ruffles prevail once again. These waterfall bell sleeves are statement making. I can foresee this top being in heavy rotation this season and paired with tailored trousers and pencil skirts.
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What I Wore:
Handbag: Kate Spade
Sunnies: Laundry by Shelli Segal