Fashion month is back again and this time it’s celebrating everything feminine. New York, London & Milan Fashion Week all saw a rise in the trend scales of renaissance inspired ruffles set in an ultimately millennial silhouette for every style of women. Ruffles are the key trend decorating not only necklines but also skirts, blouses, pants and even jackets.

 

Setting this trend as a front-runner, Marchesa and Prabal Gurung make a case for this feminine detail as a strong component for your Fall/Winter 17/18 wardrobe. With the use of bright primary colors and a variety of fabrics, ruffles are no longer a trend only for those that identify with a romantic style. While it presents a strong case when used with delicately layered tops and dresses and impeccably frilled off shoulder blouses, this feminine trend is also noticeably styled with work wear suits, as seen on the runway, just as easily as it can be styled for a girls night out.

 

These bright and beautiful ruffles also make an easy transition into Spring/Summer as visualized on the runways of Marni, Victoria Beckham and Mansur Gavriel.

 

This trend that finds its origin in the slightly ruffled necklines of the renaissance era, has now taken a more 80’s turn with a huge increase in the size and placement of the ruffles.

 

Designers have given this trend life not only as a design component but almost as an accessory. When placed right on any garment no matter how minimal the look, the ruffle can easily make or break the style you wish to portray to the world. In simpler terms, choosing your style of ruffle is like choosing the right kind of bag with the right kind of shoes.

 

But like any other trend that has ever made its rounds in fashion, this trend is also tricky to navigate for different body types, especially because it adds volume to the figure. You should keep ruffles away from areas of your body that are already full and simply pair them with clean-cut pieces to avoid overwhelmingly loud ensembles. Instead, use styling components like hairstyle, make-up, accessories, etc to add some personality to your look.

 

The ruffles act as a focal point for your outfit, so it is always better to keep accessories away from areas that are close to the ruffle on your outfit. If you have ruffles around the neckline, definitely forego adding a necklace or long earings to your look. If the ruffles are placed around the hem of your top or at the hem of your sleeves, avoid any colorful bracelets or rings and carry a single colored clutch bag preferably in neutral tones. Style your ruffled look with a bold cat eyeliner, slicked back hair and statement earings reminiscent of the loud and fabulous 80’s to show the world the strongly independent woman you are.

 

For something a little more edgy, try pairing your ruffles with the tried and tested comfort of combat boots and a dark lip shade with a vintage paperboy hat.

 

If minimal is your way to go, keep your look light and modern by styling your hair into a simple ponytail with delicate geometric shaped jewelry and nude shaded bucket bag.
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