One of my favorite childhood memories is crying everytime my mother put me in anything that wasn’t a party dress. I was the all-time girly-girl. Apparently somethings never change. Ruffles, frills, pleated cloth, bows and ribbons I had it all. Truth is, I still do.
Since hitting the runaway last September spring has been a charade of delicacy and drama appealing layers of oversized ruffles. Seen on everything from crop tops to long-sleeved coats, blouses, dresses and even some skirts. The main difference between then and now is this once limp and flouncy bohemian style has been traded for structured, voluminous and exaggerated pieces. These pieces reveal a new decade with a more modern, chic refined edge.
There is no denying this once believed to be child like clothing has reinvented itself with a high-fashion makeover. Though dating back to the 14th century starting with Queen Elizabeth I moving into more modern times to Diana Vreeland in the seventies, and of course, the nineties BOSS, Kate Moss, ruffles have always be a thing. Its about sophistication while combining a little princess and a little punk.
The elegance in ruffles and frills is the drama! It is the way it frames a face, highlights a neckline, accentuates a waistline when flowing from the hips: it is the avant garde. This whimsical, romantic, feminine, playful, bold, powerful, sexy, elegant and futuristic list goes on-and-on.
Ruffles is quite possibly one of my favorite looks. The once a girly-girl always a girly-girl in me loves this trend for spring and summer which is why you’ll be seeing a lot more of where this came from. <3