Ruffles will be hailed as a dramatic and definitive style of 2019. This lovely look has us all ruffled up.
Frilly flounces recently swished onto the international catwalk and now this fashion statement which was first seen during the ‘40s and ’50s, with origins in the 16th century, is even more fabulous. Finely frilled through to oversized big and billowy, this exciting trend is blowing the straight edge right out the window for a while.
Floaty ultra-feminine ruffles are adding drama to the edging of crossover dresses, through to bell-bottoms. Sleeves are even puffier than last year, adding balance to wavy fronts and hemlines of shirts, frocks and skirts. Surprisingly flattering, you can contrast by accentuating a fitted waist and hipline.
All materials are in the mix. Linen gives casual, modern structure, with ruffles seen out and about even in leather. In lace they create a new vintage boho. Romantic ruffles make us feel like screen stars and divas of the red carpet are having a ball with this playful fashion theme, with waves of silks and satins replacing bling.
They’re a glamourous frame to a sultry off-the-shoulder evening dress and create fairy-tale folds that float to the ground.