Ruffles have been all over the catwalks and the low cost companies have used them to give us an affordable chance to look amazing and trendy. We can see this stylish new trend on anything from t-shirts and shirts to skirts, dresses and jackets. Used well, ruffles can create a sophisticated and chic look for any occasion.
The most important tip I can give you to make the most of this trend is to know your body type. This is essential to using ruffles draw attention to your assets and disguise your flaws. Have a look to my post Know your body type. If your body has a triangle shape you should wear ruffles to balance it by using them on the upper part of your body. Opt for shirts or t-shirts with ruffles over the shoulders and avoid pieces with ruffles on the waist line. If your body is an inverted triangle my recommendation is to use ruffles on your waist line. In this case there are plenty of options but the best one is the peplum. Peplum gives you volume in this area so it will make your figure look balanced. If your body has a rectangle shape then use the ruffles to add volume in you upper and/or lower body but, be gentle: you don't want to look like you are wearing a costume! Oval body shaped girls should be careful when using ruffles. My advice is to wear dark colours and avoid adding volume either on the top and on the lower body. If you are one of these girls and really would like to try ruffles, use peplum on your waistline (always dark colours!).
But if you are one the lucky girls to have the perfect body (hourglass) you can use ruffles as you wish! Just use them to accentuate your figure!
|Zara & Blanco|
You don't know how to use ruffles? Well that's easy! You could look chic and fabulous by wearing a ruffled top with a pencil skirt or trousers to go to work or with a pair of jeans to go out with your girlfriends. Ruffled dresses could be a great option for events. They give you a sophisticated and chic look and are very trendy. Check out these looks I've created for you, I hope you like them!
|Leather jacket, bag & shoes, Zara. Jeans & necklace, Mango.|
|Skirt & bag, Zara. Shirt, Mango. Necklace, Blanco. Flats, Asos. Sunglasses, Gucci.|
|Dress at lipsy.co.uk. Shoes & clutch, Zara. Earrings at mimco.com.au|
|Dress at www.johnlewis.com. Bag at www.oasis.com. Shoes Guess.|