Dare we call it that the ruffles trend is to transcend its in-vogue status to become a wardrobe staple? It’s definitely edging that way—and if your wardrobe now boasts more frilly cuffs and collars than minimalist details, perhaps you already know what the answer is.
We love ruffles because they have the power to lift the simplest of pieces, thus transforming the plainest of outfits. Whether it’s a little frill down a trouser leg or an unexpectedly flouncy collar popping up out of a sweater, ruffles are whimsy yet hardworking. (And when you need something to take you from your desk to an evening out, they’re just the right call.)
There are a handful of designers (such as Caroline Constas and Cecilie Bahnsen) who have made ruffles a signature style and brilliantly continue to reinvent them every season. But if your budget doesn’t stretch that far, you can still shop some affordable options from the high street. Check out the gallery below for our favourite ruffles of the moment.
The simplest of details can make the biggest of differences, so embrace wardrobe classics with a twist. Make like blogger Darja Barannik and juxtapose a feminine top with something harder-edged, like this straight-cut skirt.
Ruffled trousers are perhaps the most daunting purchase to make, but fear not. Experiment with different styles (ruffles down the leg, along the hem etc.), and you’re bound to find a pair that works for you.