The only styling tricks you need to know about the SS’17 RUFFLES trend

If there is one thing that we’ve picked up from the SS’17 trend spotting, then it is to ‘banish clean lines’. Big, small and even some in complete disarray – the season is ready to embrace its most playful way of dressing – RUFFLES.

This trend is usually associated with evening wear, but over the years we’re witnessing it become more adaptable as every day wear.  It is no longer the kind that your mother used to make you wear as a kid, and we somehow cannot seem to escape its mania – Think one shoulder tops, asymmetrical dresses and voluminous skirts styled as easily as a pair of jeans.

Ruffles are big – both in terms of its popularity, and proportion. Here are a few ways to style them:

Work Wear

The best way to amp up your office wear – whether in the form of ruffled sleeves, pencil skirts, along your neckline or as a new way to style this season’s white shirtdress.


Brunch time

Ruffles are meant to add an element of exuberance to an outfit, and what better time to wear ’em if not with your girls at brunch or for shopping day out.



Add some flounce to your skirts, gowns, tops and jumpsuits to make for a perfectly feminine outfit.


As an accessory

If you’re trying this trend out for the first time, it’s probably best if you start with it as an accessory, like a scarf.



Another great way to add ruffles to your ensemble is by embracing its buoyancy by wearing it as a choker.

Here are some tricks to ace this trend –

Use horizontal ruffles to add volume to a small bust.

A well endowed bust size should go for vertical stripes.

Pair your voluminous ruffles with a structured jacket or boyfriend blazer.

When there is so much going on in the outfit, opt for a simple pair of footwear and minimal accessories.

Those with narrow hips should go for tiered ruffles to add some volume.

Pick ruffles towards your lower hem if you have broad hips.

If you don’t wish to draw attention to your thighs and calves, avoid ruffled skirts.


Image Courtesy –,,, The Telegraph,




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