There is no doubt there is a ruffled summer ahead of us. It often seems to me that fabrics have a life of their own, when they dance and move around me as I walk, forming new voluminous shapes. An abundance of fringe helps to make sure that ordinary jeans no longer seem plain, and ruffles take us way back into the past, where we get to discover Victorian style and dive into new dimensions of time. Everything is large, noticeable, and significant; most of the action is happening at the sleeves, and a blouse is a piece you simply have to have.
Lace or silk, styled with either jeans or pencil skirt (to achieve contrast in volumes), ruffled blouses are becoming more and more popular due to their versatility. You can wear them for daytime or evening occasions, they even look great in a sporty version, which seem like T-shirts, perhaps with a row of buttons in the back. Either way, they’re a fine choice, which speaks of style. If you keep a low key with the ruffles, you’ll be able to wear them for a long time to come, because a ruffled shirt is timeless, and looks great underneath a blazer or leather jacket, a trench or a coat. It can also make a nice statement simply worn individually.
Opt for a ruffled maxi skirt and style it with a ruffled blouse for maximum effect and the perfect Boho style, just mind the size of the ruffles. Oversized version looks gorgeous, but it’s more appropriate for a formal occasion. The sleeves allow for the most experimentation, because that is where the ruffles relax and become thicker. ¾ sleeves are fashionable and you can wear them already, in the anticipation of summer. There are no limits as to the colours: anything goes and everything looks good, especially pastels, as well as black, when you want to make the most of your sensuality.
Another piece of advice: a ruffled blouse falls the best, when it’s made of a soft material; and while cotton versions look beautiful, they’re the most demanding when it comes to ironing.