The evergreen ruffles as been part of the history of fashion ever since the 16th century when Spanish soldiers wore them. Later on in the Elizabethan era, both men and women of high standing donned the ruffles. Men wore them as bow-ties and women decorated their dresses with ruffles in the Victorian era. This season, ruffles had designers at the Lakme Fashion Week going ga-ga over them. From accessories to blouses to duppatas, ruffles has made its way into all aspects of fashion.
Going for a day out with girl pals? Sport a ruffle outfit. Designer Aisha Siddique says, “These days it is both sunny as well as rainy, therefore ruffles is perfect for the season. Ruffles gives a very retro, old world charms as well as a very feminine look.” Ruffles this season has made its way into all aspects of fashion. On what’s new for this trend this season, designer Tanya Bhatt is of the opinion, “Ruffles on accessories are fun. Bags and shoes sport ruffles too this season.”
Not leaving the desi side of fashion behind, designer Narmada Priyadarshini says, “Women now-a-days do not prefer to have gold borders on the their sarees anymore. They prefer to have ruffles on their blouses and as saree borders.” Not going overboard with ruffles is the key to nailing this trend. Aisha adds, “I would love to spot an A-line skirt with a ruffled blouse or high waist trousers with ruffled shirt.” Ruffled blouses is definitely in vogue this season with many Bollywood celebrities sporting them. Narmada adds, “ A ruffled blouse with a floral or plain chiffon saree is just what you need to make heads turn.”
Be understated with this trend — both in terms of accesories, make-up, hair and jewellery. Narmada says, “Since there is so much drama going on with ruffles, just sport a earring with the hair tied into a bun or styled in curls.” Tanya concludes by stressing on the fact that one should not go overboard with ruffles by using ruffles both on the top and the bottom....