Spring/Summer 2013 Fashion Trend: Dramatic Ruffles

Forget ladylike delicate frilly details, for spring, the ruffle rides on the popularity of the peplum from the last season and emerges bigger and better. Ruffles do not just adorn the waistline or hemlines this time round, they emblazon the collar and sleeves and play up the skirt to great effect.

Both the Givenchy and Chloe runways saw models parade down in dresses with an decidedly chic ruffled bib overlay at the collar. Nicholas Ghesquiere’s last collection for Balenciaga played up the flamenco-style with thigh-high slitted, flouncy skirts – the same treatment was seen on the patterned Peter Pilotto skirts. Over at Gucci, the gowns got a decidedly royal treatment with cape-like ruffles swishing around the arms.

Wear it with: If you are undecided whether you can pull off both a voluminous top and bottom, stick with one ruffled piece and keep either your top or bottom half as streamlined as possible. The best part about a dramatised piece like a ruffled collar top? You don’t have to accessorise!

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Tianyun loves fashion like every style-obsessed girl. She documents her two-cents on everything that catches her eye at STYlewriter.com.sg.

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