When it comes to how to style ruffles, one wrong move can place it smack bang in 'little miss moffat' territory.
Today I show you my fave ruffled piece and give you my top ruffle styling tips.
1. Keep it grown up
Ruffles have that twee vibe that could quite easily translate to five year old at a school dance. To style ruffles with a sophisticated edge, opt for pieces with a little bit of sexiness. Go for something that shows a bit of bust, or even a saucy slip of the shoulder.
I may be anything but sexy, but my playsuit certainly is!
2. Little Does It
As tempting as it may be to don a head to toe ruffled dress a la Paris fashion week, I wouldn't jump right into it! Start small with little flounces of frills on hem edges, sleeves and skirts. If you dig this, go ahead and opt for full-blown frilly: all it takes is a little confidence! This girl has got it right!
3. Use Plain or Edgy Accessories
Too much sugar will make a cake too sweet, just as too many girly pieces will make a look too sweet. When you style ruffles, go for edgy pieces such as solid jewellery and oversized sunglasses to lesser the girly effect. Plain accessories will ensure that the ruffles are left to do the talking too.
4. Use Ruffles To Add Volume
If you're pear shaped, ruffles are a great way to add volume to your bust area. Opt for flowing down, vertical ruffles for a more slimming effect.
5. Neutral Does It
Prints and bright colours on ruffled pieces can easily take it to trashy-brashy territory. Keep it slick and chic by going for pieces in softer, pastel hues, blacks or greys.
6. The Smaller The Ruffles, The Easier It Is
Smaller ruffles are undoubtedly easier to pull off. If you do to style ruffles that are larger and more theatrical, keep your accessories and colour palette to a bare minimum.
Playsuit: Bardot (sold out online, but still available in store) Similar style here
Sunglasses: Mink Pink (Similar)
Clutch: Local Boutique (Almost indentical)
Choker: Colette by Colette Hayman
Are you ladies ready to ruffle it up? Give in to the frill with my picks...
Ruffles For Spring/Summer
Ruffles For Autumn/Winter
This one goes out to all my Northern Hemisphere ladies...
I apologize for my hair in these photos, the wind was not on my side haha!