Wednesday, September 9, 2009

trend watch: RUFFLES

Ruffles are all the rage!  But be careful, you don't want to over do it or you'll end up looking like a clown.  Ruffles are best when they are simple.  Joan loves a subtle ruffle trim around an edge of a garment.

For example ruffles look great around the neck edge.  Emma Roberts gets it right with a feminine ruffle detail around the neckline of her shirt to spice up a simple pair of jeans and a blazer.  To get Emma's style try the Lizzie Parker Ruffle Blouse (seen here).

Another way we are seeing ruffles used is around the edge of a tube top.  Kate Beckinsale looks gorgeous in a simple tube dress that has one wide ruffle around the top edge.  Get a similar look with Jenny Han's Ruffle Tube Top (seen here). 

People often think of ruffles as just residing around the neck of a garment but they can look beautiful at the bottom edge of a skirt or dress, as seen here on Rumer Willis.  A knee-length dress with a simple, wide ruffle is very feminine and sexy.  To get this look try the Lizzie Parker Ruffle Dress (seen here) which has a subtle wide ruffle on the bottom edge as well as the neckline!

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