Wanna feel like a queen as I do sometimes? Just add a hint of ruffles and puffs in your wardrobe. Though its an age-old classic trend, ruffles and puffs could beat all the latest fashion trends with its smart yet feminine appeal. If you want to flaunt a look of fragile femininity, accentuated with a shock value, nothing works better than a ruffle and puff silhouette.
For the latest fashion statement, a wave of nostalgia for primitive beauty and the grandeur of classic heritage seems to be sweeping in. And if you want to go with the flow, its time to focus on your outfit’s ruffle and puff.
Look how I have added some ruffles and puffs to my regular denims along with color block accessories and the classic charm has overpowered the casual chic! Result? Old wine in new bottle! 😉
Black Denims: Jealous
Maroon Handbag: Lavie
Maroon Belt : United Colors Of Benetton
Maroon Pumps: Colaba Causeway, Mumbai
Ruffles and Puffs White Satin Shirt: Stitched by my local tailor
Apart from that yesteryear’s feel, they add an unexpected, flirtatious touch and swirl tantalizingly around as you twirl. Designers from round the globe have highlighted ruffle and puff and used them in numerous ways, giving them their own unique definition. So, the very vintage appeal has been manipulated to offer a more unconventional look and we have got that IT look.
What Ruffles and Puffs Bring To Your Wardrobe?
Showcasing ruffles across the front makes the garment perfect for the small, slender built women as it adds volumes to their persona, especially if the outfit is close fitting. Again, it is just the thing to opt for if you wish to add a couple of inches to your bust line. Ruffles will give you that added dimension. If teamed up well, ruffles and puffs can not only add volumes to your personality but also, they could accentuate your curves to their feminine best. 🙂
Having said that, ruffles and puffs need to be carefully and cleverly handled. For one, you need to choose the fabrics that would boost that sensual appeal. Typically, georgette, chiffon, satin and silk are used with trimming of lace, net and crochet for that attractive and versatile look.
Check out my baby-pink shirt with puffed sleeves which has intricate cut work crocheted collar with delicate lace work and tone-on-tone pink and silver embroidery on the yoke.
White Leather Tote: Polo Racquet Club
Wrist Watch: Playboy
White Braided Belt: Colaba Causeway, Mumbai
Crinkled Skirt: Cheung Sha Wan Road, Hong Kong
Nude Pumps: Catwalk
Ruffles and Puffs shell pink embroidered shirt: Cheung Sha Wan Road, Hong Kong
I have tried a vibrant floral print crinkled shirt to add colors to my all the more sophisticated embroidered puffed shirt. I’ve kept all the accessories in muted shades so that the femininity of the look could whisper softly.
Ultimately, the entire purpose of opting for ruffles and puffs is to show off a touch of royalty. If you do not possess a confident body language or are hesitant with your style statement, it’s better to stay away from this kind of home-grown aristocratic look. However, if you have that courage and charisma, then let the ruffles cascade down your outfit and the puffs spell out the voluminous airiness around you! 🙂 Cheers!