So a trend has resurfaced that I am just in love with .....
Ruffles are just so feminine and fun with a touch of whimsy. That being said ...... as with most trends (as we covered in the infamous JORT post) .... there are rules.
The ruffle can be gorgeous .... but placed in the wrong area .... they are ooooh sooooo unforgiving.
Uhh...... what? Better question... why?
Or worse, too many ruffles in one look you can give the impression that you moonlight as a Colonial dinner theater actor
So without further ado here are Kendallina's rules on....
HOW TO WEAR RUFFLES
Ruffles are pretty .... but they add volume to your look .... and therefore your body shape. So it's safe to say one size ruffle does NOT fit all. Wherever you are biggest..... a ruffle should not go.
If you are "blessed" with a bigger bust, wearing ruffles will only draw more attention to the girls and probably make you look much larger than you really are .... and I'm talking in a "I ate too many Big Macs" look vs. an Instant Implant way. Instead try a ruffled skirt or something with ruffles on or skimming the shoulder.
If you have good "birthing hips", avoid skirts with big ruffles at the waist. Instead opt for a ruffled top, a skirt with a ruffle at the hem, or down the center.
You lucky ducks can pretty much ruffle it up wherever you want. If you want, you can even strategically ruffle the bust area for a boost.
A streamlined neck to hem ruffle like this is very flattering on a plus gal. This look in particular is even slimming since it goes bigger on top and then slims down as it skims the silhouette.
*Note: Plus sized ladies, you in particular should be wary of the "Overall" ruffle look. You should highlight your curves, NOT tent them.... and when you tent them in ruffle... it's just not good
Ruffles are supposed to be an accent... overdoing it is bad. Think of the ruffle as your accessory. Your jewelry should be understated. Also one ruffle at a time ladies. Ruffled top? Hold off on the ruffled skirt and shoes. The ruffle should highlight the outfit .... not take it over.
3. PAIR WITH STRAIGHT LINES
If you are wearing ruffled separates, pair pieces with tailored and tighter pieces. It streamlines the look.
4. LADIES ONLY
Under no circumstances should men wear ruffles.
What is Chinese for OH HELL NO?
Unless you are....
SEINFELD IN THE RUFFLE SHIRT EPISODE
Hope my little how-to has helped! And now for the Grand Finale .... well maybe more like a epilouge.... cause really who can beat Liberace for a Grand Finale?.... Here are some of my favorite ruffly pieces in general. Enjoy! Xoxo