Ruffle Your Feathers

Ruffle Collar

I’ve had a ball leafing through the 2013 Jan/Feb fashion magazines to pick up on spring trends from Paris Fashion Week and CHiC editors at Vogue, Glamour and InStyle.  Among my favorite looks and trends ~ the prevalence of RUFFLES ~ puts a smile on my face.  I love wearing feminine pieces and, according to the experts, you don’t have to look little-girly to pull off this spring’s sophisticated look.

Glamour noted, “When you think of ruffles, you might think of a frilly flower girl dress or that poofy frock you were made to wear on your fifth birthday.  According to Paris Fashion Week, ruffles are a match for us grown-up ladies, too!  On the Paris runways, ruffles were larger, sleeker, and used more sparingly, giving the detail a more sophisticated spin.”

Vogue agreed, “No longer hyper-feminine or romantically soft, the ruffle of spring 2013 is sculpted, purposeful, clean and often Spanish-influenced.”

The magazine included the following looks in its collection, “Positively Wearable:  Vogue’s Guide to Spring 2013 Fashion”:

Vogue - Ralph Lauren Ruffles

Ralph Lauren – Spring 2013


Vogue - Gucci Ruffles

Gucci – Spring 2013


Vogue - Balenciaga Black White Ruffles

Balenciaga – Spring 2013


Vogue - Givenchy Ruffles

Givenchy – Spring 2013


Vogue - Chloe Ruffles

Chloe – Spring 2013


Vogue - Oscar de la Renta Rufles

Oscar de la Renta – Spring 2013


Vogue - Acne Ruffles

Acne – Spring 2013


And here are a few examples of ruffles that might be easier to work into an everyday wardrobe:

White Ruffles

Ruffle NeckRuffle Pink Blouse

Ruffle SleeveRuffled Collar - Nude

Ruffled Collar and SleevesRuffle Collar Dress - Lanvin



Does this inspire you to ruffle your spring feathers?  Excited as I am about this feminine trend?

Claire Signature

2 responses

  1. You would look amazing in the Gucci dress! Where could I find the first two white blouses in the “everyday” section on the post? They look so interesting and fun!



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