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”:
And here are a few examples of ruffles that might be easier to work into an everyday wardrobe:
Does this inspire you to ruffle your spring feathers? Excited as I am about this feminine trend?