Thursday, February 16, 2012

Ruffle Up Some Romance...

Hi everyone! Hope you all had a great Valentine's day with your loved one or just with friends. Perhaps you discovered that you had a secret admirer all this time, or have finally worked up the courage to confess to your secret crush. However you spent the day, I hope there were many moments of laugher and giggles. If you managed to score some flowers, candy or gifts, well, that's just a bonus! :)
Many of you may have chosen to wear something in red to celebrate Valentine's Day, or perhaps a soft pastel colour, maybe sweet florals or a delicate lace? When it comes to selecting an outfit to wear for the occasion, ruffles may have crossed your mind at some point. In dress making, ruffles are just a strip of fabric, lace or ribbon that are tightly gathered or pleated on one edge and applied to a garment. 

I personally adore ruffles and the way it moves on your body. It is one of my favourite trimmings because it embodies so many feminine elements and romantic qualities. It is delicate, glamorous and sophisticated. For these reasons, it is no wonder that ruffles are always a top pick for wedding gown designers.

The modern day ruffles come in so many forms and sizes; there are the waterfall ruffles, crisp ruffles, pirate ruffles, tailored ruffles, tiny ruffles and huge ruffles. They can also be incorporated into fashion in so many ways. Around collars, down the front of blouses, on the edges of a sleeve, across a skirt, on the coat, made from leather...clearly, the options are endless.
Ok, so Valentines day is truly over, but it doesn't mean that you should also pack up your cute ruffle dress for another year too. Why not wear some casual ruffles as part of your every day ensemble? If you are conscious of  the attention it may stir up, choose some loose or small ruffles in a dark neutral colour. After all, we don't stop loving our loved one once Vday is over.

 Top: Mix, FCUK;
Skirt: H&M;
Bangle: Mouche;
Necklace & Earrings: gift;
Clutch: Michael Kors;
Shoes: Guess

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