It started out small: peplum shirts, peplum skirts, then flutter sleeves and tousled tops. And now ruffles are trending at full speed. Especially a certain style of ruffle top: the baby blue ruffle top with white stripes. Have you seen it? You must’ve had. From Mulberry and Michael Kors, to Zara and TopShop, all the designers are on it, we have the high street offers and the low end alternatives.
Ruffles are the one key trend for summer 2021. They amp up any necklines, jazz up any skirt or blouse and definitely pep up any jacket. However, ruffles don’t have to be a bold statement per se. A well-placed ruffle can do the job of a statement jewellery or blend effortlessly with the rest of your outfit. Here are y few examples:
1. Layered Ruffles Top
This first is the classic version of the baby blue ruffle top. The fit is perfect for any bottoms, such as light washed denim shorts, white pants or a textured mini-skirt.
Shop · Layered Ruffle and Bishop Sleeve Top (Sale!)
2. Stylekeeper The One-Shoulder Ruffle Top (Sale!)
Next, we have the ‘one-shoulder' trend in combination with the ruffle top. I personally love this top. But being petite, the ruffles can often be overwhelming, which is why you should always be careful of which part of your body it will be highlighting. The shoulder ruffles suit my frame, but they can also have the awful tendency to spread out, widening my upper-body figure; that’s why I trimmed some of the ruffles off. (Read here about how to make it petite friendly!)
3. After Market – The Off-Shoulder Ruffle Top
Third on our list, the romantic off-shoulder ruffle blouse. Great for elongating your torso and revealing a beautiful neckline.
Shop · After Market – Off-Shoulder Ruffle Top
4. Jonathan Simkhai Sleeve Ruffled Poplin Top
Next ruffle top is more focused on the sleeves, and make up for a good added accessory. Also, the high-low trim balances the volumes of this blouse.
5. TOPSHOP Stripe Ruffle Wrap Dress
Number five, the classic wrap dress. This dress shape fits and flatters every single body type, regardless of the ruffles. Perfect for a preppy weekly brunch, a daytime date or a romantic picnic.
6. Wool Crepe Cutaway Ruffle Coat
Last, the statement piece. This ruffle coat does all the talking and is the centre of attention. The perfectly symmetric ruffle along the waist pleases the eyes, and the spot-on shade of scarlet red leaves no room to any doubts.