Trend Report: Frills

Trend Report: Frills

Get in tune with your inner Dancing Girl emoji with this flirty and flamboyant trend.

By Caitlyn Spanner | 14th October 2015

Whether you call it frills, gatherings or flounces these charming little extras are sure to make your outfit stand out from the rest.

With Paris Fashion Week complete, many of the brands were channelling this senorita-inspired style. Balmain, Chloe, Ellery, Rosie Assoulin and Salvatore Ferragamo are several labels that showcased large dramatic ruffles and frills in their SS16 collections. These took on the form of structured, oversized ruffles at Rosie Assoulin and Ellery, small feminine frills at Alexander McQueen and floaty layers of ruffles at Balmain.

Get in tune with your inner Dancing Girl Emoji with this flirty and flamboyant trend. Look for frilled Victorian style collars, bell sleeves and ruffled trains on skirts and dresses to emulate the high end labels straight from the catwalk.

Trend Report: RufflesTrend Report: Ruffles

Frills and ruffles are also a favourite for bloggers and have been prominent in street style at all the latest fashion weeks.

The off-the-shoulder trend we covered recently is still very prevalent and a frill around the shoulders is a flirty way to pull off both trends at once. Australian label MLM executes this perfectly, along with local Brisbane labels Beginning Boutique and White Label Noba. The outcome is a relaxed beachy feel with a fashion-forward twist.

Bell sleeves have been around for a little while now and is a favourite of fashion bloggers Leandra Medine and Margaret Zhang. Rosie Assoulin and Ellery nail this trend, but if you want something local and at a more attainable price point, Sabo Skirt pulls it off well.

If you’re looking to update your wardrobe with a trend that is uncomplicated and will complement your existing items, ruffles are right on cue. They can be casual for a day at the beach or at the other end of the scale look great on formal wear. However you decide to style them, they always look fashion forward, sophisticated and provide just the right amount of femininity.

Shop our favourites!

Trend Report: Ruffles

1. Kenzo Ruffled Denim Mini Dress $372.40   2. H&M Blouse with Frills $59.95   3. Miu Miu Ruffled Cotton-Poplin Blouse $1259.04   4. MLM   5. Lisa Marie Fernandez Natalie ruffled bonded bandeau bikini $547.40   6. Sass & Bide The Great Distance Skirt $230   7. Seed Collection Cocoon Frill Top $159.95   8. Tyson and Peppa Toni Maticevski Cataclysm lilac bodice $1,595   9. H&M Jumpsuit with a cape $69.95   10. Zimmermann Lucia Embroidered 1 Pc $350   11. Topshop Tall Crinkle Bardot Playsuit $37.73  12. Seed Cutwork Off Shoulder Dress $129.95   13. Beginning Boutique   14. Michael Michael Kors Ruffled georgette maxi dress $252.70


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Article by Caitlyn Spanner

Caitlyn is just your average fashion-loving, coffee-drinking, story-writing, narcissistic millennial on the eternal search for the perfect t-shirt. On weekends you'll find her hanging with mates, enjoying an ice-cold cider or strong piccolo (depending on the weather), and searching for said perfect t-shirt. She has a passion for sustainable fashion and expressing her creativity in any way she can.


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