It’s all about flairs, ruffles and frills this season. Deepika Padukone rocked it at the Cannes this May when she walked the red carpet in Italian designer Giambattista Valli’s lime green outfit which was radically fluffed up with oodles of ruffles.
The look was bolder than the usual but the shutterbugs loved it and the fashion world gave it a happy nod of approval. Back home, the Lakme Fashion Week witnessed a whole lot of flounce on the runway.
Designers Anushree Reddy, Payal Singhal, Varun Bahl, and Gaurav Gupta added all the oomph they could with frills and gathers, even adding ruffles to the saree to make it all look all flirty and whimsical.
Let’s look at all the ways we can add the flounce to our wardrobe this season.
1. Ruffled Dupattas
A whole lot of drama of ruffles at the edge of the dupatta adds panache and delicate elegance to an outfit. Fabrics such as organza and tulle look stunning when experimented with ruffles and frills.
2. Ruffled Shararas
Shararas of all kinds and structure are the trend this season. Wear them in layers as designer Anushree Reddy aces this festive look and pairs it with a heavy embellished short kurta.
You can also keep it dreamy and chic as designer Arpita Mehta pairs the flared sharara with a kurta with an added flare at the end of the sleeve.
3. Ruffled Sleeves
Whatever be the length of the sleeve, ruffles add character to your outfit. Play with the layers, goffered frills, wide bells and exaggerated sleeves to make an ensemble look chic.
These dramatic decorations glam up even a plain shirt, blouse or kurta. Go fancy from delicate frills to over-the-top dramatic layered sleeves. Each look is a winner.
Kareena Kapoor Khan looks ethereal in this black stunning outfit by designer Manish Malhotra. A fine example of how adding layers to wide sleeves can make a world of difference to an ensemble.
4. Ruffled Capes
A well structured, short ruffle when added to a cape or a jacket lifts up even a plain outfit. It also has the flexibility to be worn both with Indian as well as Western wear.
When teamed with trousers, sarees, jeans, dhoti pants or even a long skirt, a ruffled cape/jacket takes the style a notch higher.
5. Ruffled Sarees
Ruffles have been flirting with sarees for a few years now. Remember the white saree of Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla label that Sonam Kapoor donned in Cannes in 2015?
This year it takes an understated and more wearable version. Flirty, fun and unapologetically feminine, the ruffled saree continues to swathe the woman with elegance and élan.
Stepping out of the esoteric reach that handloom sarees have, the ruffled saree beckons the youthful client who is mixing it with capes and belts and embracing it furthermore.
6. Ruffled Kurtas
Since frills and ruffles are a rage, kurtas cannot be spared from the trend. However, care must be taken that they do not overpower the attire. It must enhance the look with elegance and class.
Ruffles surrounding the neckline or collar is the perfect way to draw attention or one can add frills around the edge as designer Vani Vats has done in her summer collection.
Highlighted with sequined hand embroidery these asymmetrical kurtas look stunning with the frills adding an extra dimension to the kurta-dhoti salwar duo.
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