Ruffle Power :
When you adorn yourself in a “ruffled” attire, you embrace a legacy! The “ruffle” was once worn by royalty of both genders to represent strength and power. They originated in Spain in the 50’s. Initially the “ruff” was a piece of clothing worn around the neck in the 16th century by the aristocrats and were made of fine linens, silk, lace etc decorated with gold, silver and fine silk. It was an important fashion accessory kept with utmost care. The “ruff” was further added to the cuffs and the sleeves of the clothes that added glamour and made a feminine fashion statement in more years to come.
Ruffles became quite a rage in the pop culture in the 70’s, famously called the “Puffy Shirts” and more so the “Poet Shirts”. And look at them today – ruffles aren’t going anywhere – they have successfully ruffled the test of time and look so stylish even in the existing hour. They add an unmatched oomph to an attire. Both men and women can wear them effortlessly.
My mind propels me to think of the glamorous Flamenco Dancers in their flattering cuts and sultry flowing ruffles, creating euphoria among the people. Yes! Ruffles do have that magic!! A ruffled shirt makes you look regal if worn to match the occasion. Enchanting designs by Dolce and Gabbana, Jenny Packham, Alberta Ferretti, Roberto Cavalli, Altuzarraand many more have revived the Spanish glamour fabulously.
I fused my wrinkled frill shirt with my favourite High- Low flounce skirt from Sandro. It adds style with a hint of sensuality. You can also wear a ruffled shirt with flared denims and look retro. Or team this skirt with a classic well fitted shirt and look chic.
My shoes add an edgy vibe to the apparel which reflects my assertive disposition.
Enjoy the look and don’t forget to smell hypnotic!
Photograph : Natasha Adnani