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ROMANTIC RUFFLES
Posted: February 4, 2016

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Ruffle Hem Floral Chiffon
Faux Wrap Dress
Size 14 - 24W
Knit Overlay Tunic
Size 2 - 24W
Petite to 18P
Ruffled Bib
Retro Shirt Dress
Size XS - 4X
Layered Hem Blouse
Size S - 3X
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The high end Spring 2016 fashion runways were full of dramatic ruffles.  While for everyday wear the frothiest styles are too much, modified looks are trending in for both casual and business attire, in addition to special occasion wear.

Perennial spring favorite chiffons and georgettes are particularly well suited for softly romantic looks.  Look for these fabrics in soft tints, pastels, and vintage floral prints.  Chambrays and knits are adding new dimensions this year, with laces continuing to play an important role.  Stiff tulles are creating tight tiers and ruffled edges.
 

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Ruffled Chiffon Dress
Size XS - 3X
Petite to XL
Zip Front Jacket
Size S - 3X
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Size 14 - 28W
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Small ruffled plackets are particularly popular on retro flavored shirt dresses, and pin tuck blouses in stiffer fabrics such as denim and cotton broadcloths.  Stiffer fabrics are also in play with large knit layered tiers and overlays draped into large, deep ruffles on everything from jackets and tops to dresses. 

Tiered bathing suits are available in both one piece and bikini styles in a trend that began last summer and is making a strong showing for the winter resort season.

Cascading ruffles can be both minimalist in tailored shells intended for wear under career blazers to frothy confections adorning Victorian inspired looks.  Off-the-shoulder and flutter sleeves are influenced by a retro 70's vibe in both soft chiffons and stiffer cottons in everything from flirty dresses to playful rompers.

 

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Flutter Sleeve Dress
Size 14 - 24W
Ruffled Cami
Size 1X - 3X
Crinkle Georgette Blouse
Size 2 -28W
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Ruffles are set to become one of the most important trends in special occasion and formal wear.  The Valentine's Day shopping season typically debuts the softer, more romantic trends that will last through the wedding season for both bridal parties and guests.  This year we are beginning to see tiered chiffon cocktail dresses, ruffled hems, cuffs, and off-the-shoulder styles.  Some of the more interesting twists include ruffles applied on the bias.

While pink and blue as the official colors of the year will be an important part of the romantic formalwear color palette,  marigold to sunshine yellow is shaping into one of the top choices as we move into spring.  Ruffled lace and chiffon are both appearing in this bold hue. 

Floral prints never left the fashion scene for the cooler months this year, and vintage prints on light and pastel grounds with shots of dynamic reds, orange, and pinks will work well in combination with the ruffle trend.

 

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