Ruf­fle de­tails will never date

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Flounce and ef­fect

To be frank, there’s noth­ing new to say about wear­ing ruf­fles. But it is worth point­ing out the ef­fect of a frill cuff or the flut­ter of a pleated neck­line, when it comes to look­ing and feel­ing fresh for a new sea­son. Ruf­fles al­ways pro­vided a way of putting a ro­man­tic spin on things, par­tic­u­larly where there’s plenty of op­por­tu­ni­ties to show­case a re­laxed take on for­mal dress­ing — out­door wed­dings and par­ties, racewear, for ex­am­ple. Sev­eral de­sign­ers this sea­son have looked to re­nais­sance-style vol­ume and drama — puffed sleeves made even more dra­matic with the ad­di­tion of ruf­fles neck­lines and cuffs. Worn with clas­sic denim, it’s a mod­ern way give a dra­matic spin on a look that’s wear­able and chic. And there are sev­eral routes you can take ruf­fles for spring. Try the flair and drama of Latin styling, with vol­ume and gold jew­ellery or ruf­fles on quaint prairie-style dresses or soft, Vic­to­rian-style ele­gance. Dan Ahwa Chaos & Har­mony heels $ 319. The Vam­pire’s Wife Re­sort 2019. Alexa Chung Re­sort 2019. Re­jina Pyo blouse, about $ 700, from Need Sup­ply.

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