A lot, or just a few ruffles... Depending on your taste you can suit this top to your style. Sewn in cotton it's perfect for summer too. Read on to see the runway inspiration behind our latest trend pattern and how to wear it for day or night.
RUNWAY: DAYTIME CHIC
left: Zadig et Voltaire; right: Menchen Tomas
Ruffled blouses haven't generally come first to mind as a ver-satile style option over the years. In many cases, it has been relegated as an accent to ultra-feminine looks or as a classic look with jeans. Luckily, a number of designers have agreed that they can be so much more – and have made their interpretations part of alternative outfits.
RUNWAY: PUMP UP THE VOLUMS
left: Isabel Marant; middle: Maisonnoée; right: Chloé
Suddenly, ruffle styles are combined with cool leather skirts (Menchen Tomas); with fringed bags and chinos in a Berber or a safari style (Isabel Marant and Chloé); absolutely mascu-line with a Stetson, suspenders and Marlene trousers (Maisonnoée); or still true to classic with jeans – though in a casual 70s look (Zadig et Voltaire). The consistent style element that this revival features, is the fabric choice. The fabric and any lace should be cotton to keep the style less sweet and romantic.
SHORT AND SWEET
This blouse with eyelet includes attached ruffles and mini gathered flutter sleeves for a style that is sweet but not overdone.
MAKE IT A PRINT!
This blouse also looks great sewn with a (Tracht) print and using a coordinating lace trim.
RUFFLES AND COCKTAILS
A classic white blouse can totally be elegant enough for a meetup with the girls, especially when you pair it with a high waisted pair of trousers like these to elevate the look. Don't forget your black pumps and a red lip!
DAYTIME RUFFLES AND FLORALS
Nothing goes better with a white cotton blouse that a vibrant print! We love this one in floral that also has a fun waistline detail. Select a color in the print that you love (other than the white) and choose your accessories based on that for a fun and flirty look that's also cohesive.