It’s difficult to feel down when you’re wearing ruffles, which is is a definite part of their appeal. They are witty and feminine, and they’re also surprisingly versatile. Zara’s striking orange dress, with its cascading frill, is the perfect barbecue dress, but will also work for Christmas parties. Similarly, Ganni’s leopard-print top, which is backless, would look lovely with jeans or a slim black pant for dinner.
The key is to keep other elements of your outfit really simple. So, a plain black cami with the Alexa skirt, or a plain T-shirt with the Lisa Marie Fernandez skirt, which is made in a light, textured linen. And if going full frill feels like too much, an accessory with a ruffled edge – like the Walnut mule or Well Made bag – is a gentle nod to the trend.
One more thing: several of these pieces are on sale – the Ganni top is reduced by 60 per cent to $90 and the mule is down to $69. Cheap frills and all that.
Styling by Tara Morris