There is absolutely no escape, frills and flounces are everywhere this season.
For years I managed to keep frilly clothes out of my wardrobe. This season the battle is lost, the flounce has won. What started of as an innocent little detail, is taking over the fashion horizon.
Frills and flounces ladies, who would have thought?
London fashion gave us all the final push, as if we needed one.
The rules of the frill
1 # Beware of anything overtly oversized if you are not supermodel tall. The taller and thinner ladies- the bigger the flounce we can carry. Smaller and stouter ladies can look comical. Not fair, I know…
2# Plissé cuffs seem to be the elegant way to wear the trend, without looking like the proverbial fashion victim. The pink jacket in the main photo is new season Chanel! The sleeves are adorable and the tuille trim is removable. Chanel at it’s best.
3# Invest in quality (look out for Chanel quality in less expensive brands, clu and Sassun being two favourires) perhaps opt for DIY. How difficult can it be, to add a chiffon plissé detail to the cuff of a well made Henley top? A good dressmaker should be able to help.
4# Wear your frills with something unexpected. A bickers jacket or combat trousers for a modern silhouette. Avoid fancy dress Victorian clichés, it’s no time for costume drama.
Is it yes or no to the new frill?
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