Trend Report: Beyonce’s Ruffles Galore
At first, it was the re-introduction of off the shoulder blouses and the office- appropriate sexiness of collarbones over cleavage.
Now, it’s off the shoulder ruffle- sleeved blouses and dresses that are now trending. Ruffles are feminine and speak literal volumes to personal style. Once a trend of the 80s has made its way back to retail, but please refrain from wearing these stylish statement blouses with “pedal- pushers”. Instead, pair your ruffle blouse with a black pencil skirt or palazzo pants. The bigger the ruffle the bigger the pattern and flare. For a business attire statement look in the boardroom, wear your ruffle look with a pair of stilettos, or aim for a cozy girl casually chic look with black or white canvas or leather vans. Let’s take major style notes from Beyonce’s Parkwood Holiday Party ensemble where she performed a full version of Daddy’s Girl and basically the whole Lemonade album in front of the very people who fuel her greatness. She chooses a Johanna Ortiz ruffle blouse and keeps increasing the volume with a ruffle asymmetrical skirt. In this case, two is better than one.