Ruffles are everywhere this season, but if you don’t know how to wear them correctly this seemingly harmless trend can easily add 10-20 pounds to your figure (and that’s before indulging in a single slice of pumpkin pie!)
However, if you do know how to wear ruffles to your advantage, they can add a fun kick to any outfit and set you apart from the pack. The main thing to remember about this trendy trimming is that ruffles will ALWAYS add bulk anywhere you place them on your body. So if you’re one of those lucky and rare souls who needs to pack some pounds around your hips, wearing anything ruffly around your derriere is the way to go. However, if you’re just a regular gal like most of us – trying to enjoy life and forget about the leftover Halloween candy you ate when you thought no one was looking, you’ve come to the right blog. Here’s how to have your cake (or Snickers bar) and eat it too- when it comes to adding ruffles to your wardrobe…
Location, location, location! Location is key when employing this frilly, girth-giving embellishment. As you can see in the before photo of Ruth below, ruffles placed across her stomach and hips make her look sizes bigger – not to mention years older and “style-challenged” to boot. (and I’m not just saying that because she’s my sister). In the “after” photo she’s simply moved those ruffles up to less-problematic area of the body and voila – she’s looking like the new spokesmodel for Jenny Craig! Not to mention she’s got her style back and has just subtracted 10 years off her birth certificate.
Note that the “before” outfit cost a whopping $1200 – which goes to show that spending a lot of money on your clothes does not always guarantee style. However, knowing how to wear the latest styles and trends is … priceless.