Ruffled sleeves are my new best friend, even more so with a dose of baby blue and a distressed denim jacket…
As soon as I saw this dress on the Miss Pap website, I knew it had to be mine. A soft dose of baby blue, paired with a high neckline and delicate ruffled sleeves. Perhaps it was a little hard to iron, but once it was done – it was all good.
I paired it with a distressed denim jacket, some clumpy (in a good way) boots which let me tell you, were so comfortable – I could have walked around all day in these! Then of course, a little fluffy bag for some dramatics and some funky hippy-esq sunnies, which I absolutely adore. Pop on an orange lippy and it finishes the whole thing off too. So, I’ll admit… this outfit is one of my new favourites.
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HOW TO WEAR
If you’re stuck in a rut with fashion and really want to rock the ruffle trend.. but just not sure how to start? Carry on reading!
Be brave and just do it.
I first thought that flared sleeves were not for me but then, when I brought my first dress I absolutely adored them. I now have a wardrobe full. For the first purchase, go smaller as something really subtle still creates a similar effect. Also a ruffle sleeve is slightly different to a flare and can sometimes be a little easier to wear as a starter, gradually ease yourself into that big flare. Just don’t wear your flare sleeves to dinner.. it’s a recipe for disaster.
It’s actually really flattering…
I find flare sleeves so flattering. They draw attention away from any part you want to minimise (not sure that’s the correct term, but I like it!) and instead people look at your wrists.. hey, it’s a good’un! On a dress especially, a flared sleeve can make that waist look tiny, it also gives most outfits a feminine edge. As you can see here the dress is a high-neckline but because the sleeves soften it, it creates a really feminine, girly outfit.
This post is in collaboration with Miss Pap, but all words and outfit choices are my own, of course!