Runway to real life – how to wear ruffles

Whether delicate or dramatic, statement or subtle, ruffles are the key adornment this season. Seen cascading down dresses at Peter Pilotto, decorating shirts at Chloé and creating a peplum on sporty tops at Hussein Chalayan, it’s a detail that adds modern finesse.

While considered a flamboyant detail, ruffles can also be elegant and easy to integrate into your closet when you know how. “Balancing ornate cuts with slick, streamlined proportions is essential,” advises The Edit’s Kim Hersov. “And scaling back your jewelry to a single, statement piece will ensure your outfit looks forward-thinking, not fussy.”