I don’t usually do ‘trends’ when it comes to clothes; partly because I can’t afford to keep buying new things every season, and partly because I don’t want to end up with loads of clothes that I won’t wear again once the season is over.
That said, I’ve fallen hard for the whole ruffles thing; I’m all over frills like a rash, and think that in this case, more is more – for me, they balance out my heavier bottom half, and help to add a bit of weight to my chest and upper arms. Ever since I’ve had children, I’ve been quite self conscious of my bigger hips and thighs (probably not helped by the biscuits and Ben and Jerry’s… ahem….), and have steered towards looser fitting jeans, dreading the hotter weather arriving. I found the top in the photo above at H&M, and as soon as I tried it on, I was in love. It made me feel more confident, and for the first time in months I left the house actually feeling good. Not bad for £24.99!
There are quite a few frilly tops online, so I’ve rounded up my five favourites; from looking at the collage, it seems I’m a bit of a fan of extreme ruffling – the bigger the better, I say!
1. Tropical Print Ruffle Sleeve Top, £22.50, The Whitepepper // 2. Poplin Blouse, £29.99, Mango // 3. Layered, Pleated, Ruffled Blouse, £55, Zacro at ASOS // 4. Extreme Frill Top, £60, ASOS White // 5. White Poplin Frill Detail Collar, £32, ASOS White.