Cascading ruffles lent a romantic vibe to many collections on the runway, notably high street brands followed quickly, where they poured down blouses and dresses with tiny ruffle details on flirty romantic outfits or dark rocknroll edgy styles, making the Victorian Trend feel like a breath of fresh air.
What is the Victorian Trend? It mean layers, lace, ruffles, turtlenecks, mutton sleeves, corset sihouettles– all designed and worn into either a romatic flirty girly version of the look, or into a more dramatic style, even edgy, with a dash of punk or rockroll.
Hello Downton Abbey and those dainty lace outfits, those beautiful embroidered necklines and pearls and flirty subtle ruffles. We clearly want to travel in the past, might as well climb the fashion broom stick sand go all the way to Victorian Age.
How to wear Victorian Trend in 2016?
The easiest way is a lace turtleneck ruffled white shirt, that looks fab with mom jeans, or cutoffs (for a cool casual style), or high waisted pants for office par example.
For a dramatic feminine but opulent take add pearls, and black velvet, and massive rings, and huge earrings a la Dolce and Gabbana.
For edgy styles that are more punk inspired opt for tiny round shades, and huge black hats, cowboy boots, and tons of jewellery. This is also a very spot on festival look.
And then there’s the simple Victorian take: a bit of sheer, white lace, ruffles in either a shirt, a dress, a skirt. Paired with a denim item it’ll be a very chic fresh look.
What I love about this trend is its ability to look dainty and feminine OR dark and literally Victorian period inspired. I love the look paired with black and dark bold lips.
It’s the perfect way to sweeten up any look. For a night out, slip on an off-the-shoulder ruffled dress or style a girly top with a pair of fresh white skinnies. Too sweet for your taste? Modernize the flounce with menswear elements, like with tailored trousers and brogues, or topped with a sharp blazer.
Sunglasses: Salvatore Ferragamo
Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo
Image Courtesy: Neha Pandey Photography