The Shapes Of Spring To Come: Ruffles & Hemlines

Colour adds character and print makes an impression, but silhouette is the most subtly stylish way to define your new-season look, says MARIE KELLY.


Traditionally romantic ruffles now make a bold contemporary statement for this season. Architectural shapes add definition and modernity to otherwise understated pieces. The more sculptural your silhouette, the better. Take inspiration from Emanuel Ungaro's exaggerated necklines.


Off-the-shoulder ruffled cotton top, Paul & Joe, €235 at


Maxi lengths always make a strong appearance in spring/summer, and this season is no different. But at this year's shows, an ankle- grazing skirt was the most popular cut on the catwalks. For an easy summer look, choose a Chloe?-esque style skirt that balances fluidity with a flash of ankle - the most petite part of a woman's leg.

See more from The Shapes Of Spring To Come in the April issue of IMAGE magazine, on shelves nationwide now.

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