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.


RUFFLES ARE STRUCTURED

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.

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Off-the-shoulder ruffled cotton top, Paul & Joe, €235 at net-a-porter.com

HEMLINES ARE LONG

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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