Frilled dresses have been an integral part of any women’s wardrobe since time immemorial. Like some evergreen beauties even frill dresses are here to stay and will never be out of fashion. A frill is usually a strip of pleated material that is used as a decoration or a trim to enhance the beauty of a plain piece of cloth. Frills can be ruffled, gathered or with a pleated border and projection that are added as a surface-ornamentation for garments to give extra body, it is usually gathered at one end and left loose on the other. The two major types of frills that are commonly used in dresses are; Peplum- It is a flared ruffle that is attached to the waistline and Gauffer/Goffer – It‘s a frill made by pressing pleats.
Frills seemed to be amiss from the fashion circuit for a brief period but have made a resounding comeback. All the biggest fashion weeks hosted by top-notch elite designers, all over the world have included frills in their dresses for this season. Strident frills that are clearly visible and not limited to narrow trims as in the traditional manner, are the hottest new trend for this season. The modern spin to frills is asymmetric, uneven and completely unexpected. They make a great impact and seem to be an elegant force that needs to be reckoned with. They have such versatile look and appeal that they can make you dazzle and shine instantly at any party or event. Ballerinas, Annette and Trixie dresses all have frills. Frills are added to the neckline, hemlines, and sleeves and even in the center of the waistline to present a unique design. Some dresses have layers or panels of ruffles throughout them that are collected to make a single dress like the tutus’.
Ruffles mixed with asymmetric hemlines are added to bring out the dramatic look. Another example of the most famous frill dress that women adore is their wedding dress. No wedding gown can ever be complete without frills. It’ll be a frivolous mistake if it is missing them. Whenever we think of any bride the first image that crosses our mind is a lady in a white layered flowing frilly gown. Queens and princesses adorned frills with their royal chutzpah proudly. Frills have come a long way and have transformed themselves in various ways in every decade of each fashion year.
Frilled dresses complement each and every body-type. Choosing the right amount of frills on the correct areas can make you look like a diva spontaneously. The selection of designs and styles that comes with this segment is humongous. You can easily get tired going through the options that are available, but they won’t stop and something new is being created every single day. The colors, prints and designs are so beautiful in every single piece that you feel you can’t get enough of them. Lastly frill dresses are best-suited for all occasions and also all the age-groups according to the pattern that is selected. They go well in both the formal and casual setting. In order to experience their charisma you must try on one now, if you still haven’t invested in one.
Crystal is a fashion designer and a freelance blogger. He has quite a bit of experience in designing clothes for young ones and recently he designed a couple of frill dresses for girls.