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The long and short of it: Sara Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone rock ruffle with style

As 2019 readies to come to a close, we realised that this might just be the year of ruffles. From tiered gowns, cutesy dresses, interesting sleeves and collars, ruffles have been seen on a plethora of celebrities at international film festivals,and celebrity spotting.

Did you know that historically, ruffles were unisex? The first recorded history of ruffles goes back to 16th Century Spain when soldiers in the battlefield wore layered clothing with slashed sleeve ends to reveal the clothing underneath. Garment makers would then see these together with strings which when pulled together would give an interesting ruffled appearance. The Bard of Avon, William Shakespeare and Queen Elizabeth I are also known to have worn ruffled clothing.

While thiswent out of vogue for a while, it saw a huge comeback in Spring/Summer 2016 fashion shows when popular brands like Gucci and Balenciaga reintroduced the ruffles on the ramp. The look has since made its way to other global brands and across attires.

Marc Jacobs closed New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2020 recently and we saw a plethora of ruffled gowns, feather-work incorporated in the that made an appearance at this season’s fashion week that sets the other global fashion weeks in motion.

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