It began last fall. Runways showcasing the hottest looks for Spring 2018 were simply awash in ruffles – from skirt hems, to sleeves, to pant details, plus more. (Click here to see highlights.)
Sometimes, runway looks carry concepts a bit too far. But, even as Spring 2018 ready-to-wear pieces have become available, ruffles are still larger than life… and not always in a good way. For example, the all-over ruffled skirt from Christopher Kane visually adds at least 15 lbs. The multi-tiered, multi-ruffled maxi dress from Erdem has a distinctly granny vibe. And, the pieces from Simone Rocha are simply confusing.
So, what’s a girl to do?
If you want to add some ruffles this spring, go with one simple piece. Try a ruffled pant detail (I like the new cropped trousers from Quiz Clothing) or a skirt with a ruffled flounce (like this one from Tahari).
Another top pick is this cardigan from Unibelle. This is a classic, open-front cardigan that provides the perfect finishing touch for almost any outfit. It works with everything from a printed, sleeveless dress for the office, to a white tank top and jeans for the weekend.
Why do I love this cardigan? The cropped style is so flattering! Plus, the poly-Spandex blend and ¾ sleeves make this piece useful for three seasons. I chose classic black, but it is also available in red, navy, and apricot.
A few notes. First, my cardigan arrived incredibly wrinkled. But, because of the fabric, I didn’t want to iron it. My clothing steamer worked wonders and the wrinkles just fell out. But, do not iron this piece.
Next, to keep it looking it’s best, do not wash in hot water or tumble dry. And, never use bleach.
Finally, when ordering, order up one size. This piece tends to run small. But, ordering up one size gave me a perfect fit. There is a special size chart if you have any questions about exactly which size to order, or are having difficulty deciding between two sizes.
This open-front cardigan retails for $19.89 on Amazon. And, I think it’s the perfect way to embrace ruffles this spring in an elegant, classic way.
To see other affordable, on-trend looks from Unibelle including blouses, jackets, dresses, and so much more, click here.
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DISCLAIMER: No financial compensation was received in exchange for this post. I did, however, receive a sample of the cardigan in order to fully evaluate the product and provide an honest review. Regardless, I only recommend products or services that I believe will be good for my readers.