Ruffle hem ponte trousers from Topshop (£24)
We’ve all the seen the ruffled, fluted, dip them in your coffee, get them caught in the dishwasher, sleeves of the last few seasons. They are everywhere, they are lovely and they are here to stay – but it’s also the turn of the ruffle hem.
As a concept I very much like the idea of them. A black trouser with a frill at the bottom? Yes I can definitely go there. And I won’t get them caught in the dishwasher either. Well, unless I’m doing some kind of contortion whilst filling it. I shouldn’t really trip over them either, which has been known to happen with wide trousers and pointy toed shoes. Plus I can go trainers and a blazer with a slogan t-shirt, or kitten heels and a sparkly jumper. So they tick the versatile box too.
Waffle mermaid trousers from Topshop (£39)
Topshop also have this pair too, which we should all buy just because of their name. Who doesn’t want to be likened to a mermaid on a daily basis?
A closer view of the mermaid trousers
High waist circle flare trousers Topshop (£95)
You know what I just said about tripping up? I might fear for my safety in these but those who are loftier than I am could no doubt pull them off a treat. And don’t be scared of the double ruffle or fluted hem. Here the ruffled sleeve and ruffled hem have been mixed with aplomb.
I suspect that we will see these everywhere this season so keep an eye out and have a play. I have the first Topshop pair on order, so I’ll give them a go when they arrive and let you know how I get on. My hopes are high!