How To Style Frills

That’s right, you don’t have to be five years old to pull off frills. In fact, they can look effortless for an everyday look and stunning as a statement piece for nights out. Whether it’s in a subtle or extravagant way, you can involve different textures and layers into your outfit inspired by these looks.

Keep It Simple

I’ve seen this dress by Oasis everywhere. If you’re not ready to go all-out with the frills, this is a simplistic way to introduce the look.

It’s a dress that has everything – florals, lace and those gorgeous frilly sleeves for a fresh, spring outfit. If it’s still a bit chilly outside, then opt for a pair of thick black tights, ankle boots and leather jacket to keep the goosebumps away.

Here, Oasis paired the dress with a cute heart-shaped bag, whilst sticking to the colour scheme. Accessorising with colours that match those in the clothing will ensure to bring the look together.

Of course, as it’s a spring/summer dress, and will take you right through all those the sunny days. Perhaps, even while on holiday.

In any case, this look will pair well with these cat-eye sunglasses; pink-tinged lenses and frames are sure to draw out the colour in the dress as well as introduce an angular look, perfect for those who have a rounder face-shape.

Florals For Spring

This pretty blouse from Topshop is paired with leather trousers, resulting in an urban look.

The bell sleeves perfectly balance the pleated frills down the middle of the shirt. As there’s more going on with this garment, I’d keep everything else fairly simple; you don’t want overcrowding. Keeping this as a statement piece will ensure that you look sharp and smart.

This season is seeing a lot of florals (as expected with spring) and I love the way they’re incorporated into the look here.

Vintage Touch

Ruffle up your wardrobe like @viviennelouise_ with our pretty pastel sweater. #oasisfashion Ruffle Sweater: 061873

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Keeping the frills simple, this jumper from Oasis is beautifully detailed. The v-shape and block pastel pink colour allows you the freedom to experiment with other patterns.

For example, I’d pair this with some floral capri-length trousers or – if that’s not your thing – a pair of light blue ‘Mom’ jeans to give the look a vintage-y feel.

If have a thing for vintage style, this outfit would look great with a pair of these Ray-Ban tortoiseshell frames. Their circular shape is quirky and the tortoiseshell pattern will go perfectly with the block colours in the clothing, without taking away from the overall look.

Just Add Sparkle

Take a look at this all-singing, all-dancing design from Net-A-Porter.

If you’re not scared of flashing the frills then this is the way to go – perfect for a night out. The metallic, sparkly material is beautiful with frilled sleeves and a pleated front. I’d pair this with some plain, black jeans and heeled boots; making sure not to distract from such a statement piece.

Get Glam

Alicia Vikander wearing a custom #LouisVuitton embroidered lace dress by @NicolasGhesquiere to the 89th Annual Academy Awards #Oscars

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It’s all about the glam: Actress Alicia Vikander was wearing this stunner of a dress at this year’s Oscar awards. Louis Vuitton is also bringing out the frills this season.

The lacy material looks so elegant when incorporating frills such as these. They shape the dress into an hourglass figure; the layers begin at the hips and fall to the floor. So, whenever you fancy popping to the red carpet, this could be the look for you!

With extravagant pieces such as these, you want to keep your eyewear fairly simple, as to not to take the limelight away from the look.

These Tiffany frames are a modern classic; taken from the fifties and renewed to suit the now, they’re great for those who don’t want to wear anything heavy. Their pale grey colour will match metallic clothing such as the Net-A-Porter garment above, and the silver detailing at the hinges is unique without distracting from the rest of the outfit.

Flounce Into Spring

All these looks can be added to, or kept simple. Whether it’s for a smart look for work, or dressing up for a party, frills can complement your outfit by adding extra textures. You don’t have to pay a fortune; as we’ve seen, high-street brands are offering this look for the spring/summer seasons. They can enhance your natural shape whilst being the focal point of the outfit.

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