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Simply Sage Blog — ruffles

Trends in little-girls' fashion

Little girls like to look amazing too! Here are some of the most popular looks for little ladies from toddler aged to tween: Ruffles: The influx of ruffling in women’s wear is making a solid appearance in girls’ clothing too. For spring, look for tops with ruffled sleeves or peplum waistlines; for summer, check out dresses with a longer ruffle at the neckline that also acts as a “sleeve” because it covers those shoulders. Florals: We’re always saying how feminine florals are, and that makes them perfect for little-girl wear too. Some of our favorite floral pieces are pastel dresses...


Our 'top' three picks for spring

Do you have the itch to buy a few new things for sunnier days on the horizon? These are our three must-have shirts for warmer weather: Zipper pocket tee: Talk about opposites attracting! This shirt combines the edginess of exposed hardware and the softness of sweet colors like lilac, sage, and mauve. It’s blousy enough to hide figure flaws but fitted through the chest to flatter your figure. Wear it with distressed jeans like you see here or white shorts once the temps heat up.   Scalloped hem top: We are so excited about this blouse for one obvious reason: its...


The history of ruffles (and the men who wore them)

The history of ruffles (and the men who wore them)

It might come as no surprise that ruffles have a romantic past, but their journey towards becoming ubiquitous in women’s clothing came only after dabbling in men’s closets too.   Ruffled details were created almost on accident on Spanish soldiers' uniforms in the 1500s. According to this website, soldiers typically wore multiple layers, then cut their sleeve ends to show the fabric underneath. Clothing makers took that idea and added to it by sewing flexible strings into their garments; when pulled tight, the fabric became ruffled.   The name ruffle may well have come from the “ruff,” a starched and ruffled shirtfront high-society...


Comfy clothes that don't look sloppy

Hey, we get it: A lot of you are at that stage of life where it’s all run and little relaxation. So feeling comfy is key, whether you’re chasing kids or working in an office. But that doesn’t mean sacrificing style! Here are a few tips for clothes that move and flex with you but still look pulled together:   Comfortable jeans (like these fun moto leggings) are available if you look. Scrutinize labels for this code word: “STRETCH.” Spandex can be your best friend when it comes to comfy jeans.   But jeans are not the only pant option!...