A pretty dress never really goes out of style. Yes, that one elementary school trend is making a comeback. The dresses we saw at Jaz Cerezo’s Panasonic Manila Fashion Festival presentation were bedecked with over-the-top ruffles and bows. Projecting to be one of this season’s top fashion trends, it’s safe to say that frills are here to stay. While toddlers do look absolutely cute in ruffles, what about full-grown 20-somethings? Well, since you most likely rocked frills in those baby pictures, who’s to say you can’t rock them on Instagram right now? For this season, Jaz Cerezo shows us how to style ruffled pieces in a more grown-up way.
Seemingly plucked out of a modern-day fairy tale, models strutted down the runway in dresses with oversized bows on the hip, frocks with frills lined across the collarbone, and gowns with bows decorated on each shoulder. Jaz Cerezo showcased a variety of looks from easy to wear casual pieces (a blush pink blouse with frilled sleeves worn with green flared trousers) to red carpet gowns (a black ruffled off-shoulder gown with a thigh-high slit).
For the designer, it’s rather difficult to pick a favorite. If she must choose, it would have to be the pleated Gazaar skirt—a dream to wear, and it would look great on absolutely anyone. Overall, the collection is loaded with unabashedly pretty dresses. The choice of deep, rich hues such as scarlet, black and emerald all lend a more grown-up look to the frilled pieces. Also, restraint in the adornment of ruffles and bows also lend to the maturity of each look. With just the right amount of femininity without being overbearingly childish, dressing delicately, daintily, and delightfully won’t leave you looking juvenile.