I think I've died and gone to fashion heaven. OK, that might be a little dramatic, but I am utterly in love with this twisted sister. At first glance, these intricate embellishments might look like ruching, but look closer; intricate folds and knots are tied and twisted to pure perfection. In fact, Victoria Beckham was recently spotted in Milan donning my dream Burberry trench. Speaking of heaven — and Burberry — when I go, I'm taking this beauteous Burberry Fine Chiffon Skirt ($1,495) with me . . .
Ruching is no longer reserved for clothing. Nay. The sewing technique — wherein fabric is gathered in a repeat pattern — has made its way onto shoes. Here are three ruched boots to make your feet more interesting this Fall.
What's rad? Ruching, that's what. It's an ancient sewing technique, and it's flattering powers are undeniable. Especially when it comes to a sexy, hot LBD with rad black ruching. If you don't already have one of these quick fix, every-occasion frocks, I suggest you consider. Look at how stunning Emmy Rossum looks in her architectural Emanuel Ungaro; she doesn't show a lot of skin, but it's somehow seriously sexy. OK, her black gladiator Stuart Weitzman sandals may have something to do with it too . . .
Pringle 1815, borne from its parent line, Pringle Of Scotland, was launched in 2007 and is beginning to make its mark on the contemporary scene. With a comprehensive Fall order from Net-a-Porter and enough ruching and fringe to make it a heavy hitter in the trend department--we can't see what's not to like. We love the light-as-air tones and the silk tiered dress as it reminds us of a paired down version of that memorable Burberry number.
There's not denying it: ruching has a way with romance. As long as you don't go the 80s route of this classic fabric treatment, ruching can be feminine and sexy. This is also a Fab way to play up those curves. Take this Zac Posen dress below - it may not look like much on the hanger but slip it on and it hugs in all the right places. So the lesson is: when attempting romantic ruching make sure fit is perfect, the color is right and the mood is love.
(Also spelled rouching) n. A French word which means to plait. It is a very ancient sewing technique. A strip of fabric or ribbon is gathered in a repeat pattern and as the gathering thread is drawn up the strip forms scallops or petals. Throughout history ruching has been an embellishment or trim on women's clothing often seen on a neckline, sleeve, hem or bonnet.
Turn heads in this bebe One-Shoulder Ruched Waist Dress, $129.