Thanks to the Phoebe Philo effect, we've had season upon season of clean, slick fashion. So frankly, when the trend for flouncy ruffles started to bubble, it struck fear into many a minimalists heart.
Thankfully this isn't about rewinding to the '80s hey-day of giant frilly dresses.
Instead, designers have given us options. And there are a few lessons to be learnt in how to wear these ruffles well.