It must have started with one overzealous ruffle. One toe dipped in the proverbial pool — and somehow we all landed in the ocean. We're referring to this season's frill trend, one that was evident on the spring runways of Dries Van Noten and Isabel Marant. And, it eventually trickled down to the current e-commerce offerings. These are the ruffles taken one step further. These are the ruffles we'd easily mistake for jellyfish.
Less delicate and more defined, the waves of this season's clothing adorn sleeves, dress trims, and stiletto heels alike. Some details remind us of a set of flippers, while others basically come with their own set of tentacles. And, although anyone who fears those deep, blue waters and all their mysterious creatures may want to avoid the exaggerated embellishment, for others, the pieces ahead present a quirky (yes, maybe even scary) alternative to any saccharine frills typically featured on warm-weather clothes. Click on to see some of the most recent examples of the under-the-sea trend that make all other ruffles fall flat.