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Ruffles are a huge trend this autumn – here are the pieces our Fashion Editor has got her eye on

When you hear the word ‘ruffles’, you likely think of semi-sheer pieces in fair hues – perhaps pastel pinks and blues – that wouldn’t look out of place in a super romantic summer-set ’50s novel.

You might even think of that time The Stepford Wives turned their local supermarket aisles into what we can only describe as a catwalk of frothy, frilly dresses.

Either way, you likely don’t hear the word and immediately think of autumn. Even less so, winter.

But, as we predicted back in February (#humblebrag) having spotted them adorning the AW19 runways at Molly Goddard, Erdem and Roksanda, this season is all about the flounce.

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So we’re here to suggest you forget everything you’ve ever associated with ‘ruffles’, and rethink the concept as the secret weapon in every cool-weather wardrobe. After all, it’s layers-upon-layers of fabric… who doesn’t want that in winter?

Here are all the major ruffles that we’ve got our eye on this autumn in preparation for the trend’s resurgence…

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