Glamorous ways to style ruffle dresses
When you think of frills and ruffles, you often picture yourself as a child, heading to an event and wearing a rough party dress covered in pleated layers.
Well, you don’t have to feel this way any longer. The historically child-like detail has gotten a high-fashion makeover in the last couple of years, with top designers showing pieces with exaggerated ruffles and voluminous frills.
Nowadays, they are feminine, fashionable and just plain fun to wear.
The trick to pulling off ruffles for an adult, is to make the ruffle the focal point of your outfit, and make sure it’s dramatic and structured.
Here are six ways of effortlessly working ruffles into your wardrobe while still looking like the grown lady you are.
Skip statement jewelry
Since ruffles are more or less an accessory on their own, necklaces and bangles are overkill. Instead, go minimal with a delicate chain or understated studs at most.
Strike a balance
Ruffles often toe the line between fashion-forward and girly girl; but a great way to keep your look mature on an average day, is to choose pieces with opposing vibes. For example, pair a ruffled blouse with rustic denim or a flouncy skirt with menswear-inspired slides.
Look for them in unexpected pieces
Like the hem of your skirts and pants. It’s surprising, it’s easy and it’s so chic. Just be sure to keep the rest of the look sophisticated.
Keep them structured
Whether it’s a lightweight blouse or a sturdy button-down, make sure the ruffles stand strong.
When in doubt, keep it simple
Be less dramatic. Short, unassuming ruffles with neutral bottoms, are a subtle and classy way to get on board.
Stay comfortable and look pretty in a ruffled mini dress. It’s one way to feel cute and classy.
By Tope Ojo