How to style the ruffle trend

The best ruffle dresses

Arguably the most popular trend this season, the ruffle craze made its way into the spotlight after the spring/summer shows last year with peplums and is showing no signs of slowing down this season. It is influenced by flamenco dancers (think the emoji of dancing girl wearing a red dress), the Victorian era(think white ruffly shirts) and the 90’s(think cute little ruffle hems). It is one of the more overwhelming trends to style, if not done right. When done right, ruffles add a breezy confidence to your look. They add movement, sophistication, are romantic and playful but can easily make you look shapeless and frumpy as it can be quite bulky. Finding the right ruffles to flatter your outfit is quite the task. When styling this trend, I focus on pieces that cinch in my waist, like this dress. The only reason all the ruffles on the dress work is because of that lacy bit at the bottom, top and sleeves so you’re still able to see my figure. I  think it was done brilliantly.

Sometimes, if i still want to indulge in this trend without overdoing it, i’ll opt for a playful ruffle hemmed skirt and keep my top quite simple or go for an understated shirt or blouse with flutter sleeves.

Because this is a head-to-toe or, in this case “head-to-calf” outfit, I kept every other piece quite clean and went for very minimal jewelry so as not to overcrowd the look. Is this a trend you would indulge in? And how do you prefer to incorporate this trend into your outfits? I have included links to some of my favorite ruffle items at the moment. Feel free to suggest some more in the comments.

How to wear ruffles spring 2017


Black Ruffle Dress here

Vinyl Ruffle Skirt here

Black Ruffled Top here

Green Ruffle Skirt here

White Ruffle Dress here

Lemonade Ruffle dress here

Blue Ruffle Shirt here

Off-Shoulder Ruffle Top


How to style the ruffle trend 2017
How to wear ruffles

How to style ruffles this season, spring 2017

Pink Ruffle Dress

Pink ruffles

Spring 2017 trends




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  1. May 26, 2017 / 10:07 pm

    All up in these ruffles!

    • kmercy
      May 29, 2017 / 1:05 am

      Yes girl…all up in these streets with them ruffles.

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