It’s ‘Rufflemania’ season! Learn how to wear and incorporate this season’s most romantic trend for the warmer months. Think ruffles are a thing of the past or only for little girls’ socks? Think again! Ruffles are big on this season’s catwalk, and for an obvious reason. The romantic, flirty and chic style is super flattering and wearable. From decorative collars, to cascading tiered skirts and off-the-shoulder flowy & bouncy hemlines; ruffles will be your new Summer fashion go-to.
5 Ways to Style Ruffles
Ruffles don’t have to be gaudy. A little bit of ruffle detail on a hemline or around the neck can be very pretty and understated, just like on this Fame & Partners Floral Days dress. This style would be suitable for a Summer evening dinner or semi-formal event, Spring soirees and date nights. Pair with a pink or white clutch and metallic accessories. For a daytime look, pair with a wide brim hat and strappy sandals.
Playsuits are a great alternative to a summer dress, especially for the daytime. Perfect for outdoor barbecues, a walk in the park or a spot of summer shopping, this ruffled Better Be Good To Me playsuit by Alice McCall is fun and flirty and can be styled with heels for a more evening approach, or strappy sandals for the daytime.
Long sleeve dresses are a hot trend this Spring. This Diane Dress by Realisation features the season’s hottest bell-sleeve trend as well as incorporating ruffles for a gorgeous romantic edge. The long sleeve style balances out the mini dress which makes it perfect for a night of dancing or even cocktails with the girls!
Little Black Dress
This Natalie Glitter Ruffle Mini by Alex Perry incorporates ruffles in an elegant, stylish little black dress. This will look gorgeous for a cocktail or evening event and styled with gold accessories for extra glam factor. For more tips on how to style your outfit for cocktail night, read our Cocktail Event Style Guide.
This Two Fold Dress by Keepsake has a sophisticated spin on the ruffle trend by incorporating an elegant off-the-shoulder frill. The midi length is a timeless cut and is flattering for pear and hourglass shapes. Complement this gorgeous dusty pink dress with pink, nude or silver accessories for a gorgeous summer look.
This pretty detail of ruffles has definitely seen a high-fashion makeover. Look to the above styles as a guide and look to dresses which feature the use of ruffles in a more subdued way, e.g on the neckline or hemline as opposed to a full ruffle skirt. Refine the ruffle trend by complementing it with stylish accessories but avoid statement jewellery as this will be too much detail jostling for attention.