26 Jul

Try the Trend: Ruffles

New Ruffle Trend

Ruffles aren’t just for 4-year-olds anymore — they’re making an appearance all over the runways and sidewalks this summer. You’ll see frills, ruffles and princess-worthy tulle fabrics abound. Keep reading for 4 easy ways to rock ruffles.

1. Sprinkle in Some (or A lot of) Frills

If you’re looking for a pared-down way to wear ruffles, opt for ruffles that run alongside the bottom of skirts, dresses, bell sleeves of a blouse or on an off-the-shoulder top. The flowy silhouette of these garments won’t draw too much attention to the super-feminine detail. Want to stand out? Go with a top made of layered ruffles, rock ruffles in a transparent fabric or attend a friend’s wedding in an all-ruffle dress. Don’t love to look super girly? We love the contrast that a ruffled top gives to ripped denim, a leather jacket, punk plaid and silver jewelry.

2. Poolside Ruffles

Swimwear is the ideal place to try ruffles into your wardrobe because swimwear is meant to be fun and a little adventurous. Go full-on frills with a bandeau top layered with tiny ruffles or go over-the-top with your swimsuit top by slipping on a one-shoulder silhouette that stars one long ruffle. Prefer the retro, pin-up look? Opt for a one- piece silhouette or boy short bottoms that feature ruffles around the legs. Pair your swimsuit of choice with neutral- hued sandals so that your ruffles are the star.

3. Wear ‘Em to Work

Did you know that ruffly button-ups are a thing? They’re a perfect way of spicing up your boring weekday wardrobe because they pair feminine and tailored, masculine styles. And who says you can’t wear frills to work? We recommend pairing these tops with light-wash denim and simple flats in a fun pop of color.

4. Go Boho

One of the most popular place ruffles like to live is on peasant tops and dresses. But just because these are boho doesn’t mean they’re predictable. From bright blue gingham tank tops to candy-colored pastel frocks to neutral- hued dresses featuring a teensy floral print, these folksy styles often can range in print, color, silhouette and more. We recommend trying this peasant-meets-ruffle trend on a top in a simple print — and pairing it with light-wash jeans and brown wedge sandals.

What do you think about the ruffle trend? Tell us in the comments below!

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