Ruffles were reinvented on the spring runways this year. They are no longer only pink and girly—they can be edgy too! The most important part though is that the fun remains.
Not only have ruffles infiltrated the market in the form of everything from the most vibrant silk to the most crisp cottons, but they can now take you from the office to a nighttime party, and even through relaxing weekend plans!
For an office-appropriate ensemble, find something with a ruffle accent or hemline. No need to go crazy—have the ruffle add to a more traditional look. This belted Bottega Veneta dress is conservative enough for a work environment, but the modern shape and hemline ruffle add something a little extra.
Whether you’re going on a date or just out with friends, take this opportunity to have a little more fun with ruffles as a shape. This Lanvin top and skirt are the perfect example of a more understated ruffle that adds dimension to your look. Keep it simple or go for a metallic look, like above—you can’t go wrong!
For the weekend, I always gravitate toward an easy silhouette. I love nothing more than being able to throw on a dress that isn’t too fancy for brunch but can take me through the evening if I’m feeling too lazy to go home and change. The ruffle on this No. 21 shirtdress does the trick—it’s fun and flirty but not over-the-top.
Check out some of my favorite ruffle pieces you can start the season with now!