The Ruffle Inspiration
Ever since this stunning dress with layers upon layers of ombre flounces came down the Blumarine runway this spring, the ruffle trend has left a trail of admirers in its path. You might not have anywhere to wear a dress like this (much less be able to afford it), but you can try out the trend in more low-key ways from dresses to jewelry.
Try a ruffled cocktail dress
The wardrobe possibilities are endless with this dramatic dress. The shift silhouette suits a multitude of figures, while the ruffle-accented hem makes it festive. Thanks to the season-less color, it’s just as wearable now for a graduation, and later on with opaque tights and booties in cooler weather.
To buy: H&M dress, $60, hm.com.
Try a ruffled necklace
A departure from traditional flouncy ruffles, this modern collar necklace allows you to dip a toe in the trend. Plus, the ultra-sophisticated design will elevate work staples and cocktail attire alike.
To buy: Aqua necklace, $48, bloomingdales.com.
Try a ruffled top
Look effortlessly pulled together with this casual linen-blend top. Thanks to fluttery sleeves and a boat neckline, this boxy top is sweet paired with skinny jeans and flats.
To buy: & Other Stories top, $75, stories.com.
Try ruffled heels
The inky blue color and ruffle embellishment elevate evening ensembles, while offering a fresh alternative to basic black. Available in 13 colors.
To buy: Nina Shoes heels, $89, ninashoes.com.
Try a ruffled skirt
Think of this ladylike style as your white pencil skirt turned up a notch. The trim cut pairs nicely with boxy and fitted tops alike, while the flared hem allows for freedom of movement.
To buy: 1 State skirt, $84, lordandtaylor.com.
Try a ruffled day dress
Chic cascading ruffles add a touch of whimsy to this supremely polished pale gray style. The layered top adds a boost to a smaller chest.
To buy: Rachel Rachel Roy dress, $129, macys.com.
Try a ruffled blouse
What better way to usher in warmer temperatures than with this light and airy blouse? Sumptuous layers of chiffon create a faux-wrap effect that trims the waist, while highlighting the bust.
To buy: Porcelain top, $159, porcelainnyc.com.