Ruffled Dresses

Nothing exudes more femininity than a gorgeous ruffled dress.  Ruffles are everywhere this season and dresses are the perfect piece to showcase great feminine touches including things like lace, flowing skirts and of course ruffles.   Certainly, one of the most prominent ways to use ruffles are adorning the neckline and bust, but you can find ruffles around the hem or even as a statement accent with just one ruffle down the front of a top or diagonally across the body of the dress.  There are tons of different options for ways to wear ruffles or different styles of ruffled dresses.   Here are a couple of our favorites.

Ella Moss puts ruffles to good use with the Abigail Ruffle Front V Neck Dress which is an upscale dress featuring ruffles around the neckline.  Of course the details don’t stop there.  This dress also features buttons down the center of the ruffles and it also features a tie around the empire waist.  This dress is made of silk and does feature a tank dress lining in black as well.  It is a sophisticated, classy dress that is the perfect occasion dress.  With a similar style with a ruffle v neck, the Ella Moss Dita or Aggie Dress feature a modal jersey fabric blend with a deep v neck adorned with ruffles.  Both dresses also feature empire waists and great colors and patterns with diagonal stripes or polka dots depending on your style and preference.

Splendid features yet another use of ruffles in a distinctly styled dress that is elegant, stylish and versatile.  The Splendid Modal Jersey Scoop Neck Dress features ruffles around the scoop neckline and around the sleeves/shoulders.  This dress looks great with boots even in the summer and works wonderfully belted or just as is with cute sandals.  This flexibility really maximizes the versatility of this adorable ruffled dress. I love that the ruffles complement the dress, but doesn’t over power it and really adds a true feminine touch to a straightforward dress.

If you are looking for subtle ruffles consider the Oma Cap Sleeve Dress by designer Velvet by Graham and Spencer.  This dress features a number of details such as the lace around the hem and the bustline which really dresses up the style of this dress.  The cap sleeve features a loose ruffle around the sleeve giving it a subtle ruffle and a distinctive look to this dress.

As you can see there are a variety of great types of ruffled dresses depending on what style suits your personal preferences or occasions.  Of course you can find ruffles used in great tops, tanks and even in cardigans or wraps and not simply just dresses, but whatever your style and whatever way you prefer to wear ruffles be sure that you have at least one or two go to ruffled pieces.  The feminine touch of the ruffle is a great way to incorporate feminine details into your wardrobe staples and really can transform an ordinary piece into something spectacular.

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