Trend Alert: Ruffled Dresses

There’s a trend sweeping the runway and the retail industry these days — ruffled dresses! The thing is, ruffle accents on clothes have been around for the longest time, but only fans of feminine pieces rave over them. It’s about time that ruffle accents are taken seriously and placed on a higher pedestal.

Now, ruffles are no longer relegated to clothes for Disney princesses or little girls now. You can find an array of sophisticated dresses with a punch of ruffled cuteness. Go check out these finds:

1. RED Valentino Flutter Sleeve Dress, $595

RED Valentino Flutter Sleeve Dress

See how a simple A-line dress can be made more interesting with a touch of ruffles on the sleeves? The ruching on the chest area complements it well. And you can even make this sweet dress look edgy with a pair of ankle-high boots.

2. Temperley London Artina Ruffle Dress, $1,110

Temperley London Artina Ruffle Dress

Ruffles also serve to accentuate your figure. That is what this dress is offering. The ruffled panel in front creates a slimmer figure. It flatters your body.

3. RED Valentino Ruffle Long-Sleeve Dress, $695

RED Valentino Ruffle Long Sleeve Dress

Channel your inner Disney princess with this ruffled dress. But don’t worry. It’s nothing like the saccharine sweet ones 8-year-old ruffle dress enthusiasts are wearing. This dress is as sophisticated as it is cute with its tiered skirt and long-sleeved top. It provides just the right combination of classic and feminine.

4. Halston Heritage Scoop-Neck Ruffle Dress, $395

Halston Heritage Scoop Neck Ruffle Dress

Ruffles also create more volume, so find something placed on the skirt just like this gorgeous LBD. The drop waist structure makes it look flirtier.

5. Notte by Marchesa Crepe One-Shoulder Cocktail Dress, $695

Notte by Marchesa Crepe One Shoulder Cocktail Dress

The ruffles gave this dress a peplum look that is all the rage these days. You can dress this up with a pair of pumps, or dress it down with sandals and a leather jacket.

6. Free People Film Noir Maxi Dress, $148

Free People Film Noir Maxi Dress

The cute ruffled sleeves got to me. It prevented this sleek long dress from looking too ho-hum.

So, what do you think, ladies? Would you wear this trend?

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