How to wear the ‘ruffle’ look

22 September, 2018

Hello, 
It is almost a month now that I have not been very active on the blog. If you follow me, you might have seen a decline in the number of posts that I put on my social media handles. But I promise it is not another Social Media Detox for sure. I am working on some great stuff that I want to share with you all as soon as possible and that kept me a little occupied. While the great stuff is still in the making, I have come up with another fashion post unveiling the ways you can wear the “ruffle” look. Last year I happened to put up a post on Instagram where I donned a ruffle skirt and it instantly got reposted on many fashion pages. Back then I knew that ruffles are going to be one of the snazziest fashion choices in 2018 but I did not know that a simple ruffle skirt can create a ripple, that I would encounter ruffles in every fashion runway. If you don’t recall the post (and for the ones who are new to my blog), here is that picture.

How to create the ruffle look effortlesslyHow to create the ruffle look effortlessly

Ruffles have always been a fun way to spruce up an otherwise plain blouse, skirt or dress, but how we wear ruffled clothing is very much dependent on body type and what they’re paired with. In this post, we’ll run you through how to make ruffles flatter and work with your shape.


1. Blouses


Ruffles add a jazzy focal point to a blouse or shirt, meaning that you can pick the style dependent on what you’re looking to highlight. For example, horizontal ruffles will work best with a smaller bust, working to add volume, whereas women with larger busts may want to opt for vertical ruffles, to prevent bulkiness. If you’re looking for something a little subtler, however, ruffled sleeves are the way to go.

How to wear the ruffle look. Ruffle tops are one of the most easiest ways to nail this trendHow to wear the ruffle look. Ruffle tops are one of the most easiest ways to nail this trend

2. Skirts


Similarly, to blouses, ruffled skirts can work in the favour of either fuller or narrower body shapes. Broader hips work best with a ruffled hem at the bottom of a knee-length or maxi skirt to better flatter a curved figure. For women with narrow hips, however, a skirt with tiered ruffles can add volume and shape to an ensemble. Both types of the skirt should be paired with a simple, fitted top to keep things casual.

How to wear the ruffle look. Ruffle skirts are one of the most easiest ways to nail this trendHow to wear the ruffle look. Ruffle skirts are one of the most easiest ways to nail this trend

3. Dresses


Ruffled dresses should be used to balance out the wearer’s curves. For instance, if one area of the body is smaller than another, use a dress with ruffles that will bulk out the smaller part for a symmetrical look. If you’ve got an hourglass figure, then be sure to balance out the ruffles on both the bust and waist. All shapes should beware of dresses with tiered ruffles from top to bottom: these work best with rectangular body shapes and will add unflattering bulkiness to most women.

How to wear the ruffle look. Ruffle dresses are one of the most easiest ways to nail this trendHow to wear the ruffle look. Ruffle dresses are one of the most easiest ways to nail this trend

4. Accessories


In general, ruffles are best paired with plain, structured designs so as not to overload an outfit. Keeping accessories simple is also a must. We advise avoiding jewellery in areas close to the ruffles, like necklaces with a ruffled shoulder or bracelets with a ruffled sleeve. Shoes should also be kept simple yet strong. An edgy platform or chunky boot contrasts with the girlishness of ruffles, working to round off your look.

How to wear the ruffle look and what kind of accessories should be used with a ruffle look How to wear the ruffle look and what kind of accessories should be used with a ruffle look

In terms of colours and design, it’s always best to limit yourself to plain colours in a ruffled outfit so as not to overdo it. Patterned pairings can be a visual overload, or worse, they can distract your carefully thought out ruffles.

I hope that you enjoyed reading this post and will surely give the Ruffle trend a try before this year ends. Do let me know your thoughts on this trend in the comments section below. Additionally, if you have any questions, drop ‘em below and I will revert at the earliest possible. Feel free to share the joy with your girl bosses and keep slaying as you always do.

Until next time,

Sayanti, xx

Comments (26)

  • Woman

    Nina

    24 September, 2018

    Ruffles really do seem to be everywhere these days. As a dress girl, I really need to find a good ruffle dress like the one pictured in your post!

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  • Woman

    Happy and Busy

    24 September, 2018

    Thanks for the tips! I really need these tips for my OOTDs on my travels :)

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  • Woman

    blushblushtomato

    24 September, 2018

    Great tips and reference! Ruffles has always been my favourite!

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  • Woman

    Devyani Ray

    25 September, 2018

    Oh ya- LOVE them all!

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  • Woman

    Sundeep

    01 October, 2018

    I love all of them. Quiet beautiful

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  • Woman

    Jessi

    01 October, 2018

    The ruffle look is so pretty! It really can be hard to pull off though, so these tips really are amazing.

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  • Woman

    Dalene Ekirapa

    01 October, 2018

    I love ruffles since they can be very eye-catching! At the moment, I rock ruffled blouses but I really want a ruffled skirt too. These ones look so great!

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  • Woman

    Monidipa

    01 October, 2018

    This ruffle looks so pretty, I loved all this outfits.

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  • Woman

    Amber Myers

    02 October, 2018

    These are all such beautiful looks! I've always liked ruffles but I don't think I own any at the moment.

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  • Woman

    TessaG

    02 October, 2018

    Oh, I didn't know the ruffle look was back! I ADORE these skirts!

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  • Woman

    Simply Stephanie

    02 October, 2018

    I love the red ruffle dresses! It reminds me of the dancer emoji!! Thanks for sharing

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  • Woman

    Jack Marbida

    02 October, 2018

    This looks amazing! The raffles gave more accent to every curb of the beautiful model. I will have my wife try this sometime. But not now sine she is looking for breasfeeding dress.

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  • Woman

    passportofawanderwoman

    02 October, 2018

    I absolutely love ruffled dresses. Gorgeous pics.

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  • Man

    the_wandering_vegetable

    02 October, 2018

    Is there any such Riuffle look available for guys to implement as well?

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  • Woman

    joanna

    02 October, 2018

    I do like this trend, especially the dresses. It has something that makes me think of Spain and nice, warm weather.

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  • Woman

    Heidi

    02 October, 2018

    I am over forty. Can I still wear the ruffled look? I tried it with a dress with ruffles at the end of half sleeves, and it was terrible on me! I guess I need to keep looking for a different style!

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  • Woman

    Kamapala Chukwuka

    02 October, 2018

    The ruffle look seems to be en vogue! Love everyone of them!

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  • Woman

    whatcorinnedid

    03 October, 2018

    I love ruffles and frills! So pretty on clothes and I have so many pieces with ruffles! That red dress is gorgeous!

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  • Woman

    devyani Ray

    03 October, 2018

    OMG- I am loving all the outfits!!!

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  • Woman

    Ola @ WanderWithOla

    03 October, 2018

    Wow, everything is so pretty! I love the ruffle skirt and that red dress, they are absolutely stunning!

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  • Woman

    Ola @ WanderWithOla

    03 October, 2018

    Wow, everything is so pretty! I love the ruffle skirt and that red dress, they are absolutely stunning!

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  • Woman

    blair villanueva

    04 October, 2018

    Your red ruffles are fabulous! Omg i want to add those to my collection.

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  • Woman

    Kristie Cirak

    05 October, 2018

    Oh wow I love all of these looks so much ! Especially the blouse's

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  • Woman

    Sigrid

    05 October, 2018

    I love ruffles because they make me feel so girly. Love some of the ideas here but not all of them would suit my body type though.

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  • Woman

    Kamile

    10 October, 2018

    I thought that this style is not for me after reading your blog I saw how wrong I was

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  • Woman

    tania

    11 October, 2018

    Wow! Stunning styles! Ive learned os much and now I'm planning on doing some shopping tomorrow! Yay! thanks

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