The Way To Go High Low: Ruffles For Grown Ups

When it comes to adding a bit of femininity to an outfit, nothing has the same impact quite like ruffles. Who knew that the scrunching of fabric could have such affect on a single piece? And it appears 2016 is the year of ruffles.

When A-listers hit the red carpet this awards season with ruffle-finished gowns, it was clear the flirty trend was here to stay a while. From Reese Witherspoon’s strapless Oscar de la Renta gown to Brie Larson’s frilly Gucci frock, frilly fabrics were spotted everywhere. It was the same case on the runways: Alexander McQueen, Jason Wu, Balmain, and Giambattista Valli all added a little ruffle to their look.

Now, we can understand your hesitation on adding some ruffle-enhanced pieces to your look this season if you are no longer a child. It’s definitely a detailing spotted more on your daughter’s attire rather than your own. So, to help you transition into the trend in a more mature fashion, we have gathered the freshest ruffled pieces the style world has to offer right now. The key word here is minimalism. From jewelry to frocks, here are the grown-up ruffle pieces you need to own right now.


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 J. Crew Ruffle-sleeve Top in Ratti® Into the Wild Print, $98

Givenchy Satin Cold-Shoulder Top w/Cascading Ruffle, Orange, $1,790

ASOS Ruffle Cape Deep Plunge Floral Maxi Dress, $106

Banana Republic Print Cross-Neck Top, $78

Target Women’s Ruffle Shift Dress – Who What Wear ™, $34.99

Sterling Silver Bold Polished Ruffle Cuff by Or Paz, $129.84

Miu Miu Ruffled Patent 45mm Sandal, Cipria, $650

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