August 2, 2010

Ruffling Your Wardrobe

A few years ago, the ruffle started slipping back into women's clothing. Tired of being simplistic and modern, it was time to go feminine again. The trend is credited to Yves Saint Laurent's Spring 2006 line, and years later, it's still running strong. They're taking over dresses, business tops, jackets and more. Even walking through Banana Republic, almost every top has a little ruffle incorporated somehow around the neckline. We are going ruffle crazy!

Maybe it's too much of a good thing, but there are valid reasons why ruffles have had staying power. First of all, it's a versatile element that's flattering and forgiving for women of all shapes and sizes. There are small ruffles, big ruffles, narrow ruffles, wide ruffles. You can always find a ruffle that works for you. Secondly, it's easy to to dress up a normally plain article of clothing without adding another color or fabric, keeping your outfit subtly stylish and eye-catching at the same time. And finally, ruffles are the perfect blend of girly, sophisticated, vintage, and contemporary.

Here are a few of the ruffly dresses we carry that capture this trend perfectly!

Dessy Collection 2808, Alfred Sung D465, Lela Rose LR124

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