Not just for the girlie girl, this season's ruffles have taken a turn toward modernism via structural silhouettes and minimal design. The result? Swooping pieces from brands like Chloé and DVF. Tip: let your ruffles do the talking and accessorize your look with simple jewelry and neutral footwear.
Ruffles can be beautiful and feminine, but they can also come off as really young-looking, too. Translation: we're culling inspiration from the Spring '13 runways — think Chloé, Givenchy, and Saint Laurent — to ensure that when we take on this season's ruffles, it looks sophisticated and fresh. To prove our point — and show you how to do it — we've got four different ruffled-up outfits to wear now. Watch on for all the details!
Spring's ruffled runways — seen at Chloé, Gucci, and Givenchy, to name a few — are proof that you don't have to be the quintessential girlie-girl type to join in on the fun. If frilly dresses aren't your thing, then try pairing a ruffled top with a pair of tailored trousers and minimal ankle-strap sandals for a look that's simultaneously whimsical and sleek. For a dressier aesthetic, opt for silkier textures, and if you're looking for something more casual, then pair a sweet ruffled confection with a pair of loose jeans. Or, add a sportier tilt to your style with a gray-and-navy color combo punctuated with a pair of black-and-green shoes. Jonesing to add this look to your warm weather repertoire? Shop our three irresistible outfits below.
Left to right: See by Chloé Ruffle Blouse ($188, originally $314), Vera Wang High-Rise Jacquard Pants ($850), Vince Lara Huarache Sandals ($375), J.W. Anderson Asymmetric Ruffle Tank ($640), Mango Cropped Suit Trousers ($60), Narciso Rodriguez Ankle-Strap Side-Buckle Sandals ($1,050), Romwe Cut-Out Rose Blouse ($37), Tibi Vintage-Wash Denim Pants ($250), Steve Madden Realove Evening Sandals ($79)
For Spring '13, ruffles are getting a major makeover. That is, they're veering from sweet territory and into sophisticated waters. And we couldn't be happier with this change because, let's face it, cutesy ruffles don't flatter anyone except our little sisters. But thanks to fashion houses like Chloé, Saint Laurent, and Balenciaga, we're swooning for ruffles, one tier at a time. With this new love affair, we set off to find the most luxurious ruffled pieces, including these sexy ruffled Nicholas Kirkwood pumps. What's more, we also tracked down the most amazing ruffled tee, skirts, sweaters, jackets, and bags. Step inside to get your ruffle on with 14 of our favorite pieces.
There must be something in the cake batter! Last week we showed you an adorable "Bun in the Oven" shower thrown for baker Stacey Butler of Sugar on Top, but this ruffle- and ribbon-filled shower thrown for pastry chef Melody Brandon of Sweet and Saucy Shop just might take the cake in terms of cuteness. Gorgeous decor details, stunning florals, and my new favorite shower game (DIY sparkle baby headbands!) make this shower a spectacular display of sweetness. Keep reading for all the girlie details, created just for baby Blake, by event designer Jesi Haack.
When Elizabeth Olsen attended the Grand Chefs Dinner in NYC in a bright red Valentino gown, it made us take notice of not only her, but also of ruffles. Ruffles sometimes get underworn due to their childlike appearance, but style icons like Elizabeth Olsen, Jessica Stam, Ashley Madekwe, and more prove that when injected with a seriously bold hue, ruffles can transform into major power pieces. Step inside to see five chic celebs rocking bright ruffles, then shop our favorite bright ruffle dresses for your next fabulous soiree.
Let me start by saying that ruffled miniskirts aren't everybody's cup of tea, but if they are yours, then let former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell be your inspiration. The singer attended an event in London wearing an outfit that manages to be equal parts girlie and edgy. Geri started up top with a black turtleneck, which she wore under a black leather motorcycle-style jacket. She then added a major dose of femininity to her tough upper body by sporting a silver metallic ruffled tiered miniskirt. The bad-girl vibe continued via black ankle booties and a studded black satchel. Now, if ruffled skirts conjure up too many traumatic childhood memories, fret not, you can just as easily mimic Geri's outfit with a moody floral skirt, sweet crochet skirt, or punchy A-line miniskirt. Just as long as you balance super girlie with major tough, you'll nail the look.
The other day when we were at the grocery store, we couldn't help but notice a new flavor of Ruffles just in time for the Super Bowl: Molten Hot Wings. Since we're crazy about potato chips and love anything with Buffalo hot wing flavor, we picked up a bag. How did they taste? Find out after the jump.
A deconstructed spin on the ruffled dress, the choppy ruffle is a little less dainty and a lot more rock n' roll. It's flatter in shape, and a bit edgier than its frilly counterpart. Zoe Saldana recently attended an event decked out in a midnight blue dress with choppy tiers and chic mesh inserts. She kept her accessories simple, and streamlined the look with a classic pair of Brian Atwood pumps. Try this updated twist yourself by shopping the pieces below.
Whether they adorn a blouse, a pair of socks, or a skirt – as in the case of Fab reader tanyazh – ruffles are a fun, feminine addition to any outfit. She paired a leopard H&M top with a tiered ruffle skirt from Urban Outfitters, added a basic black blazer from Forever 21, and polished it all off with a pair of cute off-white ankle booties. Her look features the perfect mix of trend pieces and classic staples, and is sure to ruffle some feathers in the office!
Congrats to tanyazh!
Everyone else, submit your looks, and I might feature you on FabSugar!