Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Wrapped in ruffles

GUESS? dress, shoes,
7 For All Mankind jacket

So many trends this season like lace and eyelets are all about femininity in its fullest and ruffles are clearly all about that too. Cute and flirty, they are absolutely perfect for airy sun dresses, light tops and colorful skirts.

Calvin Klein Ruffle Tiered Chiffon Dress, $138
(at Nordstrom)

GUESS? Georgia Sleeveless top, $49

GUESS? One-shoulder Olena dress, $89
Ruffles aren't restricted by age or body type, but in the last case should be used very tactically. Pick pieces with frills strategically placed right where you would like to add some volume (for example, a ruffle bikini makes a small chest look fuller) or to camouflage problem areas (a top with a wide flat ruffle along the neck will distract from wider hips).

GUESS? Samantha sleeveless top - Festive print, $59

T by Tadashi V-Neck Tiered Ruffle Skirt Chiffon Dress, $138
(at Nordstrom)
When wearing frills try to keep the rest of your outfit fairly simple, don’t let anything compete with the already complex texture. For that same reason be light with jewelry, especially avoid massive chunky necklaces but use full freedom with earrings. Choose light strappy shoes or sandals to complete your weightless and whimsical look.

Glint Ruffle Front Clutch, $88
(at Nordstrom)

RED Valentino Sequin Tote, $595
(at Nordstrom)

Stuart Weitzman Gigiritz Pump, $298
(at Nordstrom)

VANELi Gazhel Pump, $124.95
(at Nordstrom)

Ruffle accessories are an easy way to add visual interest and a feminine touch to a simple casual outfit and of course to intensify the sexiness and sophistication of an elegant evening ensemble.

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