Nothing says statement quite like a ruffled dress and its one of the biggest trends for spring/summer 2017 . However this tough to crack trend- especially on a budget- can leave many perplexed. Will I look like my grandmother’s toilet doily, is just one of the questions a gal might ask themselves.
However sometimes when the opportunity comes knocking rustling up a ruffle dress can bring instant wow to a party and make sure you aren’t short of conversation topics. Don’t get us wrong you can hardly nip down to Tesco’s in such a strong look but these dresses give a lot of bang for your limited buck.
Gucci, the trend trailblazer du jour, ignited the rush for ruffles with the brand’s creative director, Alessandro Michele’s flair for fancy eveningwear. One lesson to learn from him is that there is no such thing as ‘enough’ when it comes to finishing off a look. Statement earrings and basically wearing your entire jewellery box may seem OTT but its really not.
If you find yourself with simpler tastes and you don’t want to overwhelm one’s frame, roughen up ruffles with minimal accessories, scrap that hair back and just let the ruffles LIVE. *Clicks fingers in circular motion akin to Ru Paul Slip on a backless loafer for a loungewear meets party vibe, for instance.
Our favourite find? Uterque’s fancy floor length number with gathered waist (key note- never forget about your waist when working excess fabric). Alternatively if you want a more refined approach to ruffles, Millie Mackintosh has served up the most sophisticated of evening dresses.
If you want to go flouncy and floral ASOS have a yellow ruffle to make the simplest of summer ensembles yell and Refinery have tiers of ruffles to tick your trend boxes. Bring a norm core vibe to the party by teaming that number with a white Adidas superstar trainer.