Spring Into Spring. Beautifully Ruffled

January 16, 2009 • Fashion

More on our series 'the spring trends you should buy and wear now while
the sales are hot!' Or buy now and wear later, but why would you when you can wear it now?

Subtly sexy ruffles were already a trend for fall and thankfully they are back for spring. So the great news is that what you already bought for fall, or waited to buy on sale…will work into the spring and summer! Good news indeed!

Ruffle Runway Layout

Ruffles on the Spring '09 RTW runway:

1. Aquascutum RTW Spring '09
2. Erdem RTW Spring '09
3. Jenny Peckham RTW Spring '09
4. Vivienne Westwood RTW Spring '09
5. Gianfranco Ferre RTW Spring '09
6. Pringle of Scotland RTW Spring '09
7. Moschino RTW Spring '09
8. Blumarine RTW Spring '09
9. Alessandro Dell'Acqua RTW Spring '09
10. Balmain RTW Spring '09
11. Giambattista Valli RTW Spring '09
12. Preen RTW Spring '09

How to wear it now:

There really is no right or wrong way to wear ruffles. Just try not to wear it head-to-toe. Your ruffles dress with your ruffled Prada booties and bag (you didn't but them?) may be a bit much. A little ruffle goes a long way. So balance it out your ruffled dress with a fitted, structured jacket or tie a belt around your waist. Note, if you are well endowed (lucky girl) and chose to wear ruffles up top, make sure they lie flat. Otherwise keep the ruffles for your bottom half or go for a little ruffle around the shoulders. Conversely, if you don't want to draw attention to your bottom half…stick with a ruffled top. Basically, you will draw attention to whatever is ruffled.

Let's Shop!

Ruffle Layout

1. Paul & Joe ruffle one shoulder dress, $252.90

2. Acne Jeans ruffle neck top, $119

3. Thomas Wylde layered chiffon ruffle dress, $915

4. Alice+Olivia vertical ruffle dress, $269.50

5. Temperley London camille ruffle dress, $637.50

6. Robert Rodriguez envelope halter top, $267

7. Vince cascade blouse, $165

8. 3.1 Phillip Lim asymmetrical ruffle tank dress, $450

9. Sunner florent ruffle dress, $312

10. Parker print sleeveless silk top, $74

11. Tracy Reese ruffled shell, $135

12. Clu ruffle front mini dress, $275

Other trends to snap up now while they are on sale are:

Mini skirts

Anything sheer

Sparkle & shine

Sharp shouldered jackets

– Lauren Dimet Waters

Runway: NY Mag
Layout: Allison Merzel

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