Ruffles are a spring trend that is still going strong from last year. Designers like Ulla Johnson & Cinq à Sept featured lots of ruffles & tiered pieces on their spring runway. Even if your personal style isn’t overtly feminine, you can still adopt a milder version of this trend with a subtle fluttery sleeve or a flowy tiered dress. If you’re going for a ruffled top, try off-setting the sweetness of those frills with a more structured bottom (like tailored shorts or distressed denim). This keeps the look balanced & modern rather than appearing juvenile.
I have always been a big fan of feminine designs (ruffles included), so I’m fully on board. And today I’m sharing two spring looks featuring ruffled pieces that I’m loving now. This pretty white top is the ideal weight for carrying you from spring into the heat of summer because it’s so light & airy. It looks cute with jeans, but will also work well with shorts or a more structured skirt. And even though it’s very lightweight, I didn’t find it to be sheer (I’m wearing a nude bra here) – but it does run a bit big, so I recommend sizing down.
I think we should just go ahead and call 2021 “the year of the dress”. After months of being trapped inside wearing nothing but loungewear, it’s no wonder we all want to dress up in fancy frills and look our best! I, for one, plan on embracing dresses more than ever this spring & this pretty floral number is a great place to start.
I usually gravitate towards midis or maxis, but I know a lot of you who are on the shorter side have a hard time with those lengths. This dress is the perfect solution because it will work for anyone, regardless of height. The faux wrap style is so flattering and the fit & flare silhouette is always a winner in my book. Plus, how pretty are these sleeves?! I love that it’s fully lined & I think it will also look cute with a straw belt in place of the self-tie that it comes with.
If you’re looking to test out the ruffled/tiered trend, here are a few other styles worth checking out: this smocked top, this tiered maxi, this eyelet camisole, this embroidered dress (more colors here), this tiered midi or this crochet top (just bought & love!). See more of my ruffled picks in the scrolling bar below!