I know as well as you do that we all have a girly vice, whether it’s the adornment of ruffles, the love of ruching, or feeling cute with a classic bow in some way, shape, or form. I know that ruffles can seem very juvenile in their raw form, but really when they’re not in overwhelming numbers and on the correct placement of a garment, they’re dainty, cute, and add some flair to a look. Refer to the following examples:
This cute top above comes from Penny’s Online Shop and the dark edges of the ruffles in the front spices up the look of a typical striped basic button-down blouse. It’s very glamorous and can be worn with dark work pants, jeans, and would actually also look fashion-forward with a high-waisted pencil skirt. It’s a versatile look that can be played up for work or played down for going out for casual dinner. I received a few tops from Dress Barn, Rampage, and Express that were adorned with ruffles at the neckline. I particularly adore the mini-belted skirt. Ruffles can even be seen as embellishments on shoes, too!
Another one of my current obsessions is ruching on just about any and everything, from blazers to dresses to shirts to even scarves. I think that ruching is flattering on anyone and makes the body look curvy, trim, and well structured. Ruching at the hip of wedding dresses is a huge trend that I see all the time on “Say Yes to the Dress”. The following are some examples:
Lastly, who doesn’t love a bow?! I think that adding a bow to anything is a perfect final touch. I’ve been crazy about bows lately, especially tying my scarves into bows, tying fun fabric into bows on my wrist or a silk bandana or handkerchief into a bow around my neck. Taking a chiffon scarf and tying it into a bow around the smallest part of the waist or at the hip is a great substitute for a belt and adds some spunk to a plain shirt and makes it a style all your own. They also make for great hair accessories and they’re adorable on the heels of shoes. It kind of seems like the possibilities are endless!