Ruffles slowly moved more exclusively toward women throughout the 20th century, via flapper girl fashion, flamenco dresses, and a renewed post-World War II extravagance, in particular through Christian Dior’s New Look collection.
In the past few years, ruffles have asserted their dominance on the runways and are returning as one of the hottest trends of the spring season. We’ve rounded up some of the must-have ruffled pieces available right now. Read on to discover how to shop and wear the trend.
Marrying two of the season’s hottest trends, ruffled animal print clothing seems to be everywhere this season. From leopard to snakeskin prints, add some volume to complement this statement pattern. From highly tailored layered collars and sleeves to staggered hems, elevate these edgy prints for a rebellious yet refined aesthetic.
Ganni Printed Cotton Dress
A perfect transition piece, you can wear this dress with tights and boots now, then pair it with bare legs and your favorite sandals once the weather warms up. Buy this dress for an effortlessly chic statement piece that you can wear well into the summer months.
Majorelle Mariel Blouse
Whether you’re heading to the office or out for drinks, this blouse easily transitions from day to night. Pair it with your favorite jeans to elevate your everyday uniform.
Superdown Gabriella Ruffle Midi Skirt
Shop this skirt to add intrigue to your go-to spring look. With an asymmetric, ruffled hem and side slit, this eye-catching piece pairs perfectly with a simple white tee and jacket for an effortlessly on-trend look.
Leith Mock Neck Minidress
For your next formal occasion or night out, this snakeskin-printed dress is sure to make a statement. Pair with your favorite heels to complete your attention-grabbing ensemble.
Shona Joy Mariposa Tiered Maxi Dress
From day to night, this dress allows you to look effortlessly put-together. Marrying the of-the-moment print and tiered skirt, pair this piece with sneakers for daytime or heels for a more formal event.
From double denim to tie-dye and patchwork, denim as a whole will dominate for spring 2019. This season, designers are increasingly playing with denim proportions, from oversized trucker jackets and cargo pants to – you guessed it — ruffled denim. Mixing hard and soft elements, the ruffle detailing elevates this otherwise casual fabric, adding intrigue and another layer of sophistication to your look.
Alexis Judith Mini Dress
An updated version of a summer classic, elevate your casual sundress collection and shop this on-trend denim version. Pair with open-toe mules for a fresh warm weather-ready look.
Alice And Olivia Jeans Mini Flounce Ruffle Denim Skirt
Revived from the ’90s, denim skirts are officially back in style. Pair with your favorite blouse or T-shirt for an elevated casual look.
Nobody Denim Ruffle Mini Skirt
An edgier take on the traditional denim skirt, consider this piece to elevate your spring wardrobe.
Almost every shade of pink, from salmon to dusty rose to magenta, was represented on the runways for this season. From Gucci, Marc Jacobs and Moschino to MGSM, Prada, Salvatore Ferragamo and Vetements, there’s no escaping this key color trend for spring. Coupled with the ruffle trend, these prominent hues demonstrate that this season is all about the modern ladylike aesthetic. Tailored and tiered, soft yet structural, shop these trends together to reimagine your power look for spring.
Jonathan Simkhai Smocked Chiffon Blouse
Perfect for the office or a weekend outing, this light-colored top pairs well with any trouser or jean style.
BCBGMAXAZRIA Ruffle Top Jumpsuit
For day or night, refresh your spring wardrobe with this ladylike piece. Depending on the occasion, wear this piece with sneakers or heeled sandals for a streamlined, seasonal look.
&OtherStories Belted Plaid Mini Dress
Wear three trends in one with this plaid mini dress. With this pattern, color and cut trending this season, how can you pass up this piece? Pair with combat boots for an effortlessly chic and edgy daytime outfit.
Into The Darkness
On the opposite end of the spectrum, alongside trending bright colors and clashing prints, head-to-toe black is having a moment this spring. Minimalist and gothic, Burberry, Maison Margiela, Simone Rocha, Prada, Rodarte, Valentino and other designers are playing with proportions and textures to elevate your traditional all-black outfit. Alongside the ruffle trend, these black pieces offer the perfect balance of soft and sultry.
&OtherStories Off Shoulder Ruffle Maxi Dress
Classic and elegant, refresh your LBD wardrobe with this on-trend ruffled version. Pair with your springtime shoes and a mini bag for a put-together look all season long.
Robert Rodriguez Camille Fil Coupé Silk Blend Chiffon Blouse
Wear this blouse with a pair of black jeans for the perfect day to night look. For work or the weekend, this top’s slight shimmer will brighten up any neutral look.
Norma Kamali Fringe Hem Legging
A western-inspired take on the ruffle trend, try out these statement pants with a long sleeve tunic and heels for a fun going out look.
Also known as Gen Z yellow, bright yellow tones (along with lighter hues) dominated the catwalks this season and seem to be a favorite of fashion buyers for spring. Currently, it would be difficult to browse an online or physical retail shop not full of sunny-colored clothing. Coupled with the airy, free-flowing nature of the ruffle trend, wear these trends together to liven up your spring wardrobe.
Astr The Label Ruffle Front Dress
Brighten up your wardrobe with spring with this ruffle dress. With a tie-waist, this piece flatters you figure and provides an effortlessly chic look to wear for almost any occasion.
Ulla Johnson Tilda Top
Switch up your everyday uniform and try out this bold blouse for spring. While easy to wear, this ruffle neck top is sure to make a statement. Pair with jeans or cigarette trousers for a streamlined look.
Ulla Johnson Zea Skirt
For vacation for visiting your favorite local restaurant, this skirt works well for almost any spring occasion. Wear it with a T-shirt and sneakers for a casual look or a silk blouse and heeled sandals for an elevated evening outfit.
While the white blouse is a timeless classic, due to the warmer temperatures, these tops tend to get more use during the spring and summer months. Versatile, feminine and sharply tailored, this trend allows you to add a refined elegance to any ensemble.
See By Chloe Cinched Waist Dress
Ulla Johnson Ciel Dress
Self Portrait Ruffle Trim Canvas Skirt
It’s no secret that beige and earthy brown tones are having a moment. From light mocha to chocolate hues, brown is this season’s hottest neutral color. Add some dimension to this basic look, and shop ruffled versions of this trend for spring.
Eileen Fisher Flutter Cuff Silk Shirt
A workwear essential, refresh your professional wardrobe with this on-trend, ruffle-sleeved blouse to elevate your everyday outfit.
Pixie Market Swiss Dot Ruffled Blouse
A more elegant take on your traditional daytime top, try out this blouse with your favorite jeans for a fashion editor-inspired look this season.
The Frankie Shop White Cotton Beautiful Blouse
Experiment this spring and wear this statement-bib white blouse. Paired with jeans or tucked into trousers, this top is sure to elevate your everyday uniform.
Alice and Olivia Julius Tier Sleeve Silk Tunic
For the warmer weeks ahead, shop this 3/4 sleeve blouse for a professional top that will prevent you from overheating and refresh your go-to professional look for spring.