Normally reserved for child pageant stars and princess parties, girlish details like ruffles and flounce have gotten a high-fashion makeover. Framing the neckline, adorning the hips, or set in tiers around the skirt, they make for an enchanting evening look. Here we’ve gathered together some of our favorite examples of the trend. Frill-seekers will appreciate the in your face femininity of these adorned silhouettes. Warning: They’ve been known to ruffle a few feathers, sartorially speaking.
Navy Lace Two Piece Off the Shoulder Prom Dress
Consider this an introductory course in frilly fashion. The wide ruffle layer around the off-the-shoulder crop top is more boho-chic than babydoll, but we are still head over stilettos in love. Crafted from beautiful lace, the high-waisted skirt is fitted through mid-thigh before flaring out in an easily draping skirt. Ballroom, backyard, or beach, this navy blue two-piece dress cuts a stunning figure. Elevate the look with jewel-toned accessories and a sizeable stiletto.
Red Off the Shoulder Satin Prom Dress
This satin stunner hits two key trends at once – the ruffle effect and shoulder cutouts. The silky fabric makes for softly draping waves that graze the shoulder in a glamorous way. Princess seaming lends feminine structure to the berry red gown’s womanly silhouette, giving way to an elegant, floor-skimming skirt. The graceful design finishes with an unexpected open back that is well worth the second looks it is guaranteed to garner.
White Two Piece Off the Shoulder Short Dress
Crisp whites used to be relegated to the upper class, seen as a signifier of a leisurely lifestyle – something this captivating two-piece dress encapsulates. The crop top’s flounce forms a full circle around the off-the-shoulder design, maximizing its flirtatious charms. The high-waisted pencil skirts is polished and sophisticated, yet manages to remain its youthful appeal when set against a bare midriff. This day-to-night duo can be worn anytime, anywhere. We, personally, cannot wait to take it for a boardwalk stroll with mixed metal accessories and a lace fabric box clutch. Fortunately this style works with both flat and heels.
Ivory Fitted Scuba Short Dress with Ruffle
The key to pulling off ruffles as an adult is to make them the star piece of your ensemble. Enter: Our Ivory Fitted Scuba Short Dress. A classic sheath silhouette with a large swath of ruffle cascading front and back over the shoulder. (We recommend keeping your hair pulled back so it doesn’t interfere with the wave.) The thickness of this style’s scuba material construction allows it to create a structured, flattering shape, resistant to wrinkles and other signs of all-day wear. A stacked heel will complement this structured aspect, and will also give you plenty of support during events that require a lot of standing. Look for one with a slight platform for even more cushioning.
Emerald Ruffled Skirt Sleeveless Evening Gown
There is a subtle antebellum element to these emerald green tiers of ruffles . This elegant evening gown’s modest silhouette features a high neckline, seamed bodice, and crystal-embellished waistline. Everything about it is polished and put-together, something uptown girls will glean to. You’ll feel every inch a style-savvy socialite in the dance floor-skimming design. Say yes to statement jewels when accessorizing. The more sparkle, the better – for the hands, wrist, ears, neck, and wristlet pouch.
Black Off The Shoulder Two-Piece Dress
Channel the unbridaled vivacity of salsa queens with this statement-making two-piece dress. Simple and sophisticated on top, it features an off-the-shoulder bodice with wide straps that settle just centimeters off the top of the shoulder, creating an elegant boat neckline. The high-waisted full-length skirt calls for attention with a boldly color-blocked waves of oversized ruffles, starting at the top of the left leg and spiraling to the floor – clearly the focal point of the ensemble.
Black and Ivory Two-Piece Off the Shoulder Prom Gown
A study in proportions, this flounce-heavy two-piece prom gown features exaggerated architectural ruffles, carefully and impeccably placed for a striking visual impact. This impact is heightened by the black and white contrast of the top and bottom pieces. Fun, flirty, and fashion-forward, this off-the-shoulder dress duo is an absolute blast to wear. Bonus: Every angle looks both perfect and perfectly unique for photo sessions.
Burgundy Velvet Mermaid Prom Dress
Thumb your nose at practicality and dive deep into high glamour with our Burgandy Velvet Mermaid Prom Dress. Every detail is absolutely sumptuous – the rich scarlet hue, the sculpted silhouette, the luxe feel of the velvet fabrication, and the piles upon piles of frothy ruffles. Its seamed silhouette hugs the body’s natural curves and dips low at the bust for an alluring peek of cleavage. Wear your hair in soft, touchable waves and you’ll look red carpet ready.
White Elegant Scuba High Slit Prom Dress
Our White Elegant Scuba High Slit Prom Dress it the epitome of high-society elegance. Waves of exaggerated ruffles on the right shoulder are balanced aesthetically by a thigh-high slit revealing a whole lot of leg. Impeccable cut in a thick, flattering scuba material, the sophisticated sheath silhouette looks just as beautiful at the end of the night as it did while making its grand entrance. Wear a skinny stiletto sandal to emphasize the length of your showcased leg.
Red One Shoulder Mermaid Prom Dress
Our Red One Shoulder Mermaid Prom Dress , a blend of silks that results in a heavier fabric. This weighty fabrication is a welcome presence when cool evening breezes kick in. The only thing that could possibly outshine the dramatic flair of this gown’s structured, shapely silhouette is the vibrant, cheery red hue. We recommend matching this shade in a matter lip color