Thursday, May 6, 2010

Trend Alert: Ruffles

spring is one of my favorite times of the year. it's warming up, but there is always a coolness to the air. i love that this change of season brings on the opportunity to wear more feminine pieces, and right now, ruffles are bringing the charm.

Rachel Bilson wearing Express Ruffle Front Jumpsuit

one store that has a great variety of ruffled clothing right now is Express. their pieces work to create many looks-- from frilly to flirty, feminine to funky (Rachel Bilson is a fan). whether you choose to give your edgy look some softness, dress up your ruffles for evening or dress them down for day, this is one trend you can make your own.

left, Escalating Ruffle Strapless Dress; right, Ruffled Halter Dress, both Express

adding bold accessories really adds a fabulous contrast to soft ruffles. you could also add a leather jacket over either of the dresses pictured above for the perfect amount of cool edginess.

left, Lea Michele wearing floral French Connection dress; right, similar Express Ruffled Sweetheart Neckline Dress

visit your local Express or for more info and to purchase.

tell me: will you be rockin' the ruffle trend this season?

first two images: Valentino FW2010, left; Cynthia Steffe SS2010, right. both images via

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