Our childhood party dress is getting a high fashion makeover
By Samantha Francis
Nothing thrills like some frills, or some ruffles to add a bounce in your step.
While exaggerated and voluminous layers may have earned itself a bad name courtesy of party dresses a la “Toddlers and Tiaras”, the trend is now being reinvented by the likes of Miu Miu and Marc Jacobs.
The key to nailing the flounce is to make the ruffle the focal point of your outfit.
For entrance-making pizzazz, go all out and pick a structured piece with a key dramatic detail, to accentuate the hemline or the bust. To amp up the romance, slip into a flowing, fluttery piece in lightweight fabric.
Here are 10 styles to try: