Ruffles & Frills: 10 Ways To Work This Romantic Trend

Our childhood party dress is getting a high fashion makeover

By Samantha Francis

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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.

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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:

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