3 STYLECASTER Staffers Take on the Ruffles Trend

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The runways of New York Fashion Week have spoken: Rufflemania is here to stay. Frilly dresses, flouncy skirts, and flutter-sleeve tops have become a street-style staple this summer, and for fall, the trend is migrating to cashmere sweaters, velvet jumpsuits, and voluminous tiered blouses.

At this point, even those of us who long dismissed ruffles as a relic of our childhood wardrobes are kind of bound to start reconsidering—anchored with denim or leather, the unabashed girlishness takes on a subversive edge, and even in small doses—say, a flared cuff or a flouncy hem—they add a bit of interest to a basic silhouette.

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But while the fashion world has embraced the trend with gusto (see: the ubiquitous off-the-shoulder ruffled top you’ve likely seen all over Instagram) we wanted to see how it easy it was to wear IRL. So, three of my colleagues picked out their favorite frilly pieces in stores right now, and styled them with pieces from their own wardrobes. Here’s how they made out:

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Bibi Deitz, News Editor
“I am generally pretty ruffles averse, but I fell in love with this cashmere-blend Alice + Olivia sweater, which is thick enough to be worn without another layer underneath, thin enough to slip beneath even the tiniest of fall jackets, and soft enough to skip a camisole. I styled it with a pair of well-worn jeans from Braxton, denim Zalo loafers, and my favorite vintage rings.”

Alice + Olivia Anila Ruffle-Sleeve Sweater, $285; at Shopbop

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Nicole Price, Campaign Manager
“I tend to lean toward easy neutrals and solids for my daily outfits—but when wearing a more feminine dress, I like to add chunkier (and, most likely, black) accessories. This dress, paired with a ’90s-inspired velvet choker and a structured black watch, is a weekend wear switch-up for brunch with girlfriends.”

Ecote Ashley Lace-Up Side Maxi Dress, $69.99 (was $119); at Urban Outfitters

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Laura Valencia, Assistant Producer, Video and Social Media
“I’m not one to wear pencil skirts, but the ruffle on the bottom makes this one more playful. Definitely something to wear on date night with my boyfriend!”

Ocean Blue Dress, $289; at Iorane

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  • 3 STYLECASTER Staffers Take on the Ruffles Trend

    Alice + Olivia Anila Ruffle Sleeve Sweater, $285; at Shopbop

  • 3 STYLECASTER Staffers Take on the Ruffles Trend

    Ecote Ashley Lace-Up Side Maxi Dress, $69.99 (was $119); at Urban Outfitters

  • 3 STYLECASTER Staffers Take on the Ruffles Trend

    Ocean Blue Dress, $289; at Iorane

  • 3 STYLECASTER Staffers Take on the Ruffles Trend

    Topshop Ruffle-Trim Chevron Plissé Blouse, $60; at Nordstrom

  • 3 STYLECASTER Staffers Take on the Ruffles Trend

    A-Line Mini Skirt with Ruffle Pocket, $41; at ASOS

  • 3 STYLECASTER Staffers Take on the Ruffles Trend

    Erik Poplin Skirt, $265; at Intermix

  • 3 STYLECASTER Staffers Take on the Ruffles Trend

    Ruffled Top, $45.99; at Mango

  • 3 STYLECASTER Staffers Take on the Ruffles Trend

    Oversized Dress with Back Frill, $125; at COS

  • 3 STYLECASTER Staffers Take on the Ruffles Trend

    Dress with Ruffle Hem, $39.90; at Zara

  • 3 STYLECASTER Staffers Take on the Ruffles Trend

    Sebina Knit Dress, $398; at DVF

  • 3 STYLECASTER Staffers Take on the Ruffles Trend

    MSGM Navy Wool Ruffle Bomber, $680; at SSENSE

  • 3 STYLECASTER Staffers Take on the Ruffles Trend

    Whit Goldenrod Ruffle Top, $328; at Anthropologie

  • 3 STYLECASTER Staffers Take on the Ruffles Trend

    Ruffle-Sleeve T-Shirt, $49.50; at J.Crew

  • 3 STYLECASTER Staffers Take on the Ruffles Trend

    Lovlov Cherry Print Ruffled Unbalanced Dress, $298; at W Concept

  • 3 STYLECASTER Staffers Take on the Ruffles Trend

    Opening Ceremony Ruffle-Trim Knitted Sweater, $345; at Net-A-Porter

  • 3 STYLECASTER Staffers Take on the Ruffles Trend

    Comi Top, $65; at Style Mafia

  • 3 STYLECASTER Staffers Take on the Ruffles Trend

    Area Ruffle Sleeve Embossed Blouse, $634; at Assembly New York

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Alice + Olivia Anila Ruffle Sleeve Sweater, $285; at Shopbop

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