So let me guess… When you think ruffles, you’re probably picturing yourself running around the house as a 5 year-old little girl playing dress up in your favorite princess dress. Lucky for you, this once childlike trend has gotten a high-fashion makeover in the recent years, becoming a huge part of wearable designer collections. Frill and froo froo are back and they’re more romantic than ever. Your fairy tale princess dreams have become reality. 🙂

If you’re already a pro at the ruffles game, please don’t be shy and show them off! Tag me in your instas using #TangerFashionista. Who knows, you could end up being featured in an upcoming blog or on Tanger’s social media!

Chances are you’ve never styled frills as an adult, so I thought I would provide a little 101 on how to wear the season’s most romantic trend. The trick to pulling off flounce and looking like an adult is to make the ruffle the focal point of the outfit, while also taking your body type into consideration.

Choose ruffles that are suited for your shape – Ruffles have the ability to make your figure look fuller, so you must be strategic about how they’re placed. If you’re looking for a slimming effect, don’t wear ruffles near that feature. Instead, think about the balancing act. If you have wider hips, perhaps you choose a nice ruffled top to make your shoulders look a bit wider or vice versa.

Here are some of my favorite fashioinstas rocking their fashionable frilled looks and tips on how to pull them off yourself.

Tops

Great for small chested women who wish to look fuller

Opt for vertical ruffles that run along a straight line for a lengthening effect

Ruffles on cap sleeves will balance out a fuller skirt

Find ruffle tops at Banana Republic Factory Store and The Limited*

Photo: Harper and Harley
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Photo: Fashion Gum

Bottoms

Always pair with a simple top

Great for adding curves

Opt for shorter styles to add height

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Photo: Le Fashion
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Photo: Natalie Joos

Accessories

Perfect way to ease into the trend

Keep the look simple and only rock one ruffled accessory at a time

 

If there’s one takeaway from this blog, I would say it’s to enjoy this feminine trend but not to overindulge. Do this and you’ll be well on your way to capturing the hearts of onlookers in your very own street style look.

Happy Ruffle-ing! 🙂

*Click here for 15% off purchase of $75 or more at The Limited Outlet (Exp. 7/20/2016)

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