Friday, October 17, 2008

Fashion Friday: Ruffles, Ruffles and more Ruffles

Fashion designers have introduced ruffles to us in past seasons but this season they are hotter and larger than ever. I like to be fashionable without being a slave to the current trends because to me you have to be comfortable in what you are wearing and it has to make you feel good. You can make a statement with some oversized ruffles or go the safer more simple route. Whichever you chose they add a feminine look to any outfit. With mens-wear being a big trend this season also a touch of ruffle will soften the look and you will remain looking feminine.

Ruffles can be worn for all occasions whether for work, business casual, running errands or for a cocktail party. You can wear a ruffled blouse under a jacket, you can select a jacket with ruffles, a cardigan sweater with a touch of ruffle, pair a ruffled blouse w/ a vest for a trendy mens-wear look or wear a ruffled halter with an A line skirt for your evening look.

We should never be slaves to the trends and fashion should allow us comfort, style and verstality.

Are you a ruffle gal? If you are which is your favorite?

Hypothesis Cardigan

Inc International Concepts Ruffled Blouse With Attached Vest

Lace and Ruffles Halter Top

Short Sleeved Ruffled Cardigan

Inc International Ruffle Long Sleeve Blouse

Hinge Ruffle Front Top

Kristen of Kristen's Custom Creations

This article was originally posted at Beautiful Fabulous


Proud Mommy said...

I like the first grey shirt with the ruffles. I think this trend is great. The ruffles could hide a lot of things until I get around to losing them!!!

scargosun said...

I really like the Hypothosis one and the long-sleeved Inc one. I am not a fan of the 3/4 length sleeve. It looks unfinished to me and leaves me cold so having ruffles on something like that seems unbalanced.

Anonymous said...

Ruffles, I really don't know if I like ruffles or not yet. I have a couple of shirts with them and I must say they have to grow on me.
You've been tagged.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kristen,

I've been super busy this past week with a death in the family, (my mother-in-law who I moved her to take care of this past year), a new birth (as you know, I'm a grandma) and my youngest turning 11. (today)

I miss blogging but haven't found the time and have been just too tired. Stopped by to see if anything new was happening with you.


Kate said...

Hey Girl - Just wanted to let you know that you won the Planet Mom T-shirt giveaway on my site!! How cool is that? You'll look styling in your "Trophy Wife" t-shirt.

ali said...

I'm not really into ruffles. I always think of Jerry's pirate shirt (Seinfeld) when I see ruffles!

Jenni Jiggety said...

I like the ruffles!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Hi, I was looking for a kindness award on google to share with a blogger who really helped me out today, your award with the coffee cups, could I use that or is it an orignal of yours? thank you, Jane

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Thank you so much!!

Jennifer Cameron said...

I am SOOO not a ruffle girl. If I was being held at gunpoint and had to wear one of those choices, I would choose the hypothesis cardigan

Lindsey said...

hmmm.... I stay clear of ruffles... I'm a chubby girl as it is... I fear ruffles would only emphasize that! (I don't really know why though...)

Renée aka Mekhismom said...

I love these features. I just wait for you to post them because I don't have the time to join one more social networking site. Although I really do like BF so who knows you may see me over there more often.

Meaghan said...

I wanted to let you know that I finally launched my website We are selling all sorts of great coffee's, teas and treats.

To celebrate the launch we are doing a ton of giveaways. If you would like to get in on it check out

Also, if you are interested in raising $$$ for a charity of your choice check out

Thanks so much!