(December11, 2015) Nine ways to wear ruffles right now . . . and look surprisingly modern day and night.
Most women shed their ruffly party frocks by the age of 12 (the frilly bat mitzvah? Quelle horreur!). This season, however—and looking forward to the Spring and Pre-Fall collections—the ruffle is the game-changing flourish on dresses, sleeves, and even otherwise sedate trousers. It adds softness to tailoring, movement to minimalist offerings, and always, always a sense of charm and drama, which is essential to survive the holidays. Here, Vanessa Axente shows how easy it is to be both fabulously frilly and unfathomably fashionable.