New Year, New Trend: A Flirty Touch


Transform your look from drab to fab with a fun and flirty ruffle detail. Whether it’s on hemlines or sleeves, this trend sure knows how to turn up any ensemble.

Amanda Seyfried is definitely rockin’ the ruffles in the photo above. Ruffles like the ones shown in this picture were featured on the spring runways of Balenciaga, Ralph Lauren, and Gucci. E! Fashion Police cohosts Kelly Osbourne and George Kotsiopoulus highlighted this frilly and feminine trend as one of the top trends of 2013. Do you agree?

I absolutely adore the flirty touch ruffles add to an outfit. I think this trend is great for the red carpet, for a cocktail party, a fancy affair, or even for a sweet daytime luncheon. However, I don’t see this look as something that can be utilized for day-to-day fashion. Seyfried’s dress in the picture above seems to have a sort of peplum detail that I do find rather versatile, but as far as ruffles go, in general, I think they should be saved for special occasions. Ruffles are certainly fabulous, but I think they are a bit too fancy to wear to class or while running errands, unless they are kept on the minimal side.

Many online retailers are featuring trendy ruffled dresses. I definitely understand why Kelly and George decided this trend was here to stay – ruffles are flirty and feminine – but as I mentioned above, unless they’re minimally worn, they’re better for special occasions.

Tobi has several styles with frilly detailing. The dresses pictured above would be perfect for a special luncheon or even a dressy-casual dinner date. These ruffles are a bit more understated than the ones Amanda Seyfried was modeling.

This dress from Guess, however, is much less versatile. This super chic dress should be reserved for a fancy event or special party, rather than for day-to-day (or night-to-night) wear.

Psychology student Teressa Gugino feels the same way about the trend. 

“I think it’s really cute and feminine, and you can show off your girly side,” she said. “I also think it’s flattering for all body types and can help you accentuate the best part of your body. But I do think unless the ruffles are small and used as a simple detail, they’re better for special times and places.”

Spice up your next special occasion by adding some fab flair to your spring look. Kelly and George would definitely give you nods of approval!