Women's Trends

Trending ’17: All About Ruffles

Ruffle Trend 101

You only need to look at the catwalks of London, Paris, Milan and New York to spot ruffles: one of the biggest trends for Spring/Summer 2017. Big name designers such as Alexander McQueen, Preen and Philip Lim were all sporting the look.

One of the prettiest and most feminine trends to come to us from the various Fashion Weeks, ruffles come in all shapes, sizes and colours.

Whether you’re going for a bold fashion statement, or understated elegance, you’ll be able to find a ruffled piece to suit you.

Take a look at some of the top fashionistas on Instagram rocking the look, and gain some ruffle-based inspiration!



Amelia Liana rocks ruffles in a understated way with this gorgeous outfit.

The ruffled sleeves and detail on the front of her shirt look so pretty and effortless when worn with dark wash jeans; a great way to get a piece of the ruffle action easily.

If you’re a bit nervous: stick with muted colours and team ruffles with more laid-back pieces.

Get Amelia’s gorgeous eyewear look by wearing the Ray-Ban RB3025 – Aviator – Large Metal – Flash Lenses.

The silver metal frames, double bridge and pink tint are very similar to Amelia’s. Also available in four other colours.

Ray-Ban RB3025 - Aviator - Large Metal - Flash Lenses
Ray-Ban RB3025 – Aviator – Large Metal – Flash Lenses




Italian fashion journalist Anna Dello Russo looks gorgeous in this elegant ruffled maxi dress.

Anna stops the outfit from being too over-the-top by keeping the look & accessories monochrome.

The fitted body of the dress also prevents the ruffles from drowning out her slim physique.




Iconic fashion marketer Caitlin Kelly and a pal demonstrate just how glamorous and dressy ruffles can look.

Chiffon and silk are perfectly suited to ruffles, and are the perfect choice of clothing for a special occasion. Dress up with gorgeous accessories and some beautiful high-heels.




Get like model Coco Rocha by going bright and bold with your ruffles!

Although it’s not for the faint-hearted, some of the most fashionable colours at the moment are red, fuschia and orange.

Why not try combining the two trends in one outfit? Keep your accessories and makeup neutral to prevent your look from being too overpowering.




Combine ruffles with lace for the ultimate feminine look, like fashion entrepreneur Danielle Snyder.

Here, ruffle detailing on the back of the top looks gorgeous worn alongside these denim shorts. Make like Danielle and add plenty of jewelry and accessories to elevate your outfit to even greater fashion heights!




The perfect summer outfit.

Fashion YouTuber and Blogger Tess Christine from @tesschristinexo looks so gorgeous in this pretty ruffled floral playsuit.

Floral will always be a big hit in the Spring and Summer months. Although the ruffles are quite big, the low-cut neckline and mini short length prevents the outfit from swamping her body.


Have a look at some more Spring 2017 trends here

Tag #SelectSpecsSelfie and show us how you wear your ruffles!