Sunday, July 27, 2008

Ruffles Rule!

CC did a ruffle post awhile back, when it seemed that the feminine embellishment was a spring trend, but it seems that ruffles are here to stay, at least through the Autumn/Winter season... And we are pleased as punch!For fall, think sophisticated layers rather than naked mounds of ruffles. Throw a fitted jacket over that ruffled blouse or frock and you're good to go!

On the runways:
Above right:
Giambattista Valli white shift, via
Chanel Couture gown, courtesy
Elie Saab Couture, detail via
Luisa Beccaria, courtesy
Jenny Packham,

PPQ, - CC is loving the 80s prom dress appeal of this one!!
Marios Schwab, . . .
Strangely alluring!

Temperley London Resort 2009, via
Givenchy, via

Oscar de la Renta, courtesy


Fendi, via

Sari Gueron, courtesy

So many ruffles, so little time . . .
Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent tiered blouse.
Mayle camisole.
Go to
Paris Hilton grey ruffle striped top.

Marc by Marc Jacobs ruffled jacquard blouse, at
The zipper makes this feminine top a bit edgy!

Forever 21 black and white ruffle blouse
Bill Blass Flamenco backless blouse.
This runway stunner is available at!

Thomas Wylde ruffle vest, currently half off at!
Chiffon tiered skirt and ...
... ruffle-front tank, each just $29.50 at!

Alvin Valley short sleeve cardigan, also available in light blue at - right in step with fall's button-front sweater craze (stay tuned - cardi craziness is coming up on CC this week)!
Armani Collezioni ruffle knit cardigan jacket, at

Moschino Cheap & Chic ruffle lapel blazer, at
This fab fitted jacket is a BEST BET for the ruffle-shy, as it will certainly stand the test of time due to its understated adornment, classic cut, and impeccable tailoring.
Marchesa Couture draped dress.
A cocktail party stunner!
Visit to buy.

Nanette Lepore High Ball dress, also at Neiman Marcus

Julie Haus Tranquility Zazel Dress, at
Sari Gueron tiered ruffle dress.
Go to the Designer Boutique at!

Forever 21 pinstriped minidress - how preppy and fabulous!
At right: Dolce Vita Marla dress with ruffle trim v-neck, at - a bit more subtle, and very chic!
Below: Thayer Fate off-the-shoulder ruffle dress. Visit

Moschino Upside Down ruffle dress, at Deliciously over-the-top, and CC's fave!
(Prada bag above available at Neiman Marcus)
At right: Missoni zigzag ruffle scarf.
Visit to buy.
Dior Gipsy ruffled eyelet leather bag. Go to
YSL ruffle bag, in white ivory (pictured here) or black, at
Prada Nappa ruffled hobo, at Neiman Marcus

Gucci's substantial Sabrina bag has more subtle ruffles, and it's 20% off at!
Fendi satin ruffle flat, at

Marc Jacobs' ruffle-front pumps, from, are sexy yet refined!
Oscar de la Rental Fan satin sandals, at
CC predicts that these Prada suede platform peep toe pumps will be a very hot item for fall! Go to Neiman Marcus to purchase.
Now CC doesn't want to ruffle any feathers, but you simply must get on board with this trend, darlings!
And remember, your ruffles can be in the form of undergarments as well!
Kiki de Montpar-nasse bridal ruffle bra and panty (above left) and Sauvage pin-up star panty.
Visit kikidm.


Mimi said...

Thanks a lot for the comment sweet!

I really like ruffles if it's not too much.They have always a cute and romantic touch.Oh I really want that dress Daisy Lowe is wearing.

Sharon S said...

Hi there-I really love the Chanel dress, but really really love the red Dior bag!!

Christina said...

These ruffled pieces are beautiful.I'm a huge fan of ruffles,if only I afford that Marchesa Dress for my B-day.

Christina said...

These pieces are beautiful. I'm a huge fan of ruffles. If only i could afford that Marchesa dress for my b-day.

karen said...

hello there! i've always liked ruffles. you have a good eye for the trends. also thanks for the article, now i have to have those jeans, but first i will have to see how they fit on me.

head in the clouds. said...

all those dresses are gorgeous!
would you like to trade links?

Anonymous said...

i looove ruffles!!! the are so girly and femenine!
i need more ruffles on my wardobre... maybe a couple of dresses like those!

Hanne said...

The dress from Temperley London Resort 2009 is beautiful!

Annie Spandex said...

Whoh--that model has such big eyes... You know which one I'm talking about! I forget her name. And that black and white sweater dress is very cute.


Love the ruffles! Such elegant and fabulous detail.


WendyB said...

I saw the Prada ruffle bag in person and it is divine.

lara said...

I love ruffles and I son want a pink ruffled dress :) I don't know why, but that's my drem ruffled dress ;)

Jordana said...

These photos are great! Of the tops you posted, my fav's are the MJ and Bill Blass. I'm obsessed with the zipper on the MJ.

P.S. Thx for the sweet comments! Love your site and added you to my links. :) xoxo

loveology said...

So sweet!
I adore the Mayle cami, just gorgeous!


Cammila said...

I just ADORE a babydoll with ruffles layered down from the waist flapper style. I'm s excited to see more dresses like that in stores!

we wear things said...

love the marni outfit....

Sara.Sumi said...

I love love love ruffles!:)
I have some clothes with ruffles but those on your blog are fab!

Anonymous said...

Gosh I'm in love with ruffles! The Luisa Beccaria dress is one of my favourites as is the Sari Gueron dress. Sadly, I don't own any ruffle-laden pieces so maybe some frilly undergarments would be a good start?

LCL said...

i love that babydoll dress with the ruffles. its so adorable. i'm obsessed with ruffles. i have too many in my closet though. love the blog.

LCL said...

i adore ruffles. i love your blog. check mine out when you have the chance?

Seeker said...

I'm in love with ruffles.
Not many for a daily basis, but still a few for a girlie and romantic style.


erin de la cruz said...

If it is ruffles, it is VALENTINO. =)

michelle said...

Yay for ruffles! So fun and flirty hehe.

And I haven't heard of the show Privileged. Where does it play?

Songy said...

hey carrie! Fair enough. I'm very conventional mind you. I'm all for looking good but I'm very unadventurous when it comes to what I want to wear. that's why I'm looking at your blog religiously so I can broaden my somewhat limited taste. ^_^

Now more ruffles.

Elie Saab, Bill Blass, Givenchy... I will definitely go for them.

Mary said...

You have the best eye for trends! I always love every picture you select. i love the black and white runway dress, and I want every single top you've posted.

I appreciate your advice. I was crazy dresser when I was a little younger, doing the ultra girly and the goth things, but now I crave youthful maturity, I'm so fed up of scenesters who don't shower!

please sir said...

Oh yes every gal needs some ruffles!

Anonymous said...

Hey CC

That Moschino dress is beyond divine!
Glad you liked my blog. Yes, you can use my pics :)


♥ Marta ♥ said...

I love ruffles, they give so much drama and add that perfect touch of femininity :)

Guapóloga said...

I don't know about ruffles!! I love some of them but the most look so... like an UFO design!

Well, maybe it's because in a body like mine it's impossible to look like a human being with all those pieces of fabric over it! ha ha ha



Pamela Tan said...

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The Collector said...

Ruffles are such a structural yet femnine look. I pretty much like everything that you presented here. The Bill Blass and Givenchy are amazing pieces. The only thing that stands out as something I would not wear is that Thayer dress - I feel that I would look like a sausage in it!

Sydneydoll said...

hey baby
thanks for the compliments.

i like some of these things.
the last picture of lingerie is beautiful.

some of the dresses were great.

nice choices.

Anonymous said...

I really loved the dress from Luisa Beccaria. Its perfect.

aizat.cinta.goddess said...

love ruffles!!it very lively

Corrina said...

Those Prada platform pumps are gorgeous! They look like they are topped with cinnamon sticks or chocolate curls!

Times of Glory said...

I totally agree ruffles rule! I can never live without ruffles! In fact, I love most of the things with ruffles - sweet and chic! The pieces you picked are gorgeous! Prada's ruffle bag is so unusual and chic! They really melt my heart xxxxxxxxx

Siljesfashion said...

Thank you for your wonderful comment! Love ruffles, such a great look. I am craving that F21 blouse and the Chanel dress.

Myriam said...

I looove ruffles! Cant get enough of it!

Hannah said...

I am loving ruffles and tiers for this coming season (Southern summer, 07/08).

I have gotten a few pieces thus far, and totally looking forward to working them.

What I wouldn't do for the Marchesa piece...

Rebecca, A Clothes Horse said...

Oh I adore ruffles! You really covered all areas with this!

♔Jaimie said...

I love the 3rd picture and the very last one. SO cute.

S (formerly of Modern-Guilt) said...

Maybe it's the fact that I grew up a ballerina, but I have such a thing for ruffles it borders on unhealthy. Great showcase of ruffles I personally ADORE :)

/// said...

omg your blog is TO DIE FOR! :)

Karine said...

I loved this dress..So clean!

Thanks for your comment!
I already started my story!
Pass there!



Calming Corners said...

I was never a big fan of ruffles UNTIL NOW!!!

Katarina Kühl ~ PencilFashion said...

your site is really cool, i especially like the dress in your header!

♡ Nic Nic ♡ said...

The Marchesa Couture dress is just beautiful!! is that Daisy Lowe?? lol.

Ruffles are definitely cut with tops and dresses!

Crave said...

Ooh la la...a girl's got to have her ruffles! I love the little feminine does a ruffle adds to a dress or anything for that matter...As always, wonderful post!

LuLu124 said...

go ruffles go!!! i adore ruffles so this post is awesome!!! the first giambattista valli dress is just WOW!!! :D xoxo, lulu

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Regine said...

Thank you for the sweet comment :)

You have so many great outfits on this post.. i totally love the first picture, and the dolcegabanna-style - and the last 2 photos with the lingerie.

Hope you'll have a nice day!