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Ruffles

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Lanvin is synonymous to haute couture, high fashion and quintessential Parisian style. This spring, Lanvin did not fail to put out yet another impressive collection that included many special ruffled pieces. But you don’t have to be a major fashionista or style guru to appreciate what ruffles do for your body.

Ruffles are now appearing more off the catwalk in numerous designs this season, such as on summer dresses, blouses and spring-inspired skirts, to enhance and accent the best parts of your body. Ruffles add a feminine touch to more neutral pieces making it the perfect combination for any type of occasion from the office to a night out on the town.

Shoulder Showcase

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Because ruffles are now often applied to designs with soft fabric to add movement, the pieces give off a feminine and subdued look with a slightly dramatic effect. If you plan on wearing a dress with ruffles, go with an off-the-shoulder style to create an elegant, cascading look.

Pastel Ruffle Dress, Urban Chic

Subdued Style

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If you choose to wear a top with ruffles, make sure to pair it with a simple skirt or pair of pants to offset the texture. Too much ruffle is not easy on the eyes and can make you look larger than you really are, so you definitely want to mix and match different styles to create a dainty yet sophisticated look.

Lined Ruffle Dress, Fawn

Work to Play

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Paired with a simple black leather jacket, a ruffled dress turns into a fun and charming look that is ready for any type of party. With the addition of a long silver necklace or a small cross-body bag, this look will exude femininity and sophistication for both day and night.

Vegan Leather Bomber, Monarch Boutique

Bells and Whistles

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This dotted, ruffle dress is a great example of how ruffles can take on a role as an accessory to vamp up an ordinary piece. Ruffles immediately draw attention to the area in which they are placed. Here, with the ruffles right below the neckline, eyes will be drawn to the face. An outfit like this one doesn’t need much accessorizing, so keep it simple.

Ruffle Dress, Fringe

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