Ruffled Blouse

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A ruffled blouse (or any garment with ruffle details for that matter) brings a pretty and flirty touch to your outfit. Ruffle tops are a must if you have a Romantic personal style and for anyone who wants to create an illusion of curves around the bust or shoulder-line.

Burgundy red one shoulder ruffle blouse from Macy's
Courtesy of Macy's

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Ruffles are timeless and come in various top styles such as the ruffled neckline and also the one-shoulder sleeves. I think you'll also love the classic dress shirt blouse with ruffles along the button line, which are flattering for both small and large busts - they also distract the eye from a bloated tummy!

The chic fashionista Anna Villaruel says One of the cons of wearing a ruffled blouse is that you can risk looking like a Can Can girl, which is is not a great look if you want to look up-tp-date. The art in wearing one is to avoid overindulging this look and knowing how to balance your outfit to look super-chic and presentable.

Let's take a closer look at some pointers on how to look fab and chic in a ruffled blouse!

How to Look Good in a Ruffled Blouse

Pair it with a tailored clothing

Kim Kardashian wearing a black ruffle blouse
Kim Kardashian via denimblog

For a maximum chic style impact, pair your ruffle blouse with a simple and tailored garment such as a blazer jacket, a pair of dress pants and a sleek tote bag. It helps balance out the frilly-nilly look of the top. We want to look pretty but classy, right?

Here are other outfit ideas:

  • If you want to look casual-chic
  • .. turn up the cool-factor with basic dark blue denim jeans - Kim Kardashian (right image) does it right with a pair of tailored denim trousers. However I would personally add a whiff of color with a handbag in tan or red.

  • If your style is trendy
  • .. try a combination of brown-and-beige leopard short pencil skirt with a black ruffle shirt. Grrrr.

Ruffles on the right places

This is super-important to get the look right. You need ruffles that add volume on all the right places, which are:

  • Shoulders
  • Bust-area

Grey ruffled blouse shirt
Courtesy of Bluefly

Details above the bust draw the eye up to your face and shoulders which make you appear taller. In general, ruffles around the stomach or waist are visually fattening and can take inches off your height. However, it also depends on the volume and shape of the ruffle:

Compared to the very-frilly and pom pom-like ruffle that only add curves in a unflattering way, simple and waterfall'ish ruffle details are much more flattering. They should also long vertically to help draw the eye up and down, which in turn helps camouflage tummy bumps and lumps.

Ruffles (or details in general) are a great way to balance out wide hips and draw attention away from your lower body. If you have a small chest, they'll help fill them out. On the other hand, if your chest is large make sure to look for the flattering ruffles (long and waterfall'ish).

How to wear ruffle blouse for work

If you should ditch the ruffles or not depends on the dress code at the office.

Most casual work environments allow you to experiment with colors and outfit combinations, but you still need to keep it professional. Think solid-colored tops with simple ruffles paired with trousers or jeans and flats.

If the dress code is strict, opt for ruffle tops in your best neutrals such as black, white, blues, light pinks and browns. And pair it off with a tailored garment.

It looks pretty sleek with a black or denim pencil skirt or dress pants.


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