by our very own Elen C.
I know what you're thinking, we're heading back to the 1980's when ruffles were an integral part to every piece of clothing. But don't fear! They have come a long way since those days. I mean, come on, who doesn't love a good ruffle? Fun and girly, ruffles can add a sweet or contemporary touch to a dress, depending on how you style them. A ruffled halter neck, seen here on this Alfred Sung style (1.) adds great coverage to the front of the dress to counter the open back. Add ruffles to a skirt and it becomes an incredibly whimsical touch to this simple strapless style from Alfred Angelo (2.). A close cousin to the ruffle, flutter sleeves are an incredibly romantic touch to add to a dress. They're very "Notebook"-esq; just picture Ryan Gosling sweeping you off your feet in this Dessy style (3.). These flutter sleeves add coverage that is soft and romantic, without being overbearing. Whether you pick a slight ruffle, or a bold one, you will turn heads and ruffle feathers in these styles.