Spring Trends Moms Can Get on Board With: Ruffles

By Lisa Miller

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A longtime staple on little girls’ clothes, ruffles often get the bad rap of being too young, cutesy, and frilly to be taken seriously. These grown-up sexy ruffles, however, are nothing of the sort. They’ll add a flirty, feminine touch to your spring closet. From summery organza dresses to fun accessories, keeping up with this trend couldn’t be easier.

1. Floral ruffle dress (sale $42, reg. $60/Kohl’s): This lightweight, airy dress will create curves and skim over any tummy pooch.

2. You and Me Forever dress ($59.99/ModCloth): A closet staple perfect for casual occasions. Pair with black leggings. Free US shipping on orders over $50, free returns and exchanges.

3. Ruffled one-piece playsuit (sale $49.50, reg. $99/Lastcall): Perfect for chasing the kids around the park or beach.

4. French Connection ruffle sleeveless dress ($69.99/Loehmann’s)

5. Yellow polka-dot shirtdress (sale $39, reg. $60/Kohl’s): This bright and cheery dress is perfect for the warm weather ahead. Ditch the sloppy ribbon tie and wear with a belt instead.

6. Petit military ruffle jacket ($69.50/Macy’s): Throw this three/quarter sleeve jacket over your summery dresses to fend off cool breezes. The ruffle detail adds just the right touch of softness to a usually masculine style.

7. Hello, Pretty Bird dress ($49.99/ModCloth): A soft, colorful dress that will nip in the waist and skim over any tummy flaws. Free US shipping on orders over $50, free returns and exchanges.

8. Ruffled sleeveless blouse ($41.56/ASOS): The vertical center-line that the ruffles on this blouse create draws the eye downward and elongates the body. Free shipping both ways. Free shipping both ways.

9. Ruffle polka-dot skirt (sale $19.99, reg. $59.50/Macy’s)

10. Lucky Brand World Beat maxi skirt ($84/Zappos): Comfortable, casual and on-trend. Wear it to the park, beach, play date, or camping. Free 1-day shipping, free returns.

11. Jessica Simpson ruffle trench ($70.99/6pm): A new spin on the classic trench. You’ll be ready to take on those April showers. Free shipping.

12. Fergalicious Alana neutral ruffle flats ($34.99/6pm): A not too girly way to add ruffles to your wardrobe. Free shipping.

13. Ruffle zip cardigan ($35/Dorothy Perkins):  The layout of the ruffles on this zip cardigan create curves and a narrow waist.

14. Striped Shell ruffle tank ($44/White House, Black Market)

15. Betsey Johnson Floral Explosion Crossbody purse ($58/Zappos): Fun, colorful and girly, spice up your outfit with an interesting pattern. Wear it to lunch with the girls, brunch, or escorting the kids around town. Free shipping and returns.

16. Nina Evalixa gold peep toe ($21.99/6pm): Free shipping.

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