They may normally be reserved for child pageant stars and princess parties. However, girlish details like ruffles and flounce have gotten a high-fashion makeover. They appear over and again on runways in all four fashion capitals.
Framing the neckline, adorning the hips, or setting in tiers around the skirt make for an enchanting evening look. Here we’ve gathered together some of our favorite examples of the trend. Frill-seekers will appreciate the in-your-face femininity of these adorned silhouettes.
Warning: They’ve been known to ruffle a few feathers. You’ll find many more in our new prom dresses 2023 collection.
Navy Lace Two Piece Off the Shoulder Prom Dress
Consider this an introductory course in frilly spring fashion. The wide ruffle layer around the off-the-shoulder crop top is more boho-chic than babydoll. Regardless, we are still head over stilettos in love.
Crafted from beautiful lace, the high-waisted skirt is fitted through mid-thigh before flaring out in an easily draping skirt. Ballroom, backyard, or beach, this navy blue two-piece dress cuts a stunning figure. Elevate the look with jewel-toned accessories and a sizeable stiletto.
Red Off the Shoulder Satin formalDress
This satin stunner hits two key trends at once. It references both the ruffle effect and shoulder cutouts. The silky fabric makes for softly draping waves that graze the shoulder in a glamorous way.
Princess seaming lends feminine structure to the berry red gown’s womanly silhouette. The shapely bodice gives way to an elegant, floor-skimming skirt. The graceful design finishes with an unexpected open back that is well worth the second looks it is guaranteed to garner.
White Two Piece Off the Shoulder Short Dress
Crisp whites used to be relegated to the upper class. The color is seen as a signifier of a leisurely lifestyle. That’s something this captivating two-piece dress encapsulates.
The crop top’s flounce forms a full circle around the off-the-shoulder design, maximizing its flirtatious charms. The high-waisted pencil skirts are polished and sophisticated. It still retains its youthful appeal when set against a bare midriff.
This day-to-night duo can be worn anytime, anywhere. We, personally, cannot wait to take it for a boardwalk stroll with mixed metal accessories and a lace fabric box clutch for added edge. Fortunately, this style works with both flats and heels.
Ivory Fitted Scuba Short Dress with Ruffle
The key to pulling off ruffles as an adult is to make them the star piece of your ensemble. Enter: Our Ivory Fitted Scuba Short Dress. A classic sheath silhouette with a large swath of ruffle cascading front and back over the shoulder.
We recommend keeping your hair pulled back, so it doesn’t interfere with the wave. The thickness of this style’s scuba material construction allows it to create a structured, flattering shape. It’s resistant to wrinkles and other signs of all-day wear.
A stacked heel will complement this structured aspect. This footwear option will also give you plenty of support during events that require a lot of standing. Look for one with a slight platform for even more cushioning. It’s also the perfect wedding guest dress!
Emerald Ruffled Skirt Sleeveless Evening Gown
There is a subtle antebellum element to these emerald green tiers of ruffles. One Scarlet O’Hara would almost assuredly meet with a nod of recognition. This elegant evening gown’s modest silhouette features a high neckline, seamed bodice, and crystal-embellished waistline.
Everything about it is polished and put-together, something uptown girls will glean to. You’ll feel every inch a style-savvy socialite. It’s all down to this dance floor-skimming design that’s splashed in such a vibrant color.
Say yes to statement jewels when accessorizing. The more sparkle, the better – for the hands, wrist, ears, neck, and a wristlet pouch to complete your outfit. Keep makeup glossy and glowy.
Black Off The Shoulder Two-Piece Dress
Channel the unbridled vivacity of salsa queens with this statement-making two-piece pageant dress. Simple and sophisticated on top, it features an off-the-shoulder bodice with wide straps. These straps settle just centimeters off the top of the shoulder, creating an elegant boat neckline.
The high-waisted full-length skirt calls for attention with a boldly color-blocked wave of oversized ruffles. The waves start at the top of the left leg and spiral to the floor. This is the focal point of the ensemble.
Black and Ivory Two-Piece Off the Shoulder Prom Gown
A study in proportions, this flounce-heavy two-piece prom gown features exaggerated architectural ruffles. This feature is carefully and impeccably placed for a striking visual impact. This impact is heightened by the black and white contrast of the top and bottom pieces.
This design is a combination of fun, flirty, and fashion-forward. This off-the-shoulder dress duo is an absolute blast to wear. Bonus: Every angle looks both perfect and perfectly unique for photo sessions.
Burgundy Velvet Mermaid Prom Dress
Thumb your nose at practicality and dive deep into high glamour with our Burgundy Velvet Mermaid Prom Dress. Every detail is sumptuous. The rich scarlet hue, the sculpted silhouette, the luxe feel of the velvet fabrication. Not forgetting the piles upon piles of frothy ruffles.
Its seamed silhouette hugs the body’s natural curves and dips low at the bust for an alluring peek of cleavage. Wear your hair in soft, touchable waves inspired by the infamous Veronica Lake, and you’ll look red carpet ready. Add a smoky eye to amp up the drama.
White Elegant Scuba High Slit Prom Dress
Our White Elegant Scuba High Slit Prom Dress is the epitome of high-society elegance. Waves of exaggerated ruffles on the right shoulder are balanced aesthetically. The balance is created by a thigh-high slit revealing a lot of legs.
This design is impeccable, cut in thick, flattering scuba material. The sophisticated sheath silhouette looks as beautiful at the end of the night as it did while making its grand entrance. Wear a skinny stiletto sandal to emphasize the length of your showcased leg.
Red One Shoulder Mermaid Prom Dress
Our Red One Shoulder Mermaid Prom Dress is made from a Mikado fabric. Mikado is a stylish blend of silks that results in a heavier fabric. This weighty fabrication is a welcome presence when cool evening breezes kick in.
There’s only one thing that could possibly outshine the dramatic flair of this gown’s shapely silhouette. That’s the vibrant, cheery red hue. We recommend matching this shade in matte lip color.