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The ruffle shirt

In Trends on September 1, 2009 at 10:25 pm

Ruffles were very big in the early to mid 90s.  gr11Here I am with my bff Alison, who is sporting the big white ruffle way back in Sept 1993.  I also had a green silk shirt with ruffle collar that I wore all the time.

This fall, the ruffled shirt is all the rage.  I think it is important before you run out and grab one that you consider your body type to help determine how much of a ruffle you want and where you’d like the ruffle to be.

The following are some of the current ruffle offerings from j. crew, old navy and lane bryant:


I don’t really get the burgundy shoulder ruffle and the off white ruffles on the tummy look funny to me.

Smaller frame girls can work the tuxedo style chest ruffles.

A ruffle on the hem of the shirt can help create the illusion of a curvier figure for those who don’t have a defined waist.

As an apple shaped plus size girl, I’m tempted to try the last one, but I know in the end I should stick with subtle ruffle details like on the peach t shirt or green cardigan.