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How to Wear a Ruffled Shirt Stylishly: Dressing for Your Body Type

Ruffles have a bad reputation for making women appear frumpy and unflattering. But it’s 2019! There are ruffle styles for EVERY body type! Let's explore how to wear a ruffled shirt that suits yours!

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Hourglass/Curvy

Ruffles are usually styled in a way that makes us appear fuller. This is why plus-sized women often avoid ruffles. But cascading ruffles can be subtle and "slimming." And vertical ruffles on a solid-color blouse are quite flattering and youthful.

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While many curvy women want to hide their size, others embrace their voluptuousness! An edgy, ruffled floral top says, “I’ve arrived” without looking overbearing. A fitted bodice and peplum ruffle accentuate the waist while bubble sleeves add a fun touch. When it comes to ruffled shirts, details are everything!

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Pear-Shape

Pear-shaped women might opt to wear ruffles around the chest to even out their bust-to-hip proportions. Cleverly-draped ruffles on Bardot tops are a great way to embellish the bust. This elegant silhouette is lovely on women of all body types.

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Adding dimension at the shoulders is another way to fool the eye. The sculptural detail instantly draws attention away from the hips, and up towards the face. Bold colors and striking designs are perfect for grand introductions!

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Slim

Mainstream fashion is already suited for slim body types but there are still common themes around their sartorial preferences. Layered ruffled blouses can add just enough volume around the bust. Go for this look when you want to dress ultra-feminine!

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Some slim types want to add volume. Others believe less is more!

Masterful ruffle placement and lightweight fabrics can add interest without bulk. Ruffles in silk, chiffon, and crepe flare down instead of out, thus creating a more subtle silhouette.

Ultimately, confidence matters more than your body type. If you have the attitude, you can pull off any ruffled style.

At CBoss Coats, we dress women who stand out from the crowd. Pair the Lady May Trench with a ruffled blouse and let your style embrace ALL of who you are!

Irena Konsur, Photographer