How To Wear Ruffles For Summer Events

Ruffles and frills are key for SS17, adding boldness and modern femininity to any look. As well as being a new regular fixture of our daytime wardrobes, the trend also lends itself well to summer event dressing, from weddings and black-tie occasions. Need some inspiration? We asked Jess, Occasionwear Buyer at Monsoon, to show us how to wear ruffles for this season’s most special invites.

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The Garden Party

Kami Ruffle Dress, £99 | Patricia Parrot Pouch, £29 | Emilia Pom Pom Sandals, £45

Off to a garden party? Embrace the relaxed, carefree mood of the occasion with a blue ruffled maxi dress, featuring one of Monsoon’s signature heritage prints. Its sheer frilled layers create a wonderful sense of movement, as well translating well from day to dusk. Finish with a tropical parrot clutch and a pom-pom sandals in contrasting fuchsia.

The Summer BBQ

Penny Ruffle Top, £45 | Emery Embroidered Jean, £59 | Melissa Metallic Clutch, £29 | Norah Jewel Sandals, £39

Pink is one of summer’s hero colours, made all the more irresistible when combined with ruffles. Take on both trends with this pink cami top, styling it with white skinny jeans (extra style points for embroidered denim) for total summer BBQ perfection. Complete the look with tonal rose gold accessories.

The Summer Wedding

Olivia Ruffle Wrap Dress, £99 | Jove Metallic Clutch, £35  | Layton Sandal, £69

Ruffles are perfect for summer weddings, bringing a new, contemporary feel to simple silhouettes. Be the best-dressed guest in a classic navy wrap dress, elevated with a ruffled neckline, cold shoulder details and a tiered detail on the skirt. Make the colour palette feel modern with metallic accessories.

The Black-Tie Event

Rani Maxi Dress, £179 | Whitney Box Clutch, £35 | Whitney Sandal, £69

For black-tie invites, create a glamourous look with this floor-sweeping pink maxi dress, crafted from a stunning satin fabric which emphasises the ruffle over the shoulder and down the back. Add the finishing touches with a silver clutch bag and matching heeled sandals.

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