Trend Watch: Ruffles

Trend Watch: Ruffles


Flirty, feminine, and all-out fabulous--we couldn’t be more thrilled that the motif of the moment is ruffles. If you’ve brushed off this look in the past for feeling too frilly or too fussy, it might be time to take a peep at ruffles with fresh eyes. Since Sixoneosix carries a bevy of ruffles for both land and sea, we’ve rounded up some special pieces for a variety of personalities and tastes. Use these suggestions to help sort out the frills that might not thrill from the flounces that showcase your personal style. So, read on to put yourself in the mood for the ruffle takeover that’s beginning right. about. now.



Girly Girl Ruffles

Ummmm…. how happy are you right now that ruffles are trending hard? We’re thinking “radiant with joy” probably covers it. Since ruffles are right up your alley anyway, go full tilt with a Pink Ruffled One-Piece Swimsuit maillot -- you’ll seriously glow up with this swimsuit (and wish you could’ve bought it years ago). There’s that bubble gum hue for one thing. Then there’s the flattering ruffle accent below the bust--gotta love anything flattering. Finally, you’ll fully approve of the skinny straps, which lend a delicate touch to this overall eye-popping cute lewk. We’d stop right there, but since this is really your moment, you might as well go all-in at nighttime, too. You’ll approve of the romantic mood of a Red Ruffle Cold Shoulder Dress, complete with accent ruffles at the neckline and the hem. This is the one that’ll work everywhere--from a Valentine’s Day date to an after-work event to a semi-formal wedding invite.



Flower Child Ruffles

Ruffles are merely one of the motifs you regularly incorporate while dressing, be it for the beach or dry land. We’re happy to report that this trend’s signature flounces feel particularly right when combined with a groovy print. For a pick-me-up you can wear to the waterfront, think about a cheery Sweet Daisy Ruffle Bikini, bordered in contrasting solid triangular trim. This two-piece swimsuit would make a natural match for other hippie-chick beach staples like a crochet cover-up or denim cut-off shorts. For something ruffle-y that fits your chill disposition and that will transition from waterfront to wherever, pick up a printed babydoll dress like Red Ruffled Floral Slip Dress. You’ll fall in love with the miniature frills accenting the tiered skirt and the tie-front detail at the bust. It’s a little bit country, a little bit rock ‘n’ roll, and totally relaxed…just the way you like it.



Fashion Risk-Taker Ruffles

You’re all about pushing that envelope, so you might have discounted ruffles as too tame or too feminine for your taste but think again! There are so many ways to wear this trend that you’ll find plenty of daring options to (swim)suit your style. You present yourself as more of a fashion maverick who likes to bare skin but in a design-forward way? There’s a ruffle for that: get into an Olive Textured Ruffles Cutout Bikini with subtle rib-textured fabric. This two-piece swimsuit features delicate ruffles along the straps that don’t interfere with the rest of the design. Instead, the ruffles actually complement it and balance out the bareness of the cutouts on the bottom.

Still looking for your ruffle “style soulmate” in a sea of frills? Check out more bikinis, one-pieces, cover-ups and clothing right here.



Mommy & Daughter Matching Ruffles

She wants to be just like you when she grows up, but she might not even need to wait that long. Because when it comes to your mini-me and her swimsuit, well...let’s just say that she gets it from her momma. Sixoneosix’s covetable Pink and Floral Ruffled High-Waisted Bikini has been shrunk down to fit your little girl. She’ll go wild splashing around in the surf while wearing a near-replica of your favorite Pink Ruffled Bikini with High Waist Bottom for Toddler Girls and Girls, and her version is every bit as charming as yours. It has the same solid-pink ruffled triangle top and the identical ruched floral-print bottoms--sized down in a proportional way so she’s not swimming in fabric (she prefers swimming in water, thanks). Just prepare for sighs, since she’ll seem terribly grown up in her version of your swimwear.



Francophile Ruffles

Trust us that ruffles can look French at the beach. Mais oui! The French have just about mastered everything, be it cheese, wine, fashion, romance, or the perfect red lip. So why not bring a little of that Gallic flair the next time you’re on the way to the beach? Make it happen with a cute bikini in a blue and white striped pattern, such as this Blue Striped Bikini With Ruffle. This classic linear motif, which is typically found on the “Marinière” (aka: mariner’s top) over there, adds a “je ne sais quois” to a ruffled maillotlike this Blue And White Stripe Ruffled One-Piece Swimsuit, too. You don’t have to wear it with a beret to get the point, either. Top it off like a French woman would, with an oversize-brim straw sun hat for protection from the rays and added chic at the same time.




Vintage-Inspired Ruffles

Don’t you love how ruffles can skew retro in the right context? Us, too. Vintage-inspired ruffles never try too hard but always deliver major style impact. But if you’re prepping for an upcoming thrifting adventure, you can cross swimwear off your shopping list, because plenty of Sixoneosix swimsuits offer that retro-leaning vibe with a modern-day fit. This Yellow Gingham Ruffled Bikini feels like something Doris Day would’ve worn to the beach in the early 1960s. If one-piece swimsuits are more your thing, you can’t go wrong with a polka-dot maillot like Polka Dot Ruffled One-Piece Swimsuit. Polka dots hearken back to a bygone era, but according to street style pics coming out of the world’s fashion capitals, they’ll also be taking over the sidewalks (and boardwalks) for Spring 2020.



Rodeo Queen Ruffles

Yeehaw, cowgirl! You want to stay on the pulse by rocking ruffled swimwear, obvi. But you can keep this trend within your wheelhouse at the same time by finding a swimsuit with Americana flavor. It’s easier than you think: keep your eyes out for a bikini in red, white, and blue with a folksy print (bandana or prairie florals work well), just like this Red White and Blue Paisley Self-Tie Bikini. Prefer to wear ruffles on the bottom and stars ‘n’ stripes on your sleeve? Team a sweeping Red Floral Print Ruffled Midi Skirt with a print top like Red Floral Off Shoulder Ruffled Top for a cold-weather version of your favorite all-American look. The best part? Any of these items, yes, even the ruffled bikini, will can be enhanced with a pair of cowboy boots.




Minimalist Ruffles

Ruffles might not immediately seem like a fit for your fashion MO, but you can maintain your pared-down ethos with ruffles that skew sleeker and less flounced. The White Ruffle Neckline Bikini is the answer. Don’t be afraid to ditch the all-black, all the time routine. You’re on the beach, for goodness sake! This works because it plays with proportion, something that a design maven like yourself can appreciate. The ruffles are small and simple, giving it an almost futuristic feel. There’s room to play with ruffles for a post-beach, nighttime ensemble, too. The trim silhouette of Ruffled Bodycon Dress hugs the body, so the overall effect here reads as streamlined, not frilly.



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