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Trend Alert: Ruffly Blouses

If ever you've longed to dress yourself in prim and feminine ruffly blouses, now is your chance. Ranging from multi-tiered cascades to simple accents, ruffles are all over shirts for Fall 2006. But the look isn't easy to pull off.

To avoid looking like a librarian or a lady who lunches, try pairing the flouncy shirts with somewhat tougher pieces, like denim and leather. For a dressier look, you can go more chic, but make sure the rest of your outfit is sleek, not fussy—think pencil skirts and graceful platform pumps. Here's a look at some of my favorite ruffly blouses at both designer and non-designer prices.

Rebecca Taylor Ruffle Top with Cami, $189, available here.

3.1 Phillip Lim Ruffle-Front Halter, $297, available here.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Casey Stripe Silk Top, $228, available here.

Elie Tahari Joelle Blouse, $248, available here.

For the non-designer versions,

Bebe Chain Print Amanda Shirt, $79, available here.

Banana Republic Sleeveless Ruffled Bib Top, $64, available here.

Forever 21 Ruffled Stripe Shirt, $24.80, available here.

Isaac Mizrahi Brocade Ruffle Blouse, $29.99, available here.

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H0T-Tamale H0T-Tamale 10 years
ooh my fav is the 5th pic with the black belt ..loving that one :)
H0T-Tamale H0T-Tamale 10 years
i like the 2nd n 3rd picture ,would wear those but the red blouse is just awful... not the color cause i think red is very sexy but its just the style i don't like .
Daisy6264 Daisy6264 10 years
I like a couple of them...nice
JennaV JennaV 10 years
Bye Jinx!
JennaV JennaV 10 years
Oh! What about the "Suz" eppy??? LMAO!!! Elaine and Suzy, Suzy and Elaine.... Too many good episodes!
Jinx Jinx 10 years
oops hit enter too quickly, I can't pick a favourite episode either, theres just too many good things going on there! Well, dinner time, See you again!
Jinx Jinx 10 years
lol, Yeah, I'm not going to punish you, because when that old cream icing hits your digestive track, that will be punishment enough! lol
JennaV JennaV 10 years
You too Jinx :D I have a few seasons on DVD and it is the best DVD ever. It is chock full of extras. I just bought the second season 2 of The Office and that is pretty good too. I could not even begin to pick my favorite eppy of Seinfeld... although the one when Elaine has "cake withdrawal" and eats that 60 year old cake is one of em. Get well, get well soon....we wish you to get well....
gracey gracey 10 years
Ok the other day I was talking about the puffy shirts we wore in the early eighties and low and behold here they are. those ruffles remind me of the old tuxes! lol
Jinx Jinx 10 years
LOL JennaV! And then of course he burns himself. And the jerking off story! OMG, about the hand getting deformed over time into a claw. lol Good Times! PS Good to see you btw.
t0xxic t0xxic 10 years
marshmellow
t0xxic t0xxic 10 years
omg with my boobs id look like a marshmelow
JennaV JennaV 10 years
"You're all....puffed up." LOVED the B story with George as a hand model.
Imabeliever Imabeliever 10 years
only one is good.. the rest are too curtainy, Will and Gracey, Heather Grahamy, Calista flockharty and the last one is just plain Elleny
Jinx Jinx 10 years
LMAO, The low talker, puffy shirt episode! I love it!
snixy30 snixy30 10 years
They make me itch...
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 10 years
haha its so true!
SweetPeasMom SweetPeasMom 10 years
BlondeSugar, I was going to say the same thing!
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 10 years
im sorry but any time i see a shirt with any kind of ruffle i think of the puffy shirt episode on seinfeld! some of these are cute tho!
MissRobinson MissRobinson 10 years
Luuuurve them <3
Faye16 Faye16 10 years
I'd feel silly wearing them too, too girly for me.
teddybear teddybear 10 years
YUCK!!!
BeachBarbie BeachBarbie 10 years
I love the top three!
Lakey Lakey 10 years
Despite the total prettiness of these tops, I think I would feel a little goofy wearing them.
popstar popstar 10 years
Why does everything always have to be cuter in the designer versions?
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