Ruffles Gone Wrong

sheer ruffled blouse

In calling this crime “Ruffles Gone Wrong” we feel we really have to address the fact that they rarely ever go RIGHT, do they? We don’t often meet a ruffle we don’t hate, and this is no exception, mostly because it looks like the result of a bad accident in a Victorian lampshade factory.

ruffled shirt

Could it ever be¬†redeemed? Is there a way to wear it without looking like Lord Byron’s less-stylish sidekick? We honestly doubt it, but we’d love to see you try. In the meantime, we think we might just go ahead and add ruffles to our list of “Things That Almost Always Create a Fashion Crime”. We’re just amazed the model wasn’t also wearing peep toe boots!

Oh yeah, and it’s ¬£778…

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  • November 30, 2012


    It’s fringe, not ruffles.

  • November 30, 2012

    the rev

    Looks ruffley to me & I’ve never met a ruffle I liked!

  • November 30, 2012

    the rev

    I remember trying on a blouse (under a suit) that had a ruffle down the front. (This was 30 years ago). When I came out of the dressing room my best friend laughed OUTLOUD. Haven’t put on a ruffle since.

  • November 30, 2012


    Out shopping yesterday, my mother asked, “why is everything see thru?” Why, indeed, wise woman, why indeed.