How to Work Ruffles into Your Everyday Wardrobe

Ruffles are all the rage. The floaty, feminine detail seems to have touched every runway and retailer in some way. What was once reserved for evening wear is now being paired with denim for weekend-worthy vibes. Gone are the days of ruffles being too fussy for Monday to Friday, these frills want more time in the spotlight and our Style Panel breaks down the best ways to work them into your wardrobe.

Scroll through for our Style Panel’s favourite ways to wear ruffles.

Challenge #179: How do you wear ruffles?

Mikayla Kuehn, 20
Toronto |

“I am a lover of bold and feminine details – and ruffles are just that. This sweater with ruffled sleeves is the perfect statement added to a casual look with jeans and classic booties.”

Mikayla is wearing: Sweater, SheIn; Jeans, Levi’s; Boots, H&M; Bag, DAILYLOOK; Necklace, Cherrypick.

Kira Paran, 29
Edmonton | Northern Style Exposure

“I’m all about ruffles on vacation. It’s an easy, breezy way to add something feminine and flirty to a look. I love how ruffles can be easily transitioned from day to night – I can wear this top with shorts for day and with skinny jeans and heels out for dinner at night.”

Kira is wearing: Top, Shopbop; Shorts, J.Crew; Sunglasses, Tom’s.

Jameela Ghann, 25
Calgary | Jam and Tea

“I like to play up the femininity of ruffles. A long, flowing, multi-tiered ruffle dress is perfectly paired with a light pink choker and delicate bracelets to create an exaggerated feminine look.”


Laura Mitbrodt, 31
Victoria | Laura Jane Atelier

“The ruffle trend seems to be everywhere lately! I feel like there is no right or wrong way to wear ruffles, it all depends on what you are comfortable with. If I am wearing a statement top with exaggerated ruffles then I usually pair it with a simple skirt or some vintage Levi’s.”

Laura is wearing; Top, H&M; Skirt, Chic Wish.

Liat Neuman, 39
Toronto | YomanChic

“The ruffle trend is here to stay and the bolder the better. My favourite way to style ruffles is by pairing them with basic pieces that will balance the out the voluminous statement. I’ve styled my look with sneakers for an unexpected contrast to the feminine frills.”

Liat is wearing; Top, Zara; Skirt and bag, French Connection; Bracelet, Topaz; Watch, Daniel Wellington; Sneakers, Zara.