We've seen classic shirts, flowy dresses, and even structured jeans receive bold makeovers with ruffle hems. From the beach to the red carpet, the dramatic folds have been popping up all over the place for a couple of seasons now. Unfortunately, the feminine trend can be a little tricky to pull off, especially since the architectural folds are becoming bigger and bigger. But even if you haven't embraced the wavy look just yet, there's an easy way to test-drive the trend that doesn't involve clothes. If you are looking for an unexpected way to add ruffles to your look, then a pair of embellished shoes is the way to go.
Designers are transforming pumps, sandals, and mules with fabric-like trims. You can find suede heels with frilly layers and pastel flats decked out with romantic crinkles. And the footwear options go beyond the obviously girly looks. There are also sporty sneakers in the mix with tiny ruffles that border shoelaces.
And you don't have to max out your credit card to get the trendy shoes. Those red babies in the top image are only $28 at Forever 21. Ahead, you'll find more of our favorite ruffle shoes at every price point.
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1. Vera Ruffled Slide Sandal
Loeffler Randall | $325
2. Real Asymmetrical Ruffled Sandal
Topshop | $85
3. Lupita ruffle-trimmed suede sandals
Alexandre Birman | $375 (Originally $625)
4. Adele ruffle-trimmed suede pumps
Oscar Tiye | $417 (Originally $695)
5. Ruffle Sneaker
Tory Sport | $225
6. Edie Genuine Snakeskin Ruffle Pump
Saint Laurent | $995
7. Dorothy Two-Piece Ruffle Sandals
Steve Madden | $80
8. Ansel Ruffled Ankle-Wrap Sandal
Isabel Marant | $477 (Originally $950)
9. Ruffled Suede Lace-Up Sandal
Gianvito Rossi | $475 (Originally $945)
10. Col Ankle Ruffle Red Sole Sandal
Christian Louboutin | $1,045