Bold Ruffles

Christian Louboutin Clutch
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Bold Ruffles

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BOLD RUFFLES

Clothes We Love, Spring 2013
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WHY WE LOVE IT

Whether they're framing the face or spiraling off the hips, architectural ruffles build the foundation of a dramatic evening look. These stiff, austere waves are more modern than the floppier furls of past seasons, making this feminine detail feel new again.

HOW TO WEAR IT
Ruffles act as their own accessory, so there's no need to trot out your jewels. If they're snaking around your neck or cascading down your shoulder, pull your hair back in a sleek style so it doesn't interfere. These oversize undulations go nicely with pumps or sandals in a complementary—yet not matching-color.

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Joe Fresh Top

Joe Fresh Top
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Cotton, $29; joefresh.com for stores.

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H&M Dress

Clothes We Love, Spring 2013
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Cotton, $50; hm.com for stores.

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Vince Camuto Skirt

Vince Camuto Skirt
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Vince Camuto Skirt, $89 BUY IT

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Charlotte Olympia Pumps

Charlotte Olympia Pumps
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Silk-satin, $895; 212-744-1842

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Rebecca Taylor Dress

Rebecca Taylor Dress
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Wool, $325; rebeccataylor.com for stores.

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Christian Louboutin Clutch

Christian Louboutin Clutch
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Satin, $895; us.christianlouboutin.com for stores.

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