Millennials, forget those gathered taffeta birthday gowns of the 90s. Ruching is making waves on the runways once again as designers embrace its classic form in fabrics gathered and folded for added texture and detail.
Get the Look: From the high-end to the high street, Ashlee Starratt helps you to get the look.
Throw this gorgeous coral ruched-sleeve blazer from River Island on over that tropical mini-skirt and hit the club; or, shrug it on over a pair of skinny white jeans for a look that’s as fresh as a summer breeze. Price: RO27.5.
Keep your look on-track with a summery edge in a pair of earth-tone platform cork wedges with some metallic pops of silver. We’re loving this pair in particular from Nine West. Buy them for RO34.2.
Keep the island vibe coming in a figure-flattering ruched mini that will take you from the beach to the after-party in no-time-flat. This tropical version from Forever 21 is just the (stylish) ticket. Make it yours for RO8.4.
We love the shabby-chic elegance this blush pink shoulder-bag from Red Valentino. Its appeal lies in its versatility, as ruching easily allows you to take your tote from day to night – and we’re ready to wear this one all summer long! Own it for RO48.
As the weather heats up, keep your look light and ultra-feminine in this body-conscious white floral satin dress a la Brigitte Bardot, from Pretty Little Thing. We love how its ruching accentuates an hour-glass frame. The lacing detail? Va va voom! Snag it for RO21.1.
While your bold ensemble’s doing the talking, keep your accessories au naturel, with this pair of woven hoop earrings from M&S. They prove minimalism does not mean less stunning. Wear them for RO6.2.
Look pretty-as-a-picture in the season’s delicate shade of daffodil with this sleeveless tunic-style top from Dorothy Perkins, with ruched buckle detailing that draws the eye downward and elongates your silhouette. Grab it for RO12.