Go romantic this spring with so-pretty ruffles

We heart ruffles. There, we said it. Those flirty frills flatter everything they frame (really!) and have the ability to romance even the most structured of silhouettes. We’ll help you make them modern in the season’s hottest hues and luxe fabrics, and show you which type of ruffles flatter your bod best.

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    Frills for the Curvy girl

    High contrast white and black set the stage for ruffly tops. An ethereal layer compliments cute curves without stealing the show. The key to pulling off the flounce? A waist-cinching belt in shiny patent leather.

    Thin Bangle Set, $7,

    Night to Remember Ruffled Curvy Plus Dress, $43,

    Patent Bow Waist Belt, $5,

    Dolley 03 Mint D’Orsay Pointed Flats, $21,

    Studded Chain Strap Crossbody, $25,

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    Tiers for the Athletic girl

    Create the illusion of depth and volume with a mini made up of cascading ruffles. Tiers in bright colors have the power to transform a sporty silhouette, creating curves and showing off toned gams. Balance a ruffled bottom with a tucked-in top in a neutral tone or denim wash. Add your fave sneaks!

    H&M Clutch, $20,

    H&M Denim Shirt, $31,

    2750 Cotu Classic, $49,

    Mini Skater Skirt with Ruffle Details, $52,

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    Peplums for the Petite girl

    The kicker here is to not get carried away by majorly frothy fabrics. On a small shape, bold ruffles and layers of frills can be overpowering. Instead, try a peppy peplum to create a defined waistline and go for delicate vertical ruffles on a top that pops to play up your bitty bod.

    Prabal Gurung For Target® Ruffle-Front Long Sleeve Blouse, $35,

    Rough Rider Studded Black Purse, $44,

    Mossimo® Women’s Ponte Peplum Skirt, $20,

    Women’s Mossimo® Katley Bling Ankle Boot, $30,

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by Kara DePaola | 2/1/2016