Ruched Dresses

Be on top of the trends in a ruched dress. Opt for form-fitting ruched midi dress styles or make a statement in something mini. Choose from a range of party-ready styles in bold colours or versatile neutral shades that work for everyday wear.

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Womens Ruched Dresses

What is a ruched dress?

When it comes to fashion, history frequently repeats itself. One flattering, classical style that’s making a resurgence is the ruched dress. Once the epitome of 50’s fashion, pleats can add flair and volume to any outfit.

What is the length of a ruched dress?

The length and fit of a ruched dress can range from mini to midi to maxi and everything in between. The ruched midi dress is one of the more common lengths and is perfect for a flawless day-to-night transition. Fit and flare dresses with inverted pleats are best suited to apple and hour-glass shaped figures. It flatters the hips and legs, while creating a slim and snug fit around the waist to perfectly round out your natural curves. For more rectangular body shapes, a ruched and waist-defined dress will help create the illusion of curves.

How to wear a ruched dress?

While versatile, a ruched dress looks best when matched to your body. A dramatic ruched maxi dress with a cinched waist can highlight the beauty of a fuller figure or create luscious curves on those without. Pair with a detailed waist belt to enhance the effect. For a stylish city outfit, pair neutral tones with a black leather jacket and clutch or tote. Be extravagant and enhance your ensemble with chunky accessories to add a little drama. Going formal ? Accessorise with a thin scarf and natural makeup to emphasise the style’s classical sophistication. Add a crossbody or mini bag in a matching colour to complete the look. For a softer, classic look, choose a gown with full-body pleats in natural tones.

Which shoes to wear with an ruched dress?

Pair your footwear for the occasion! Keep it soft, sweet and flowing by paring your ruched dress with a pair of sandals. Minimal pumps are an excellent option for a casual day at the office. Dress up your outfit for an evening out by wearing strappy heels . If you’re going grunge, awaken your rebellious side by pairing a black faux leather pleated dress with tall chunky or laced hiking boots. A maxi pleated dress can also be paired with trainers for casual streetwear or espadrilles for summer flair.

When to wear a ruched dress?

Why confine ruched dresses to a time or season? These chic, elegant dresses are highly versatile and can be worn for any occasion. Make a statement at work with a knee-high pleated dress and a lightweight coat. Or steal the show at the festival with a mini ruched dress and sunglasses. Show your legs at a family picnic and pair a floral maxi pleated dress with a wide brim hat. With a few choice accessories, your pretty pleats will be a wardrobe essential.