Splurge vs. Steal: All Ruffled Up

This fall, ruffled blouses and dresses are everywhere. Whether you want tight frills or loose, cascading waves, there are tons of options to fit your personal style and budget. These feminine blouses can be matched with tailored slacks to spice up your wo

Splurge: This Juicy Couture ruffled top combines flirty details with sophisticated design to make the perfect blouse for work or play. Pin-tucking at the shoulders and back create a flattering shape, while the shiny gold buttons add a little something special; $168 in black at or in white at or Neiman Marcus (5300 Wisconsin Ave., NW; 202-966-9700).

Steal: This Forever21 black satin ruffled top would look great with trousers, jeans, or a streamlined skirt. The ruffles around the neck and down the front are super-girlie, while the puffed sleeves and attached waist tie construct an elegant silhouette; $19.80 at Forever21 (1100 S. Hayes St., Arlington, 703-415-4121; 7101 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda, 301-767-6910) or at

More Splurges:

Pleated ruffle top

Layered ruffle top with slit

Pintuck ruffle top

More Steals:

Ruffle blouse

Ruffled keyhole neckline top

Sleeveless ruffle top 


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