If you know me well, you’ll know that dresses are basically my second skin. In fact, on most days, you can spot me in some type of dress, whether it’s a comfy tank dress to work in at home or a pretty floral frock for a weekend brunch. There is one particular style I’m obsessed with at the moment: ruched dresses. As it’s one of the prettiest styles out there this season, I’ve spotted them all over the fashion set, on my feed, and at my favorite retailers this summer.
The Business of Fashion defines ruching as a “gathered overlay of fabric strips that are pleated, fluted, or gathered together to create a ripple-like effect” and, in my eyes, an Insta-worthy effect! There’s something alluringly romantic about the fabric detailing, and it is the perfect choice when you want to wear a dress that feels that little more “special.”
So if you love the trend as much as me, take a peek below at some of my favorite ruched dresses. From side-seam ruching to gathered-tie necklines and pleated busts, these will unquestionably add a dreamy and captivating touch to your summer looks.