The technique of ruching is far from a new concept, but in contemporary terms, it’s generally reserved for long red carpet gowns. However, it seems that 2016 may witness the return of the ruched cocktail dress. Seen at key S/S 16 catwalks like The Row and Balenciaga and on trendsetters like one Alexa Chung, this admittedly ’80s-reminscent look (hence our query re: the world’s readiness for its return) is getting a severe revamp—and we’re on board. Scroll down to see a few of our favorite recent ruched moments, and then shop the look if you want to test it out.
We’ll take our boudoir dressing with a side of ruching, thank you.
Try not to be the life of the party in this dress.
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We’d make this getup work for us by layering a white tee underneath and accessorizing with Chelsea boots.
Elegance at its finest.
If Alexa Chung is on board, then you know it’s worth considering.
What’s your opinion on ruched dresses: yay or nay? Sound off in the comments.