The Pretty Trend That Will Make Your Outfits Look Seriously Expensive


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While I study trends in-depth for a living, some styles only really hit me once I see them in full force at all my favorite stores. Case in point? This summer’s pretty ruching and draping trend. It was all over the spring/summer runways and now has me in a tizzy after I saw so many chic iterations on the market this season. Of course, I’ve been bookmarking only the prettiest pieces to share with you, our dear readers.

The textured detail makes an outfit look luxe and expensive, but the best part is that you don’t need to spend a fortune to lean into the trend. Below, I’m sharing 35 of my favorite ruched finds for every budget. These will have everyone saying, "Wow, great outfit!” Trust me.

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Judith Jones
Senior Fashion Market Editor

Judith Jones is the senior fashion market editor at Who What Wear who specializes in shopping content and trend stories with high-affiliate impact. She shares the coolest, most desirable fashion market finds and brands for every budget. Previous to working in fashion, Judith worked as a TV host on the PBS travel show Globe Trekker (airing on Netflix and Amazon Prime) sharing her passion for travel and culture.