How to Style a Ruched Dress

March 25, 2020

I have been living in easy and flattering ruched dresses lately with the baby. They are extra wonderful for pregnancy, but also great for regular non-maternity wear. Today I figured I would round up some ideas about how to style a ruched dress.

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Bodycon Dress Details

Whatever you call them, ruched, bodycon, or fitted, this exact dress was last seen in black here. It’s currently on sale for just $39, and I have had the same long sleeve version in grey for 4 years. I wore it all through my pregnancy with Ivy Jean and after. It’s just that good!! I am wearing a size medium here so that it has stretch for the pregnancy, but a small would work regularly. It really depends on how to want it to fit.

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How to Wear a Ruched Dress

Layer with Kimono

For spring and summer warmer weather, I love to layer a ruched dress with a breezy kimono. This white one is just $25 from Amazon.

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Pair with a Jean Jacket, Leather, or Utility Jacket

I love adding any cute jacket to a bodycon type dress. When something is really fitted, sometimes it just helps to have that extra layer. You can add a jean jacket around your waist, on, or another favorite jacket. Really anything works!

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fitted dress with sneakers

Dress it up with Heels

You guys know I love a good dress, and I love the excuse to dress up. Recently I shared this leopard dress above and below styled two ways. You can wear sneakers or dress it up with heels. Previously I have shared a gorgeous red dress with side ruching and a pink dress with front ruching both made to be on the dressier end.

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Try a Layer + Boots in Winter

Below is the same dress I mentioned. It is the green and black but in long sleeve. I love adding a winter layer like a poncho or cardigan and boots during the cooler months.

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  • Reply Emily Fang January 21, 2021 at 3:08 am

    Wonderful article! The dresses you wear all look so beautiful.

  • Reply Jessica April 1, 2020 at 8:57 pm

    These are all so pretty on you dear. The last look is definitely my fave!

    Jessica |

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