One of my favorite types of dresses is one that has ruching in the waist area. If you’re not familiar with this term, a ruche is defined as a gathered ruffle or pleat of fabric used for trimming or decorating garments. Most of the time, you’ll see ruching in clothing items like shirts and dresses. I picked up this dress last summer from the Zara sale. We were out of town for my family reunion and took a quick trip to the mall. I saw a lot of great items on this particular shopping trip, but since we were short on time, I didn’t have time to try anything on. I quickly laid out all of the items I wanted to buy and picked the ones that I thought would fit my body the best. This dress was one of those items.
It’s so important to know your body type and be clear on what types of garments look best on you. Since this dress is made of a stretchy material, has ruching and vertical lines, I knew it would look flattering on my figure, even with the “newlywed weight” I’ve gained. The main benefit of ruching in the waist area is that it can make your tummy appear smaller. Now if you have a large stomach, ruching won’t make it disappear, but it will give the look of a smaller, more snatched waist. I know that I can wear this dress at my current size and when I get back to my “pre-wedding” weight, and the dress will still be visually appealing.
With a smaller waist comes curves that are accentuated, or if you have more of a straight figure, ruching can give the illusion of curves. I don’t know about you, but my desire is to have a nice “coke bottle” figure. Wearing dresses with ruching in the right places helps to give that type of look.
What are your thoughts on dresses with ruching? Do you have any? Comment below and let me know your thoughts.