Ruffled dresses for women have been used to enhance the way women move for centuries. The trailing frills on the guitar shaped Flamenco dresses of Andalusia women of the 18th century inspired the popularity of ruffled dresses in Spain that continues through today, while dresses with ruffles have been popular in Europe since the early years of fashion in the 16th century, beginning with the placement of ruffles on the sheer chemises women wore. Today ruffled dresses are as popular as any other design element used by high end designers to create gorgeous silhouettes that are sensual and exciting. Ruffles can either be simple accents along a shoulder strap, or used to create flounce along a floor sweeping train. Ruffled designer dresses can be simple sheaths with a decorative ruffle adorning the empire bodice, or fabulous Ballgown or Pageant dresses with skirts that form full circles of beautiful flounces and crystal accented ruffles. Used to define the gorgeous silhouettes of the wearer, ruffled dresses for women can be flirty, innocent, sensual, elegant and sophisticated. When ruffled dresses are used for little girls flower girl dresses the look is completely enchanting and as beautiful as any fairy tale Princess. Below The Hip Ruffled Dresses Nina Canacci uses ruffles on dresses to accentuate the movement of a woman's hips as she moves across a floor in floor length gowns that hug every curve. The natural sway of a woman's hips as she walks is highlighted by the flounce of tight ruffles that cascade from the hipline, and the subtle movement creates ripples of excitement on Hi Lo skirt lengths. The shorter front of these gowns allows the ruffled dresses to expose the long length of your legs below the shorter frills on the front, while the train of ruffles on the back create elegant silhouettes. Mermaid style dresses with ruffles create gorgeous lines that always provide plenty of admiring views. The ruffles can lie in layers or wrap below the knees in a spiral of tiered ruffles, each one cascading down atop the other. Terani uses diagonal ruffles of soft Organza trimmed in Satin to provide an air of lightness to the movement of a sheath style dress with ruffles along the skirt's lower half. Mini length Dresses With Ruffles Mini dresses like those by Hannah S. are given a flirtatious air when ruffles are used to enhance their design. Ruffled miniskirts on party dresses tend to swing out with a jaunty air that enhance the playful attitudes of the wearer. Just because dresses with ruffles are short does not mean it is not elegant and worthy of being called a formal. Short ruffled dresses found in the Jovani Beyond Collection are as elegant as any floor length formal, and delightfully trendy and stylish. A simple open ruffle can adorn a mini dress from the shoulder strap, across the bodice, and down the asymmetrical skirt to highlight the slender form of a young woman beautifully. When ruffles are used to accent the tapered straight line of a mini dress, they can add curves where they may be lacking on the natural form and create sensual lines and curves that attract attention without being overboard. Wedding Gowns and Ruffles Ruffled dresses for women designed to be the perfect wedding gown can create the breathtaking romantic gown of their dreams. Dere Kiang, Terani and many other top designers of wedding gowns use ruffled dresses in their collections to define their signature looks to perfection. Swirling tiers of Chiffon and Organza create ruffled dresses that are dream designs that add sparkle and glamour to any wedding no matter the level of formality. A wedding gown can be adorned with a simple ruffled neckline on a gorgeous A-line Satin dress, and the look is simple and elegant, or it can feature a skirt that is constructed with pickup ruffles covered in Swarovski Crystals. The level of flounce and pouf is only altered by personal choice and fashion sense. From the peek-a-boo designer dresses that have just a hint of flounce to the allover styles of ruffles that generate looks of awe and envy, a gown can be a soft creation of light and airy ruffles or ruffled dresses can be structured and fitted with tight ruffles in Taffeta and Satin. You can be sure that you like the stars attending the Golden Globes will always appear in style and beautifully elegant, no matter the level of flounce you have chosen in your personal choice of ruffled dresses for women.