Easy Ways to Wear Pretty Ruffle Neck Blouses with Pants

Frilly, feminine ruffle neck blouses are trending and the most popular way to wear one is with a pair of jeans or pants.

short sleeve ruffle neck top- cream

Why? Jeans and pants have a masculine vibe that balances out the sugary sweetness of this top and makes you look modern.  I’ve paired this cute swiss dot blouse with raw hem jeans for a slightly rock n roll look.

floral boho blouse

Another way I like to wear ruffle neck tops is to play up the boho vibe. This pretty one has a ruffle tie neckline and sleeves, giving it a 70’s hippie look. I took inspiration from that and added a pair of white flare jeans, a big boho hat, raffia earrings, and a straw bag.

Ruffle Neck Blouse - Yellow Dots, jeans styled by Fabulous After 40

1. Wear a Ruffle, Neck Blouse With Cropped Jeans

Cropped flare jeans are also popular and worn with a fussy, ruffle neck blouse is a fashion-forward way of dressing. It’s like the bottom half of the outfit says,  I’m a bit of a rebel, while the top half says, I’m proper and ladylike.

If you read my Spring color report, you know that this pale yellow is one of the top colors for spring.  Also trending are basketweave bags, and anything pearl, like these unique pearl easlights. You can wear cropped flares with flat sandals, but I like a small heel to make my legs look longer. These white mules work perfectly.


Peach Ruffle Neck Blouse, white tie pants outfit styled by Fabulous After 40

2.  Tie-Waist Pants

Tie waist pants are dressier than jeans and are chic, worn with a ruffle neck top. I like wearing a ruffle top that has a small, more subtle ruffle so it complements, not competes, with the waist tie bow.

Sleeveless, high ruffle neck tops are everywhere. This juicy peach-colored one is very delicate looking and an excellent way to dip your toe into this trend if you are not a big ruffle fan or prefer an understated look.

White + peach is always such a soft,  elegant combination, and these gold sandals give more life to the outfit. We have a white bag, so all white would be boring.

Blue floral ruffle neck blouse, jeans outfit styled by Fabulous After 40

3.  Flowy Flare Jeans

For all of you who love boho.  flowy, ruffled blouses fit right in. This loose, semi-sheer ruffle neck blouse in this pretty floral print worn with a pair of long, lean flare jeans gives you a free-spirited 70’s retro look.  White rattan mules go with the natural boho vibe of this outfit. The off-white backpack style bag makes it casual and modern.

This outfit also has a strong Western feel and would be a great outfit to wear if you were going to a country music concert.

Chambray ruffle neck blouse, jeans styled by Fabulous After 40

4.  Try a Canadian Tuxedo Look 

There’s been a lot of talk about the Canadian Tuxedo look defined as denim on denim. While I have no idea why they think that’s Canadian ( I’m Canadian, and we’ve never dressed this way), it is a popular style that you can tweak to work with a ruffle neck top.

This cute chambray blouse worn with a pair of faded blue jeans gives an attractive Canadian Tuxedo look. Pair it with gold sandals and a taupe bag to elevate the vibe. A snakeskin belt is right on-trend.

Rust Ruffle-Neck-Blouse

5. With Black Jeans and a Cardigan

Wide, flat ruffles are soft, sophisticated, and particularly flattering at any age. This dark rust color worn with black jeans keeps a ruffled top out of cutesy territory.

White floral ruffle neck blouse, white pants styled by Fabulous After 40

6. With White Pants

White pants are everyone’s favorites come spring and are a clean backdrop for a pretty floral ruffle blouse. This outfit would be a lovely look for a wedding, baby shower, or wear it on a night out with your man!

What do you think of the ruffle neck blouse trend? Here are some more ways to wear ruffles at any age.

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  1. I have seen the Canadian tuxedo look many times over the past 40 years in western Canada and British Columbia. It may not be a thing in eastern Canada. We live in California, and my husband would wear the look even though our teenage children told him not to. Now he’s in style again.

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