Trend Alert: Cocktail Dresses with Ruffles

1. Ruffles - Couture Candy

This bright blue number will have all the heads at the party turning and, best of all, it was designed by two Peruvian sisters ($216 at couturecandy.com). Shopping tip: Couturecandy.com is having a 30% off sitewide sale.

2. Ruffles - Alice & Olivia

A flirtatious hem gives this minimalist Alice + Olivia dress a dose of divine ($505 at net-a-porter.com).

3. Ruffles - Paul & Joe Sister

The Paul & Joe Sister Flamme Dress takes the ruffle trend to new extremes with these tiers of earthy, crocheted goodness ($118 at urbanoutfitters.com).

4. Ruffles - Charlotte Ronson

What could be better than ruffles? Ruffles with tonal polka dots on this sweet Charlotte Ronson dress ($264 at urbanoutfitters.com).

5. Ruffles - Elizabeth & James

Elizabeth and James's edgy one-shouldered strappy dress subverts the ruffle them and makes a stylishly ironic statement about it ($475 at net-a-porter.com).

6. Ruffles - Clothespin

Here, the ruffle shows up only on the bib of a floor length dress. So dramatic and retro (was $210 now $126 at clothespin.bigcartel.com).

7. Ruffles - MINT Jodi Arnold

The ruffles on this MINT Jodi Arnold dress are as lovely as the petals of a fuchsia rose ($560 at net-a-porter.com).

8. Ruffles - Topshop

This color block strapless dress with a black buttoned bodice and tiers of periwinkle, red and seafoam will brighten up any holiday party ($100 at topshop.com).

9. Ruffles - Anthropologie

A swingy ruffle and a vintage print make for a very chic holiday dress indeed ($168 at anthropologie.com).

10. Ruffles - J Crew

J.Crew's wool Madeline dress is a perfectly respectable dress to wear to the company holiday party ($198 at jcrew.com).