Charlotte Casiraghi shines at Cannes

She is the face of Gucci, and the spitting image of her mother, Princess Caroline of Monaco, when she was a young woman. And now Charlotte Casiraghi can add the toast of the Cannes film festival to her accolades. Charlotte appeared on the red carpet at the screening of Madagascar 3 on Monday and showed that she is swiftly developing a sensuous style all of her own.

The beautiful brunette opted for a teal ruffled dress from Gucci. This was a far sexier style than our own Duchess of Cambridge would opt for. A plunging neckline that was softened by the ruffled pleated edges, with a bar back and then further ruffles on the front, giving the dress a Spanish Flamenco feel.

Charlotte Casiraghi at the Cannes Film Festival 2012

 Ruffles are always a good option for Summer, both for daytime wear and evening wear. They give a romantic feel to any dress,  add interest, and can be used to both accentuate, and add curves. This particular dress is given added drama due to the teal colour, you can almost imagine this dress in a fiery red shade, or as a blast of shocking pink.

Get the Look -ruffled dresses

Kookai Silk Ruffled dress £104 click to visit House of Fraser

I love the ruffled tiers of this Kookai dress that add interest to the simple shift shape. I would love to see this teamed with some Mary Janes for some neat, 1920s styling.


Collection by John Lewis sleeveless linen dress £69 click to visit John Lewis

This linen dress from John Lewis has a gorgeous, vibrant blue shade, with the ruffles kept to the neckline. I could see Kate Middleton looking fabulous in this…and it is one of her favourite colours…


Pussycat sleeveless ruffle dress £22 click to visit House of Fraser

This dress by Pussycat is an absolute bargain at £22, and has a younger feel to it. This dress would look great with a pair of Jeffrey Campbell fierce heels or wedges.

 The pink dress from Lauren by Ralph Lauren is my absolute favourite ruffled dress. I love the raspberry shade, the pretty ruffled neckline, and the simple tie belt. You can get this dress from John Lewis for £130. I think this is a great buy as this dress is timeless and you will wear it again and again.
Lovedrobe Crochet Neck Ruffle Hem Dress £25 click to visit Evans

This ruffled tunic is such a pretty look. It confines the ruffles to the hemline but ties it in to a great print and intricate crocheting detail on the neckline. I think this would look great with some leggings underneath and some patent ballerina flats.