Not many grown women are able to pull off head-to-ruffles without looking childlike or at least unserious. But every now and then a genetically blessed specimen comes and reverses their connotation completely.
On Tuesday, that was actress and newly-minted Mrs. Johnny Depp, Amber Heard, who arrived at the London premiere of "Magic Mike XXL" swaddled in a ruffled Emilio Pucci concoction. Like an expensive wedding cake, the scarlet gown — from fall 2015 — featured both a delicate trim and a number of softly cascading layers. It was one of Heard's more femme ensembles, especially considering the frock's lengthy velvet bow draped from the back of the neckline.
Lest the look appear too delicate, however, Heard's messier beauty look edged things up thanks to a tousled fishtail updo, with each and every flyaway tendril strategically placed in disarray. A dramatic smoky eye (or overgrown cat-eye, perhaps?) certainly helped matters, too.
In sum: ruffles are, occasionally, wearable, but only if a) they're crafted by Emilio Pucci, and/or b) you're Amber Heard. Any questions?