Ruffles are a great detail this fall and this grape tunic makes them easy to wear. The deep v-neck top keeps the ruffles from overwhelming a Bombshell who may have a larger bust. The proportion between the ruffles and the sleeve length is perfect, too.
This cowl-neck dress, featuring split sleeves, is going to require some serious Spanx. But between the flouncey bottom and the beautiful draping across the collar bones I think it'll be worth it. I love a boat neckline - it's pretty and sophisticated and that "something a little different" that sets a woman apart from the crowd. The overall shape of this top is really flattering. The pleats create a really nice visual accent while camouflaging any tummy issues you (and I) may have going on.