Flounces vs Ruffles - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between flounces and ruffles is that flounces is (flounce) while ruffles is (ruffle). As a noun ruffles is .
To move in an exaggerated, bouncy manner.
(archaic) To flounder; to make spastic motions.
- To flutter and flounce will do nothing but batter and bruise us.
To decorate with a flounce.
To leave a group dramatically, in a way that draws attention to oneself.
- With his broad fins and forky tail he laves / The rising surge, and flounces in the waves.
- After failing to win the leadership election, he flounced dramatically.
(en noun )
(sewing) A strip of decorative material, usually pleated, attached along one edge; a ruffle.(w)
The act of flouncing.
- Mind you, clothes were clothes in those days. […] Frills, ruffles, flounces , lace, complicated seams and gores: not only did they sweep the ground and have to be held up in one hand elegantly as you walked along, but they had little capes or coats or feather boas.