ruffle means: A decorative frill made of lace, or gathered ornamentation of fabric called ruffle. It is often used for trimming or embellishing the neck or wrist. When a strip of fabric is gathered, or pleated it will form a frill which adds a ruffled edge to the garment’s straight edges. You can think of Henry VIII’s lace ruffles or Victorians using them. They are still fashionable today and can be found in haute couture and high fashion. (in Fashion Dictionary)