One of my FAVORITE dresses I've seen online is the Coffee Date Dress by The Selfish Seamstress. Elaine May is so wonderful to share the free pattern with all of us. I love the ruffle detail, but I want a dress with sleeves, and I think for my body type I would look better with a slightly more fitted skirt area rather than the A-line that the pattern has. So I guess I'd probably find a better dress pattern for my shape and add the ruffle to it from the Coffee Date Dress pattern.
There are about a million coffee date dresses you can see online that people have made. You can go here to see a lot of them. Here are a couple that I especially like:
Okay all you smart blogging friends of mine, which dress (or maybe I should say, which ruffles), would you make? You know I'll listen to you, right?