No longer relegated to the plaid skirts of the private school uniform, pleats have grown up. The flowing, folded flair has graduated with a sophisticated makeover accentuating dresses and skirts with some chic, feminine detailing.
Pleats are a popular skirt design due to comfort and the slimming style the vertical lines give your body… provided your top stays trim to the torso. Unlike other skirt shapes, a pleated profile is much more elegant whether a mini, a midi, or a maxi.
The mini conveys a more casual look and can be combined with t-shirts, tank tops, or button-down blouses. Whereas, the midi and maxi delivery a more formal approach and are beautiful when paired with body conscious turtlenecks, cardigan sweaters, or sleeveless shells.
The elegant movement of the folds allows a pleated piece to steal the show, so pair it with easy staples. You’ll want to keep things neat and uncluttered. Tuck a crisp white shirt into your long skirt or throw a solid sweater over your dress.
If you have a slim top and curvy bottom body, then a pleated skirt might cover and hide some unwanted areas… especially in a dark hue. I love to see ladies adding a layer of blazer on a bright or printed top.
If you have a curvy top, then pleated skirt will for sure balance the whole look. Keep the top light as it’s better to choose light colors, fabrics, and lightweight silhouettes.
My personal favorites are the skirts in a bold color. Just look at how fresh and feminine, yet warm for winter, this floral sweater is tucked in an eye-catching bottom.
So, take on this uber versatile trend which can be worn with ankle boots, flats, gladiator sandals, sneakers, and every heel height. Buy some flirty, fun, and playful pleats!