When most of us hear the word pleats, we tend to run in the opposite direction in hopes that we don’t have to relive our grade school uniform nightmares. Well, I’m here today to tell you that this retro trend is back for round two. I was a little apprehensive to try it, but after seeing pleats walk down almost every runway, I noticed that the look was light and airy versus the heavily starched look of the trends first go-round. If the super feminine vibe isn’t your thing, no need to worry — pleats look amazing in leather (a personal favorite).
Let me tell you ladies, there’s something for everyone; whether they’re box, accordion, big or small. The pleated skirt is a must have this spring. Today’s pleats have a fresh and modern face, giving feminine a whole new meaning. This season we challenge you to jazz your look up with PLEATS!
So are you ready to give the trendy pleat another go? Let me know what you think of this retro come back in the comments section below.
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5 Band Pleated Skirt in Blue/Midnight, $209, Revolve Clothing
This short 5 band pleated dirndl skirt is perfect for a sunny day running errands.
Pleated Jardin Skirt, $128, J Crew
This flirty silhouette with pretty pleating for even more polish is perfect for a casual Friday at the office.
Willow Broidery Cutout Pleated Skirt, $346.50, Shopbop
This accordion-pleated skirt features laser-cut details at the hem to spice things up.
Rachel Comey Caliper Leather Skirt, $225, Opening Ceremony
Rachel Comey strikes a seamless balance between sophistication and edge with her leather pleated skirt. Pair this skirt with a midriff top and you're ready for a night out with your friends.
Asymmetric Fine Pleated Skirt, $59.90, Zara
Pair this airy skirt with an oversized sweater or tank for a lazy spring day at the coffee shop.
Catherine Malandrino Accordion Pleat Maxi Skirt, $295, Zappos
This maxi falls beautifully to the ground bringing out your inner gypsy woman. For a more structured look pair this skirt with a blazer and a heeled sandal.
Alice + Olivia Rhymes Mini Pleated Bubble Skirt, $297, Bloomingdale's
This pleated bubble hem skirt has a flirty silhouette perfect for a first date dinner.
Rigid Denim Skirt, $340, Tibi
This midi length denim skirt with deep cross-pleats is a great relaxed take on a refined traditional look.
Colour Block Pleated Layer Skirt, $259.62, ASOS
This layered color blocked maxi is totally channeling a feminine aesthetic with a cool edge. Perfect for a walk in the park.