Pleats are one of the biggest trends to hit the catwalks lately. Right now you’ll be able to find a vast range of items that feature pleat details. From skirts to blouses, there’s bound to be something to suit your personal style. Below are just a few of my favourite pleated finds so far.
1 Halston Heritage Pleate Lamé Mini Dress
Price: $325.00 at net-a-porter.com
This dress will have you disco ready in no time. It’s made from silver lame and features all over pleating. It’s a clever reversible design, meaning you can wear it as a high neck or as a draped v-neck front. Keep it simple with sleek and simple accessories.
2 Topshop Pleat Long Sleeve Shift Dress
Price: $90.00 at us.topshop.com
The horizontal pleats on this dress are a nice change from more common vertical pleats. The shift dress design is very mod. The dress features sheer long sleeves and an exposed back zip. Wear it as is, or pair it with opaque tights and a blazer for a layered look. As for shoes, suede wedges or wooden platform heels would look great!
3 Richard Nicoll Shirt One Shoulder Cotton Dress
Price: $315.00 at net-a-porter.com
This blush dress is a modern and sophisticated design. The pleating detail on this dress comes in the form of a pleated skirt overlay. The one shoulder design is a great way to show off some summer skin. I think this dress would look great paired with nude patent accessories and silver accents.
4 Topshop Tobacco Wide Leg Pleat Trousers
Price: $90.00 at us.topshop.com
These floor skimming trousers are quite something! Wide leg trousers are experiencing a comeback, and this pleated version is an interesting take on the trend. The wide pleats create a soft draping effect. The tobacco colour is also quite timeless.
5 Cacharel Pleated Printed Dress
Price: $870.00 at lagarconne.com
I think that the combination of prints and pleats adds an extra dimension to this dress. This dress comes in a bold green and yellow print, and features pleat detailing on the sleeves and skirt. It’s a relaxed fit with a cinched waist. This is the perfect day dress and would work well with some tan leather oxford shoes.
6 Steven Alan Georgia Skirt
Price: $198.00 at lagarconne.com
The flecked stripe cotton twill of this skirt is so sweet. It sits mid-waist and features all over knife-pleat detailing. It also features vertical slit side pockets. Play up the preppy look and pair this skirt with a crisp white button-down shirt and brogues.
7 Topshop Pleat Collar Blouse
Price: $80.00 at us.topshop.com
The pleat collar on this blouse is such an attractive detail. The collar is almost cape-like in design. Due to the sheer nature of this blouse, wearing a camisole underneath would probably be a good idea. The dark rose colour of this blouse would work well with indigo denim pieces.
8 Pleated Shift Dress by Rare
Price: $88.00 at us.topshop.com
If you can’t get enough of pastels, then this dress is for you! It features all over pleating and comes in the loveliest mint shade. It features a peter-pan collar and has a matching tan belt. Wear this dress with patent cream flats and polka dot tights.
No matter what kind of pleats you prefer, there’s something to suit all tastes. Which of these pleated pieces to do like best?
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