Pleated Skirts are Back! Here are Different Ways to Them
Egyptians used to regard pleated fabric as a symbol of luxury and power. As of late, RTW versions including pleated skirts went off the radar as they were considered dated. But, it is back and the trend has exploded without anyone seeing it coming! We are not surprised, of course, as pleats perfectly blend sophistication and street style.
There’s just one problem: pleated skirts are not as simple to wear as jeans! You will need help in making it work, and we’ll teach you how to do just that.
Pleated Mini Skirt
A pleated mini skirt paired with oversized turtleneck sweaters, a low bun, a large clutch, over-the-knee boots, neutral make-up, red lipstick, and zero accessories - it can’t get any more suave, classy, and elegant than this!
Metallic Pleated Skirt
Get that coveted street-smart style with metallic pleated skirts. To flaunt a book-smart look, pair one with a plain white shirt. If we’ve piqued your interest, tuck your shirt in, throw on your favorite pointed heels and leather tote, then put your hair in a bun – we are sure you will ace this look!
Dramatic Pleated Skirt/Dress
Have an upcoming party to attend? Check out ball gown-styled pleated skirts that balloon out and form beautiful silhouettes. Spruce a skirt up even further without going over the top by choosing a halter neck blouse in luxurious materials like silk or satin. Tuck it in, then add a chunky waist belt to give it a bit of balance. A big clutch and peep-toes go with your look.
If you want to skip the trouble of putting together this outfit but retain its impact, you can opt for a pleated ball gown dress like this one:
Embellished Crop Top and Pleated Skirt
Pleated skirts can also be taken to parties. Case in point: a pleated skirt paired with a sequined crop top. If your style leans towards minimalism, this outfit is perfect for you as it screams simplicity and sophistication without looking too drab and boring. Want to stand out more? Just give it a quick spin with pumps and a neon crop top.
Red Pleated Skirt
Pair an edgy pleated skirt in red with a noodle strap top in black. Beachy waves, wedges, a crossbody bag, and hoops will create a stunning flow with this outfit.
Gold Pleated Skirt
On days when you just decide to go all out or go home, this look will come in handy. You’ll be party-ready with gilded separates and you’ll have the opportunity to go outside of the box. Tuck a turtleneck shirt into a pleated skirt in gold. Complete the look by throwing on purple booties, an oversized shrug or coat, and red lipstick!
Pleated Floral Skirt
Do you want to switch up your look with something old school or vintage? Maybe a floral skirt will match your mood. Keep the top neutral-colored so your skirt is the highlight of your outfit. Tuck it in and keep it simple by sporting a tight bun. For the makeup, it’s best to keep it neutral with a bit of bronzer to highlight the face. Ankle strap sandals or kitten heels are your ideal options for shoes.
Pleated Maxi Skirt
Do you love maxi skirts? If so, then you know they look and feel as comfortable and easy-breezy as they look. Keep it simple by opting for the white crop or tank top. You can also add layers with a Chambray shirt. Either way, a pleated maxi skirt is a must-have for your closet.
Formal Pleated Skirt
If you are bored structured skirts and formal pants all the time, box-pleated skirts will break your monotonous streak. Box pleats can add definition into your outfit without appearing too overly casual. With a matching blazer and a pastel or crisp white shirt underneath, we are sure you will rock your workplace. A leather bag and black pumps best pair with this outfit.
Hoodie and Pleated Skirt
Opposites attract and with a good reason. Case in point: an overly casual full-zip hoodie with an ultra-feminine, pastel-colored pleated skirt. Be creative and accessorize your outfit depending on your mood.
Pleated Skirt and a Denim Jacket
A pleated skirt and a denim jacket? Why not? This is actually the favorite of fashionable women as it looks edgy! To pull this look off, blend a funky denim jacket with a pleated, polka-dotted skirt. Throw in your white Converse shoes, too.