Pretty in Pleats

I’m pretty sure that the last time I wore pleats it was for a P.E. lesson, which is – quick mental calculation – too long ago to mention. So, it seems like a good time to revisit the pleat, especially as they have come a long, long, way since my school days!

Pleats are a fashion force this season being seen on wide leg trousers, dresses, sleeves and everything in between. With the floaty, voluminous shapes being super feminine, their is no denying that this trend is one for the girlie girls.

My preference has to be the classic pleated skirt and this one is a steal at just £16.00! The light fabric gives it a really feminine feel, perfect for an elegant evening outfit, but this would work equally as well with a slim fitting t-shirt during the day.

You can go sporty with these cute Love Label shorts. Teaming with a yellow top like this one works the colour block trend too. Alternatively you could team these shorts with a fitted jacket and strappy sandals for a sassy evening outfit.

Embrace the 70’s disco vibe with this one shoulder swing dress…

… or this gorgeous pleated cape – which would look fab teamed with a jumpsuit and heels for a night out.

Either a statement piece or a tiny detail pleats can be found everywhere this season… will you be indulging?

28th April 2011
Written by Very_Lauren