Trend To Try: Different Ways To Wear Pleats


July 25, 2017 | BY Justine Lee

New ways to wear the pleated skirt.

Throw out all your micro minis—there's no need to bare skin to be sexy this season. Make a statement with a pleated dress or midi skirt instead, a stylish staple that's less naïve school girl and more chic school teacher. 

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Swipe through for six designer brands that will school you on how it's done:


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Photo: Courtesy of Sacai

When paired with badass metallic boots, the pretty pleats of this patterned Sacai dress don't seem so pretty anymore. The dress' drapey silhouette flatters your frame, while the boots give the look an extra kick. Make this town your stomping ground.

Sonia Rykiel

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Photo: Courtesy of Sonia Rykiel

The Sonia Rykiel navy skirt, worn with a  black top with a cheeky broderie anglaise collar, is sophisticated and feminine. A wearable twist on the classic woman's wardrobe, this parisienne pairing is easy and chic. Sometimes, you just have to break the rules.

Christopher Kane

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Photo: Courtesy of Christopher Kane

The neutral palette of this Christopher Kane midi skirt recalls utilitarian inspirations while serving as the perfect canvas for your most playful accessories. With plenty of texture and eyecatching pops of colour, the resulting look is undeniably cool.

Alexander McQueen

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Photo: Courtesy of Alexander McQueen

Featuring a swirling marbled pattern and a plunging neckline, this dreamy Alexander McQueen dress proves that romance is never boring. When topped with hardware-laden leather details, even the most innocent outfit can be completely transformed.


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The midi skirt might've had a bad reputation of being boring, but this vibrant option from Gucci is anything but—bright and lively, this eccentric piece is sure to turn heads wherever you go. Unique, busy, and youthful, this candyfloss pink skirt is a fresh take on the trend.

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Photo: Courtesy of Fendi

Paired with a comfortable, neutral-coloured sweater, this terracotta midi skirt from Fendi is effortlessly fashionable. Slouchy and stylish, this outfit is a go-to for when you're on the go.

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