Not just for grandmas anymore, pleats were all over the SS 2011 Runway:
|courtesy of Harper's Bazaar|
Fashionising.com even did a special on pleats as a Spring/Summer trend for 2011. You can check it out here.
Pleating is effortlessly flattering on almost all body types but it can be difficult to utilize pleats without looking overdressed. For that reason, I wear a t-shirt with mine to downplay the dressy effect. Adding a belt is the perfect accessory and gives the look that finishing touch.
|Vintage pleated skirt - FC ($8)|
J. Crew tee - FC ($7)
Thrifted belt ($2)
Pink Studio Wedges - FC ($12)
Vintage LV purse- gifted by Mom
Vintage gold unicorn earrings - ebay ($7)
Not only was there plenty of runway inspiration for pleats, bloggers went crazy with streetstyle photos of how they wear pleats. Check out some of my favorites (all via chictopia.com):
Click on any of the bloggers mentioned above to see their own interpretation of pleats!
Dying to try your own version of the pleated-skirt look? First, check out your local thrift shops! Or click on any of these fab finds (all $75 or less) from Asos, Topshop, Forever 21 and more!