Pleats, Please!

Sure, the pleated skirt you wore might have been way back in your school days. But with the fashion world going gaga over this resurgent trend, perhaps this is the right time to bring those babies back! Made famous by Issey Miyake in the early ‘90s and Balenciaga, Simone Rocha, and Lanvin in 2018, the lightweight, swishy, and micro-pleated material appears in various forms of skirts, sheath dresses, tunics, tops, and pyjama pants. Plus, the ultra-feminine detailing that has a small trace of metallics and shine creates sexiness with just the right hint of reserve. Spotted via social media on some of our favourite fashion bloggers and style icons, knife pleats make for the perfect office-to-night out outfits. Just don’t forget to twirl and swirl, ladies!

How to wear:

  • Since the focus is on movement, keep your look grounded by pairing it with simple accessories, low heels, and neutral makeup. Trust us, this will help you make your micro-pleats really shine.
  • Make sure you pay extra attention to what you’re wearing underneath, as the fabric shows every crease. And yes, ironing is a big NO.
  • Created in silks, chiffons, and beyond, you can mix this fun fabric with other textures, too. Found in every pastel, neutral, and bright colour palette, a pleated skirt is a sweet treat to your wardrobe in the dead of winter. Style your skirt with a woven jumper and half tuck a shirt beneath, and add a glam edge with boots for a casual Friday.