The days when pleating was only for girlie girls or school uniforms is a thing of the past! This time around, designers are transforming silhouettes with sculptural pleats, adding structure and sometimes just a little flirtation, all with the bend of the fabric. This season, see them dressed up, dressed down and everywhere in between. There’s no denying it, pleats are a must have addition to your spring 2016 wardrobe and here’s how you can style up some of the hottest buys on the high street.
Inspiration from the Runway
Well, it looks like designers such as Gucci, Hermès, Chanel and Carolina Herrera have downsized those large carwash pleats which were big in 2015 and turned their sights towards a tinier, tighter knife pleat. I must say, I absolutely love the little swing they add to your walk.
A Night Out on the Town
Whether it’s a night out with your friends or a weekend away in the sun, this eye catching Zebra Print Jumpsuit from Topshop looks so on trend by embracing the pleated textures and sophisticated high neck line. I adore the tailored fit which nips in at the waist for a ultra feminine silhouette. For a look that makes you feel a million dollars, £38 really is a small price to pay.
The key to finishing any look is the choosing the right accessories. To elongate the legs and bring some added sexiness to this outfit I wore my go to pair of Office red stilettos, they are super comfy and come in all different colours, so take your pick! My bag is an Osprey London shoulder bag in a signature polished croc leather which says you mean business, while its bright colour and minimalist silver hardware add a sharp, sexy edge. For casual events try adding interesting accessories such as panama hat or a pair of ankle tie wedges.
A Day Out at the Shops
To mix up your casual wardrobe, these awkward length trousers are great to combine with sneakers and plain tee’s, light off the shoulder shirts and feminine cardigans. Again from Topshop, the edgy monochrome stripe detailing make any woman look feminine & chic.
What does everyone think of the pleat trend?