Fashion Trends

Pleated Dresses and Skirts Are A Runway Trend To Try This Summer


While sharp pleats may bring your schoolgirl days to mind, Spring/Summer 2015’s pleated skirt trend is a streamlined and sophisticated take on this look. At Michael Kors, a high-waisted black midi dress with cut-outs, a floating hem and subtle pleats made a splash on the runway. Meanwhile, Hermès showcased a pristine white skirt with accordion pleats, for a crisp sartorial statement. At Naeem Khan, a short black number with wide box pleats was a structured take on the trend.

For fashionistas who are craving the defined silhouette of pleats, the season’s latest trend brings visual interest to both midi and mini hemlines. Here are our favourite ways to bring the pleated look from the catwalk and into your own closet.

Casual Chic

While a playful pleated skirt may bring the stark look of tennis whites to mind, pleated styles are surprisingly winners in the weekend fashion game. To switch up your casual fashion from distressed denim or faded shorts, pair a flirty, box-pleated number with lace-up flat sandals and a loose printed blouse.


To bring a professional vibe to your pleats, pair the season’s accordion pleated, flowing dress with a crisp white button down blouse, peep toe pumps and a thin belt. The belt brings additional structure to the pleats, while sleek and minimalist accessories ensure that your style is a success in the boardroom.


For the after hours, try a high-waisted pleated maxi skirt in a light pastel shade. Pair your statement piece with a contrasting crop top, strappy wedges and an armful of bangles. For a striking outfit which will leave you looking like the life of the party, try a metallic pleated skirt worn with a lace blouse.


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