Fashion Trends

Pretty Pleats Are Officially A Trend For Spring 2016


If you’re looking to channel your inner fairytale princess this spring, look no further than the gorgeous pleated designs which have officially swept the season’s runways. Whether you’re craving casual simplicity or are looking to bring sharp pleats into your nine to five wardrobe, this trend is certainly one to embrace now. Just in time for romantic spring evenings and beautiful sunsets, here’s how to incorporate this catwalk essential into your street style now.

Casual Chic

For a soft, slightly bohemian approach to the look, take your sartorial cues from Stella McCartney. Whether you’re strolling through the park or hitting your favourite boutiques on the weekend, bring understated elegance into your weekend style with a pink pleated frock. A flowing mid-length hemline, sleeveless silhouette and a creamy confectionery inspired colour palette of dark pink and ivory help to complete the look. Meanwhile, delicate accordion pleats and an asymmetrical hemline turn up the glamour factor.

Work Wear

If your corporate chic wardrobe is lacking flavour, follow the example from the Gucci runways and stun in a colourful pleated skirt. The look of crisp pleating, along with a bevy of primary red, blue and yellow hues, helps to wrap up the style. For a contrasting effect, pair your rainbow-hued midi skirt with a soft teal-coloured pussybow blouse and embellished dangling earrings. Add oversized funky eyeglasses to bring a seductive librarian effect to the pleated number, and prepare to wow at your next meeting.


As you step out into the after hours, channel the feminine pleated statement as spotted on the catwalk at Carolina Herrera. Trade your box pleats and knife-like precision for a soft, flowing silhouette which captures the grace and beauty of the season. Step out in a floor-length ivory frock, accented with a trailing pleated hem and thick straps. Pair your dramatic number with strappy sandals and shoulder-dusting earrings to feel like a true bohemian queen.


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