No longer just a school uniform staple, the pleated skirt has come of age in 2016. Featuring on runways for Christian Dior and Guy Laroche, this season’s pleated skirt is feminine and floaty, reaching to the knees or lower. Think less ‘back to school’ and more retro 1950s elegance. This season’s skirt comes in a variety of colors and textures, from subtle beige and neutral colors that are perfect for office wear, to scene-stealing shimmering and metallic fabrics. With its cinched waist, it flatters all figures, creating a ladylike silhouette. Light and airy, we love this trend for spring and summer 2016.
We’ll show you a few simple and figure-flattering ways to wear this season’s hottest trend. Our top tip: keep the rest of your outfit simple – you don’t want to distract attention from this statement piece!
Ways To Style The Black Pleated Skirt
Keep your outfit chic and classic with a black pleated skirt – sure to become your new everyday wardrobe essential. This is an extremely versatile look, which can be used to dress up your more casual sweaters. You could keep things monochrome with a black or charcoal top, for an effortlessly classy outfit. Or add a splash of color with a contrasting bright cropped top. For the more daring, a black leather pleated skirt will add some edge to your outfit, ensuring it’s not too girly. Team with a pair of heeled ankle boots to complete your look.
Midi Or Maxi?
While the pleated skirt normally settles around the knees, this season we’ve also spotted maxi-length pleats in stores. To avoid this swamping and overwhelming your outfit, choose a skirt in a soft pastel color: beige, cream or rose will all work well. Pair with a delicate, sheer or lacy blouse for a sophisticated look. This outfit is all about highlighting the waist, so make sure to keep your blouse tucked in. Alternatively, a black polo neck will provide a neat contrast and a more minimalist look. You could also add a skinny belt for extra definition. Pair with some high heeled pumps for an elegant, ladylike outfit. How will you wear yours?
Featured Image: The pleated skirt trend is definitely not one to miss this season! Wear the look in simple black maxi style to achieve something like Forever Vanny’s minimalistic elegance.
Sweater: Zara, Skirt: Aritzia, Shoes: Schutz, Bag: Proenza Schouler.