Pretty Pleats Please!

I absolutely love the “staying power” of pleats.  It is one of those fashion trends that have been around seemingly forever and still remains a stable part of our wardrobe today.  According to Wikipedia, a pleat is a type of fold formed by doubling fabric back upon itself and securing it in place and usually heat set into a sharp crease.  It also identifies 13 different types of pleats.

Pleating goes back to the ancient Egyptians who considered pleating worthy of royal kings and queens.  In 1909, Spanish designer Mariano Fortuny brought it to women’s fashion where it exploded throughout Europe.  And let’s just say, “the rest is history”.  This fabric consistently shows up in seasonal fashion for all ages.

I found this midi pleated skirt  from H&M, while browsing on the internet .  At the time I ordered it, it was under $20, but now see it listed at $22.  To try to tell you how much I love this skirt would be an understatement!  I love the length!  I love the swing!  I love the color!  And I love the lightness of the polyester fabric which is almost like chiffon.

Here I have paired the skirt with a light T-shirt and chain belt and a pair of dress sandals with a small heel.  Flats would also be a great look.

I plan on keeping this one in my closet for quite a while because it is a classic.

 

 

4 comments

  1. The skirt is definitely a classic and the color is gorgeous! Have never seen a pleated skirt that color! I love it and it looks so great on you with the top, belt, and shoes!!! i just love seeing what you find and how great it looks on you!!!!

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    • Hahaha! I’m a day late and a dollar short. This is purely for fun, But I thank you! I haven’t been back to a salon since COVID, so I get my scissors and trim it in front of the mirror! Thankful I haven’t totally made a mess of it.

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