It takes no genius to see that pleats are  back on trend. Even the Duchess of Cambridge has jumped on the bandwagon. She has been spotted on not one but three  pleated numbers. This full skirt movement is thought to have  originated in the 16th century.

Hawt Red Alexander Mcqueen Number

 A common style of pleating during that time was the knife pleat, and it was used to gather the fabrics of petticoats and skirts to waistbands.

Oh La La Orla Keilly


The reason why pleats work well for Catherine is because it falls slightly above her knees. This fashionable look highlights her lovely legs and shape. According to–  “short skirts are a classic choice when it comes to placing details such as pleats”. It leaves one looking like a cheerleader! Although if you have drumsticks for legs( like me!) then perhaps a full length skirt will work. Finish off with belts,  flats or sexy hot heels( let your mood decide)  Jonathan Saunders, Nanette Lepore, Nina Ricci, Tommy Hilfiger, Erdem, Rachel Royare some of the designers that sent pleats down the runway.



Rachel Roy


 What is so fab is that  Saunders et al used different fabrics like cotton, organza, prints and still gave that structured look that is so typical of pleats. Dresses, skirt or tops; pleats is a classic trend that will let you feeling more feminine. A great staple for every original fashionista’s wardrobe.
Ciao Bellas xxx
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