Ladies 2012 is the year of The Pleated Skirts! Short, maxi, tea length, nude, colored, printed – with flats, boots or heels they make any woman look feminine & chic. Oh… and a bit retro. And we love it! Last autumn the designers’ collections had their share of pleats, and I thought what a cool trend for the cold days. Feminine and sexy in the middle of the cold blizzard. But the pleats were such a huge hit that the trend stuck with us throughout the four seasons and here we are in 2012 Summer still choosing the maxi or short pleated skirt for those hot days in the sun.
Silky & flowy, sweeping the floor or just hiding our bum the pleated skirt is turning into a wardrobe staple. Celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Ashley Tisdale, Rihanna, Diana Agron, Diane Kruger, Kate Bosworth rock this look on the red carpet or in every day life feeling feminine and sophisticated. Top designers like Prada, Gucci, Jason Wu, Jill Stuart, Nanette Lepore lure all of us women into the retro modern world of beauty and style – with the pleats.
All throughout this year the streets were packed with pleats. Women were exploring and taking this trend to the next level. Whoever said pleats are only appropriate for the 5 o’clock tea party was so wrong. Long or short the pleated skirts can be worn with heels, sneakers, boots. You name it. For chilly days add a jumper, scarf, thick coloured tights & jacket while keeping the skirt silky and summery. Be adventurous and mix & match all textures, styles and items into anything you feel. Throw in a vibrant nail polish, chunky jewellery and sunglasses for a rich sophisticated look.
I love to pair the pleated maxi, knee & over the knee length skirt with a belt, , leather jacket, T-shirt, jumper & funky shoes! Here are some of my favourite street & runway looks and celebs rocking this trend!2012 Pleated Skirt – Kim Kardashian