Prada 2012 - Vintage Pleated Skirt

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.

Prada 2012 - Vintage Pleated Skirt

Prada 2012 – Vintage Pleated Skirt

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 - Street Style

2012 Pleated Skirt – Street Style

2012 Pleated Skirt - Street Style

2012 Pleated Skirt – Street Style

2012 Pleated Skirt

2012 Pleated Skirt

2012 Pleated Skirt - Street Style

2012 Pleated Skirt – Street Style

2012 Pleated Skirt - Street Style

2012 Pleated Skirt – Street Style

2012 Pleated Skirt – Kim Kardashian
Antonio Berardi Fall 2012 RTW - Pleated Skirt

Antonio Berardi Fall 2012 RTW – Pleated Skirt

2012 Pleated Skirt - Ashley Tisdale

2012 Pleated Skirt – Ashley Tisdale

2012 Pleated Skirt - Ashley Madekwe

2012 Pleated Skirt – Ashley Madekwe

2012 Pleated Skirt - Street Style

2012 Pleated Skirt – Street Style

2012 Pleated Skirt - Chloe Moretz

2012 Pleated Skirt – Chloe Moretz

2012 Pleated Skirt - Clemence Poesy

2012 Pleated Skirt – Clemence Poesy

2012 Pleated Skirt

2012 Pleated Dress

2012 Pleated Skirt - Street Style

2012 Pleated Skirt – Street Style

2012 Pleated Skirt - Street Style

2012 Pleated Skirt – Street Style

2012 Pleated Skirt - Diana Agron

2012 Pleated Skirt – Diana Agron

2012 Pleated Skirt - Diane Kruger

2012 Pleated Skirt – Diane Kruger

2012 Pleated Skirt - Street Style

2012 Pleated Skirt – Street Style

2012 Pleated Skirt - Emmy Rossum

2012 Pleated Skirt – Emmy Rossum

 2012 Pleated Skirt - Fashion Vibe Blog

2012 Pleated Skirt – Fashion Vibe Blog

Gucci Resort 2012 - Pleated Skirt

Gucci Resort 2012 – Pleated Skirt

Jason Wu Spring 2012 - Pleated Skirt

Jason Wu Spring 2012 – Pleated Skirt

Jill Stuart Spring Summer 2011 - Pleated Skirt

Jill Stuart Spring Summer 2011 – Pleated Skirt

2012 Pleated Skirt - Kate Bosworth

2012 Pleated Skirt – Kate Bosworth

2012 Pleated Dress - Kim Kardashian

2012 Pleated Dress – Kim Kardashian

2012 Pleated Dress - Vancouver Street Style

2012 Pleated Dress – Vancouver Street Style

2012 Pleated Dress - London Street Style

2012 Pleated Dress – London Street Style

2012 Pleated Dress - Milan Street Style

2012 Pleated Dress – Milan Street Style

2012 Pleated Dress - Milan Street Style

2012 Pleated Dress – Milan Street Style

2012 Pleated Dress - Demi Lovato

2012 Pleated Dress – Demi Lovato

2012 Pleated Dress - Mila Kunis

2012 Pleated Dress – Mila Kunis

Nanette Lepore Spring 2012 - Pleated Skirt

Nanette Lepore Spring 2012 – Pleated Skirt

2012 Pleated Skirt - New York Street Style

2012 Pleated Skirt – New York Street Style

Pintrest - 2012 Pleated Skirt - Street Style

Pintrest – 2012 Pleated Skirt – Street Style

Prada RTW Spring 2012 - Pleated Skirt

Prada RTW Spring 2012 – Pleated Skirt

2012 Pleated Skirt

2012 Pleated Skirt

2012 Pleated Skirt - Olivia Palermo

2012 Pleated Skirt – Olivia Palermo

2012 Pleated Skirt - Taylor Swift

2012 Pleated Skirt – Taylor Swift

2012 Pleated Skirt - Street Style

2012 Pleated Skirt – Street Style

Prada Spring 2012 - Pleated Skirt

Prada Spring 2012 – Pleated Skirt

2012 Pleated Skirt - Street Style

2012 Pleated Skirt – Street Style

2012 Pleated Skirt - Rihanna

2012 Pleated Skirt – Rihanna

2012 Pleated Skirt - Street Style

2012 Pleated Skirt – Street Style

 

 

 

 



9 replies
  1. Josh says:

    The worst part about this whole thing are people trying to imitate celebs and be something they are not. What ever happened to being an individual and designing your own style. Seriously. As a guy I am not at all attracted to any woman who follows trends she sees on TV as it means that person has been stripped of their personality and cannot think for themselves beyond what people on TV dictate to them.

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  2. greenscorpio says:

    i’m not confident enough to wear skirts. I don’t know why! But looking at these photos make me want to buy at least one.

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    • Dana Cristina says:

      I never used to like pleats, but now i love them, ever since last autumn! so yeah… tastes change. I guess we just need to be opened about exploring all fashion trends! thanks for stopping by:) Take care xx

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