Gone are the days when pleated skirts were restricted to schoolgirl fashion. Thanks to the rise of street style fame, pleats have been revived and redeemed to it girl fashion status. Don’t be as foolish to undermine the versatility of the pleated skirt. Never before have we been met with an item so capable of encompassing the ever-dreaded ‘dressy/casual? dress code, taking you from desk to dinner date with the quick change of a shoe. We’d even go so far as to say that this one item in your wardrobe would have you covered for every kind of social event.
If you don’t believe us, check out some of our SS17 styling tips for pleated skirts.
Bold and billowing
Top, €25.95 at Mango, Tulle maxi skirt, Needle & Thread, €186 at net-a-porter, Tuxedo Suit Jacket, €117 at Topshop, Flatform espadrilles, €60 at River Island
Flirty and Feminine
Top, €19.95 at Stradivarius, Skirt, Gucci, €1,500 at net-a-porter, Monochrome bag, J.W Anderson, €1,345 at farfetch.com, Sunglasses, Ray-Ban, €155 at net-a-porter
Pretty in Pink
Top, €19.95 at Mango, Skirt, €29.95 at Mango, Sunglasses, Skinny Dip, €42 at Topshop, Shoes, €37.99 at New Look
WORDS BY NIAMH CRAWFORD-WALKER