Trend How-To: Pleats

The pleated skirt is the latest staple on the Spring 2011 runways where we saw an array of lengths, patterns, fabrics and styles. Christopher Kane showed off some sexy satin numbers while Chloe, Karen Walker and Derek Lam sent floaty etherial pieces down the runway, pieces that skim the figure and create gorgeous, flowing movement.

Great for that uber feminine look a mid length pleated skirt in a chiffon looks great teamed with a simple blouse and skyscraper wedges. Or to soften up a tough look, be brave and try a pleated leather number. Designers like Miu Miu give that classic pleated look a modern overhaul by using neon brights. See our fave online picks for less and some stylish celebs working the look.

1. Topshop Gold Lurex Pleated Mini Skirt Price: £35.00 available at Topshop 2. French Connection Perfect Pleat Skirt $118.00 available at French Connection 3. Topshop Premium Silver Lurex Midi SKirt Price: £45.00 available at Topshop 4. Sportsgirl Amelie Tail Hem Skirt $79.95 available at Sportsgirl 5. Topshop Foil Pleated Mini Skirt available at Topshop 6.  See by Chloe Jacquard Mini Dress £443.50 available at The Outnet

Left to Right: Eva Mendes, Keri Hilson and Miranda Cosgrove

Left to Right: Eliza Cummings (Model), Cheryl Cole and Keira Knightley

Images courtesy of, Fabsugar


  • Reply vikki18 Wednesday 27th February, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    how old are they?

  • newbie
    Reply newbie Sunday 16th December, 2012 at 11:29 am


  • Reply maggielyly Saturday 27th October, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    I like #1 and #2!

  • Reply seachelle Saturday 29th September, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    cheryl, such a kayooootie

  • Reply BellaB Tuesday 19th June, 2012 at 9:37 am

    I’m not a pleats fan, although I’ll grant you that some people can wear them well.

  • Reply Supersue Monday 7th May, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    French Connection Perfect Pleat Skirt is excellent.

  • Reply Supersue Monday 7th May, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Pleats are stylish.

  • Reply dapperdolly Friday 24th February, 2012 at 8:16 am

    They can be cute unless you have wide hips and it’s not a flowing fabric.

  • Reply Danielle Saturday 3rd December, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    pleats are great!

  • Reply Sarahh Wednesday 9th November, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    I love pleats!

  • aimzybabe
    Reply aimzybabe Monday 17th October, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    Thanks for the tips, I have my eye on the pleated maxi and I was uneasy about buying it..

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