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How to Wear a Pleated Skirt

One-Minute Makeover Tip: Pump Up Your Look With Pleats

After perusing the Fab community, it was evident that many of you are feeling the pleated skirt trend this season. Consider it your new go-to piece: whether you opt for supershort, calf-length, or full-on maxi, a pleated skirt is a great transitional look regardless of your age or height and always manages to look pretty and ladylike, no matter what you pair it with. See below for some editors' tips on how to master the pleated skirt trend.

  • The best thing about a pleated skirt is its ability to be worn day or night — you can make it office-appropriate with a silk blouse, blazer, and pointy-toe pumps, then amp things up for evening with a leather jacket and hot pair of heels.
  • Concerned about color choice? If you're more of a classic, no-fuss kind of girl, stick to a pleated skirt in a go-with-everything shade like white, cream, or black — this will look totally timeless and make it easy for you to jazz it up with a printed blouse or colorful accessories. If you're into brighter hues, you can go for a skirt in a fun color like hot pink, teal, or yellow — just make sure you temper the bold shade with a neutral top.
  • Don't be afraid to rock your pleats with a striped tee (stripes are pretty much a neutral, as far as we're concerned) — even though the lines may be going in different directions, it'll result in an effortless, I-just-threw-this-on Parisian look. In the same vein, a pleated skirt with ballerina flats looks très chic as well.

Photos courtesy of Adoretoadorn, Halliekw, and Nusophisticate

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