How to Wear the Pleated Skirt? Summer and Winter style
Hard to wear the pleated skirt? Boring, classic, BCBG. However, the pleated skirt is easier to wear than it looks. provided you know how to modernize this timeless piece which regularly enters and leaves the women's wardrobe. This winter, the pleated skirt trend is taking hold. And it's here to stay! Want to know thesecret to a successful look with a fluid pleated midi skirt with fine pleats? Think of it as jeans. You'll modernize it faaaciiiile! In which season to wear this key piece, for which morphology and with what to accessorize? You will know everything, everything, everything about how to wear a pleated skirt after reading this article ;)
Ultra chic long gold pleated skirt (Image Ludemelane - Pinterest)
On the program:
- How to wear the pleated skirt in autumn/winter?
- Look ideas for wearing the pleated skirt in the evening
- The pleated midi skirt in spring and summer
- How to wash the pleated skirt to keep the pleats marked?
How to wear the pleated skirt in autumn/winter?
To modernize the pleated skirt in autumn/winter, it's simple: play on the contrast of the materials. Is it fine, airy, fluid and sometimes satiny/shiny? Pair it with a close-fitting fine-knit sweater or an oversized sweater in very thick wool. For more elegance, opt for a wool sweater with a crew neck or a turtleneck to refine the wearing of your head.
Aurore embroidered sheer neckline sweater - les petits imprimés
The fine knit sweater is easier to tuck into the skirt for a modern look. But you can just as well wear it over the skirt because its natural fall is impeccable.
Luna sleeve stripe turtleneck sweater - les petits imprimés
As for the thick, oversized, loose and voluminous sweater, it will be more complicated to wear it in the skirt without giving the impression of having swallowed a raclette, a tartiflette and a fondue. So the chunky knit is worn outside the skirt with an effect that is maximized to the extreme. It's ideal for hiding curves, but also for giving volume to narrow busts, such as A-shaped morphologies.
As for shoes, adopt the big leather boots lined with thick tights. If you're tall and thin, you can afford boots that go up to your ankles (but "compact" your figure if you're short).
Also read: How well dress according to your morphology?
Look ideas for wearing the pleated skirt in the evening
In the evening, the pleated midi skirt in fluid material combines with other fluid, satiny and shiny materials for a 100% sophisticated outfit. Her best friend: the caraco, a fine lace tank top. But also noble materials such as muslin, silk or satin.
Tropical pattern tank top
Tucked into the skirt, slightly bloused, this type of top gives a chic and falsely casual look. In addition, the slightly loose effect can hide a small belly (and devour the sideboard neither seen nor known).
If you're thin, you can even afford the sexy lace crop top. Or, the lingerie style lace bodysuit to contrast with a blazer that covers the hips (so there, you are the epitome of "sexyness"!).
Flashmode image on Pinterest
As for shoes, bet on heeled sandals or pumps for dizzying legs. Spruce up your outfit with a fringed clutch (very trendy right now), a felt hat or a beret.
The pleated midi skirt in spring and summer
Spring: Materials become lighter
In mid-season, fine-knit cardigans, casual trainers and light-coloured shoulder bags accompany pleated midi skirts in vibrant colors.
Soline lightweight knitted cardigan - les petits imprimés
Alternatively, the original thin sweater. Its finesse protects you from the cold with elegance, even with pretty embroidery. The ripples highlight your bust, while adding a sexy look.
Sweater elegant and colorful Olivia - les petits imprimés
In spring, the sweatshirt is an interesting alternative to knitwear. Lighter than the sweater, it is less warm. Elasticated at the waist, it does not hang down, marks the waist and blows a wind of youth and dynamism.
In summer: dynamism and creativity
In summer, materials are lighter to flirt with transparent embroidery, couture lace, short sleeves and low necklines. The sexy, elegant and feminine couture lace top amazes, surprises and attracts all the compliments.
Sleeveless high neck lace top - les petits imprimésThink cross-body shoulder bag for a city look.
The thin basic sweater with short sleeves is another fan favorite: white round-neck t-shirt or thin V-neck sweater for generous busts, aim for the clean, minimalist to mix the casualness of the top with the sophistication of the midi pleated skirt.
Black short-sleeved sweater Victory in ecological fiber - les petits imprimés
You can also play with the gradient between the top and the skirt or the marked contrasts for a pop color block outfit.
The printed t-shirt is of course a must have to give a twist to the pleated skirt. Its basic cut energizes while the flocked message or an artistic graphic displays your personality. This more "fashionable" style allows you to express the imagination of the most creative people.
Summer outfits come with white or colored sneakers and a daring basket to breathe the "summervibes".
Handmade lace tote 100% cotton - les petits imprimés
For an evening, add a denim jacket or a perfecto. If you are more casual streetwear sport, aim for the bomber instead. Step up in style with a chic long black blazer.
Eliot checked sleeve straight jacket - les petits imprimés
Also read: How to wear my dresses and skirts in winter?
The pleated skirt: for which morphology?
- You are small and thin: opt for a short pleated skirt above the knee to elongate your legs, especially if you accompany them with a pair of heels. That's good: the tennis player-style white pleated skirt trend is right on trend
- You are tall with a few curves: the very long pleated skirt down to the ankles will lengthen your silhouette with its vertical lines to slim your stomach and hips. However, avoid iridescent, satiny and metallic shades that catch the light on each curve.
- You are tall and thin: you can afford any length. But the midi pleated skirt is the trendiest right now.
- You are small and plump: avoid the pleated skirt which adds volume to the hips, legs and flattens the silhouette.
How to wash the pleated skirt to keep the pleats marked?
Current pleated skirts have laser-marked pleats. However, they may fade after several washes. To properly care for your pleated skirt (and if your skirt can be machine washed):
- lay out your skirt on a flat surface;
- grab one end of the belt and the end of the skirt on the same side;
- roll it;
- put it in a protective net or nylon pantyhose.
Otherwise, no choice: hand wash.
Did you like this article?
The pleated skirt is the trend of the moment! Midi length, long or short, it can be worn with a sweater or a T-shirt during the day, with a satin camisole or a lace crop top in the evening. Not to mention a pretty denim, leather or velvet blazer jacket.
This trend will continue at least until next summer. Are you afraid of not wearing it anymore? It will give you a graphic and stylized look in all dressy events: weddings, ceremonies, chic evening outings.