The first time I rocked a pleated garment was at the age of five. The fabric was a heavy cotton-polyester blend; the style, overalls; and the place, primary school in Trinidad and Tobago. I rocked the pleats for about seven years straight after my first time, so my relationship with the folds wasn’t one that I have fond memories of. Time heals all wounds, scars and my love hate history with extra fabric. I’ve found some ways to help me bring pleats back into my life so the second time around, pleats can give me happy memories. Let’s see if these ideas might help.
1: My need to feel the lighter pleats in life can make me a happy go lucky gal this spring/summer.
2: Pleats in small portions is best way to keep the weight off, or at least make it look like I did, right?
3: Lots of movement is what I’ll need to let the pleats catch air like they do in the movies.
4: If wearing pleats ever becomes to much for me to handle I’ll bring in a companion that will stay on top of folds, prints.
3: Alexander McQueen Racer Dress $1,602
4: Whistles Lottie Pleated Skirt $191.35
7: Reiss Devon Fully Pleated Skirt $210
8: AllSaints Accordian Cami Dress $190.48
10: Mango Two-Tone Pleated Dress $68.24
1: Tibi Sleeveless Dress $241.50
3: ASOS High Neck Pleated Top $22
6: Tibi Pleated silk-chiffon dress $250
3: Tibi Arizona Long Dress $530
4: ANTONIO MARRAS Floral Print Dress $1,489
7: Reiss Mini Pleated Midi Skirt $210