Pleated Its Way Back Into My Life.


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.

1: Miss Selfridge Pleat colorblock midi dress $82

2: Glamorous Contrast Bodice Pleated Dress $84

3: Alexander McQueen Racer Dress $1,602

4: Whistles Lottie Pleated Skirt $191.35

5: TOPSHOP Tall Pleat Midi Shirtdress in lavender and Lemon $100

6: TOPSHOP Pleated Scallop Crop Shell Top $56

7: Reiss Devon Fully Pleated Skirt $210

8: AllSaints Accordian Cami Dress $190.48

9: Sonia Rykiel Knitted cotton pleated dress $1,395

10: Mango Two-Tone Pleated Dress $68.24

11: Miss Selfridge Sleeveless Pleat Detail Top $49

1: Tibi Sleeveless Dress $241.50

2: Reiss Tammy Pleated Top in teal and red $140

3: ASOS High Neck Pleated Top $22

4: Vero Moda Very Pleated Midi Dress $32

5: TOPSHOP Earth Printed Dip Back Skirt $64

6: Tibi Pleated silk-chiffon dress $250

7: Halston Heritage Spaghetti Tie Strap Pleated Mini Dress $366


1: Marc by Marc Jacobs Blue Multicolor Stripe Pleated Flavin Skirt $285

2: TOPSHOP Daisy Printed Pleated Skirt $68

3: Tibi Arizona Long Dress $530

4: ANTONIO MARRAS Floral Print Dress $1,489

5: ModCLoth Bright Up the Room Dress $48

6: Jessica Simpson Pleated Maxi Dress $112

7: Reiss Mini Pleated Midi Skirt $210

8: J.Crew Apple-print pleated cotton skirt $130

9: Milly Jade and Navy Pleated Swing Dress $435

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