Trend Tutorial: 5 Ways To Attain Pleat Perfection

More than just a schoolgirl’s staple, pleats are becoming a timeless and bold fashion statement

Photos and text: Zalora ZCOOP

Pleats used to be associated with schoolgirls and pinafores.

But with designers like Issey Miyake, Michael Kors, Victoria Beckham, and Proenza Schouler revisiting this old-school trend, it’s coming back as a bolder, sexier version of its past self.

Whether it’s knife pleats, accordion pleats, micro-pleats, or top-stitched pleats, there’s a look you’re bound to love.

Here’s how to get back into the fold:

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1. Leather and Shimmer

Pleats? Bad-ass? Who would have thought? But add a metallic shimmer and throw on a leather jacket, and you would have instantly upgraded your pleated skirt to cool-girl chic. Add a dash of red lipstick and leave beachy waves loose for added insouciance.

Try this.

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