Pleats are no longer just a memory of our schoolgirl uniforms of the past. Making multiple appearances on the resort 2016 runways, from Christopher Kane to Altuzarra to Dior, they’ve been seen on the catwalk in every which way. Whether it’s adding depth to a romantic, flowing gown or adding dimension to a structured mini-dress, pleats are a major, and overall flattering, when done right, trend to incorporate into our late winter/early spring wardrobe. It can be as subtle as a detailed panel on a blouse or a skirt or a full-on look, such as a micro-pleated pant. We rounded up some of our favorites pieces we want to buy now. Check them out in the gallery.
Paco Rabanne, Mixed-Pleat Twill Skirt, $369, available at Barneys.
Altuzarra, Rosewood Pleated Top, $795, available at The Line.
Rebecca Minkoff, Madeline Striped Pleat Skirt, $228, available at Rebecca Minkoff.
ASOS, Pleated Leather Look Skirt, $69, available at ASOS.
COS, Rib Trim Pleated Top, $99, available at COS.
Paula Ka, Sleeveless Pleat Detail Dress, $865, available at Bloomingdales.
MM6 Maison Margiela, Pleated Crepe T-Shirt, $360, available at Net-A-Porter.
ASTR, Chambray Culotte, $62, available at Nordstrom.
Timo Weiland, Lauren Sweater Dress, $225, available at Timo Weiland.
Pleats Please, Tapered Pants, $265, available at Opening Ceremony.